How to Remove Windows Live Messenger Completely – Uninstall Windows Live Messenger With No Hassle
Windows Live Messenger (including Windows Live Messenger 2009-2011) is an instant messaging client application developed by Microsoft and formally known as Windows Manager in previous Windows operation system. Because it is a preinstalled component and also a part of Windows Essentials therefore make it hard to be removed from the computer by normal procedures. If you no longer need Windows Live Messenger, you can refer to the below instruction to uninstall Windows Live Messenger from your computer.
Uninstall Windows Live Messenger through Control Penal.
- Click Start – Go to Control.
- Click Uninstall a program under the category of Program.
- Scroll down until you see Windows Live Essentials, highlight it and click Uninstall.
- Click “Remove one or more Windows Live programs” option in the up coming wizard window.
- The next step required you to select the Windows live product you want to uninstall, in this case, tick the check box of Windows live manager and click Continue/Uninstall button.
- Wait until the wizard finish the uninstallation and Windows Live Messenger should have been removed for you system.
Option2: remove Windows Live Messenger with Windows command
- Click start button of your Windows or press the Windows button on your keyboard.
- Click Run, type in“RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%INFmsmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove”
- Press OK to finish, if you receive prompt to restart your computer,click yes.
Uninstall Windows Live Messenger the easy way.
Please be informed that the above methods can not guarantee you a 100% complete removal of Windows Live Messenger, which means leftover file & registry entries will remain in your computer even you perform the above removal steps successfully. If you are looking for a comprehensive and thorough solution to remove Windows Live Messenger, here is a program to help you, with Max Uninstaller, Windows Live Messenger and all of its leftover can be easily removed within clicks, simply follow the below tutorial to proceed.
Step1: Click here to free download Max Uninstaller, and then install it in your computer.
Step2: Launch Max Uninstaller, select Windows Live Messenger the right hand list. Press “Run Analysis”
Step3: Max Uninstaller will review uninstall program files and associated registry entries. Click Complete Uninstall to start the program uninstall process. Click Yes to start uninstalling Windows Live Messenger uninstall.
Step4: Wait for the standard Windows Live Messenger uninstall completed. Click “Scan Leftovers”, and Max Uninstaller will conduct a full scan on your computer for a while.
Step5: When it finish scanning, click “Delete Leftovers” and “Yes” button to thoroughly remove Windows Live Messenger and its leftovers.
Step6: Max Uninstaller has now fully uninstalled Windows Live Messenger and deleted all the related files and extensions. Click OK to finish.
Note: As Windows Live Messenger is contained in Windows Live Essentials package, to get rid off Windows Live Messenger, you need to remove all of its components (showed as below image) together as well. Perform the above steps a couple of time can get this done.
Uninstall Windows Live Messenger with Max Uninstaller Video demonstratio
Manually clean out those remnant registry keys
Different from uninstalling Windows Live Messenger with Max Uninstaller which can help you to detect and remove those leftover files and registry keys completely from the computer, in many cases, people need to manually clean out those remnant registry keys when they are using the manual way to uninstall Windows Live Messenger.
Specific steps to remove Windows Live Messenger leftovers:
Step one – click on “Start” > “Run” > type “Regedit” and Enter
Step two – Click \”Microsoft\” > select \”Windows Live.\”
Step three – delete the following keys in it:
\”HKLM\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows Live\\Messenger’ /f\”
\”REG DELETE HKCU\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows Live\\Communications Clients\\Shared /f \”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows Live and Delete Messenger folder
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft and Delete MSNMessenger
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft and Delete MSNMessenger
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Live\Communications Clients and Delete Shared
Step four – click on \”SOFTWARE\” tab > \”MSN Messenger\”
Step five – delete the following registry key:
Note: as registry is an important part for the operation of many installed programs and Windows system, you should distinguish these registry keys, and find and remove the correct one from your computer system. Otherwise, deleting the wrong keys will not only cannot uninstall the program completely, but also being other troubles and errors for the computer system.