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Uninstalling Windows Live Messenger

Q: I have had my computer for 14 months. All of a sudden when it boots up there is a prompt for me to sign into Windows Live Messenger. I can’t get it to stop. I do not nor have I ever used Windows Live Messenger. How do I get rid of it? A: Like […]

Windows Messenger not working on Windows XP Home SP1

Q: I’m stumped…I have Windows XP Home Service Pack 1 installed on my computer, yet I can’t seem to send or receive instant messages. Whenever I try to sign on to Windows Messenger I receive this message: Signing in to .NET Messenger Service failed because the Service is not compatible with the version of the […]

Uninstalling Windows Messenger in Windows XP

Some folks love instant messaging programs like Windows Messenger. They love to be interrupted, and they like to bug their friends. Other folks hate messaging programs, and they loathe seeing Windows Messenger slurping up┬ámemory as its dastardly little icon rests next to their computer’s system clock. Unlike most Windows XP accessories, Microsoft made Windows Messenger […]