XPlite can uninstall Windows Messenger, re-install or repair Windows Messenger on Windows XP and Windows 2000. Improve Windows performance and security.
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Windows Messenger Windows Messenger

Helps you stay in touch with people you know on the Internet. You can see if people you know are on the Internet when you are and exchange instant messages with them.

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In XPlite Professional you can find Windows Messenger under the group titled System Tools & Utilities System Tools & Utilities.

Install Windows Messenger:

Windows Messenger is a stand-alone component. The function of Windows Messenger does not rely on any other XPlite Professional components and removing other components in XPlite Professional should not influence Windows Messenger.

Uninstall Windows Messenger:

Windows Messenger is not required by other system components in XPlite Professional. You can safely uninstall Windows Messenger without compromising other XPlite Professional components.

BUT PLEASE NOTE: You may have other software installed that does require Windows Messenger. If you encounter any compatibility issues with other software you can quickly and easily reinstall Windows Messenger using XPlite Professional.


XPlite Professional can completely uninstall Windows Messenger and reinstall to repair Windows Messenger on:

  • Windows XP Professional: orig, SP1, SP2
  • Windows XP Home: orig, SP1, SP2
  • Windows 2003 Server: SP2(coming!)

User Removal Statistics for Windows Messenger

Of 552 sampled Windows XP users, 77 left Windows Messenger installed and 475 people uninstalled Windows Messenger from their system.

Pro Users can help us collect these removal statistics.

  1. In XPlite or 2000lite press XPlite properties button to access preferences.
  2. Ensure logging is on.
  3. Check "Send component state data when checking for upgrades" on the Preferences tab.
  4. Using the Check for Upgrades button on the About tab.

The information sent is the last block only of component installation state data - you can see this in the log as "option=1" or "option=0". No personal information is conveyed.

The option to uninstall Windows Messenger is only included in XPlite Professional.

Thankyou for purchasing XPlite Professional.

Windows Messenger is avalable as option in XPlite ProfessionalPRO Windows Messenger is not in the XPlite Free TrialTrial