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

Allows you to converse with other Windows users over a network.

Detailed information has not been added for this feature.

In XPlite Professional you can find Chat under the group titled Communication and Messaging Communication and Messaging.

Install Chat:

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

Uninstall Chat:

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

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


XPlite Professional can completely uninstall Chat and reinstall to repair Chat on:

  • Windows XP Professional: orig, SP1, SP2
  • Windows XP Home: orig, SP1, SP2
  • Windows 2000 Professional: orig, SP1, SP2, SP3, SP4
  • Windows 2003 Server: orig, SP1, SP2(coming!)

User Removal Statistics for Chat

Of 1253 sampled Windows XP users, 189 left Chat installed and 1064 people uninstalled Chat from their system.

Of 393 sampled Windows 2000 users, 20 left Chat installed and 156 people uninstalled it from their system. No data for another 217 users (advanced features hidden or incomplete log data).

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 Chat is only included in XPlite Professional.

Thankyou for purchasing XPlite Professional.

Chat is avalable as option in XPlite ProfessionalPRO Chat is not in the XPlite Free TrialTrial