How to Uninstall Windows Messenger
Windows Messenger is an instant messaging software that allows users to communicate with friends and family members from anywhere in the world via instantaneous text-based messages and audio/video calls. Windows Messenger is the default instant messaging software of the Windows Operating System and is automatically installed when a user purchases a new Windows computer.
Windows Messenger vs Windows Live Messenger
Although Windows Messenger and Windows Live Messenger are similar in both design and function and are often confused with each other, they are two separate programs that are independently operated by Windows.
In effect, Windows Live Messenger is the upgraded version of Windows Messenger, but is apart of a completely different system of programs and services, collectively known as “Windows Live”.
How To Uninstall Windows Messenger
While users can manually download and install Windows Live Messenger at any time, the software does not replace Windows Messenger. Because of this, users must specifically disable or uninstall Windows Messenger in order to prevent it from consuming unnecessary memory. Users can uninstall Windows Messenger at any time by opening the Start Menu, opening the Control Panel, and double-clicking Add/Remove Programs. From here, the user can scroll through the list until he/she has found Windows Messenger, select it, and click the “Remove” button. The user can then follow the on-screen instructions in order to uninstall Windows Messenger and all icons associated with it.