How To Uninstall Windows Live Messenger From Windows 7

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Windows Live Messenger is no longer continued by Microsoft. Earlier known as MSN messenger, the popular instant message service Windows Live Messenger has officially retired and given way to the newer and more powerful Microsoft Skype. Founded in 2003, Skype was formally acquired by Microsoft Corporation very recently in 2011.

Skype provides Instant messaging services but it gained popularity for providing video chat and voice calls over the internet. Apart from that, Skype can also be used for exchanging files and images and even conference calls between multiple users. Skype has a large user base because of it is compatible in all platforms, from mobile phones to tablets and even iOS and Android devices. Calling users over internet using VoIP is considerably cheaper than conventional calls. Recently, Microsoft has revealed its plans to use Skype for Enterprise use as well. In place of Microsoft Lync used for business communication, Microsoft will soon roll out Skype for Business in late 2015.

Since Skype is the only working messaging program, you can uninstall Windows Live Messenger and save valuable space. In order to do this, you can either contact the Windows Live help desk, or make the following changes yourself.

    • Click on the Orb button in the left corner of your screen in order to open the Start menu. From inside the Start menu, click on Control Panel.
    • From the list of options, you will find Uninstall a program option under Programs. Click on it to view the list of programs installed in your computer.
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  • From the list, click on Windows Live Essentials, and select Uninstall/change. This will bring up the Uninstall Program Wizard. Click on Uninstall and then hit Continue.
  • You will be displayed the list of programs under the Windows Live suite. Select Windows Live Messenger and then click on Remove.

Follow the onscreen instructions to uninstall the program. Every trace of the program will be deleted once the Wizard uninstalls the program.The same set of instructions can be used to uninstall every other Windows Live Essential components. Windows Live Messenger opens up on startup, wasting a lot of computer resources. Hence, uninstalling the program will save a lot of space and will appreciably speed up your computer. If you have followed the instructions stated above, you will see that the program has been uninstalled from your computer. If you require further assistance, contact the Windows Live help and support desk for further details.