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 Post subject: Add/Remove Windows Components like MSN Explorer/messenger
PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 5:17 pm 
Glow Ball
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Add/Remove more Windows Components like MSN Explorer/messenger and the Accessories programs


I always lose the link to this, so here's a copy and paste from <a href="http://tweakxp.com/article139394.aspx">tweakxp.com</a>.

This tweak lets you uninstall Windows Components such as MSN Explorer and programs in the Accessories menu on the 'All Programs' menu.
  1. Edit the hidden system file SYSOC.INF in the Windows/INF folder (or WINNT/Inf if you upgraded from NT or 2000).
  2. Delete all instances of the word HIDE. Don't put any spaces in between the commas.
  3. Save your changes.
  4. Open 'Add or Remove Programs' in Control Panel.
  5. Click on 'Add/Remove Windows Components'. You will now see options for 'Accessories and Utilities' (the programs in the Accessories menu on the Start panel), MSN Explorer and several other components.
  6. Uncheck the tick box to remove that component or check it to install it from your XP CD.

Be careful what components you remove though!


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Now hopefully I'll be able to find it next time I need it.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 11:28 am 
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Besides something bug ridden like Windows Messenger, what are the advantages of doing this though?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 11:38 am 
Glow Ball
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The msn explorer, the pinball game and basically anything that is foisted upon us without the option to remove it. To me, the messenger is enough to justify doing it all by itself. It's such a pain in the neck and security hole it should never have been invented.


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