uninstalling the pre-installed Windows Messenger

what i find most irritating is that every time you logon windows XP you are greeted with the older version of Windows Messenger, a version which is so old that it doesn’t work! so the question now arises how do i uninstall it. there was a time when i looked everywhere in ‘Add or Remove Programs’ but could not find it. the funny thing about it was that i was soooo close. so heres how you uninstall it:

Start -> Control Panel-> Add or Remove Programs
navigate to ‘Add/Remove Windows Components’ on the left
scroll down and uncheck the ‘Windows Messenger’ box and press Next
it will uninstall and there you go its over by clicking Finish

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