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    Windows Messenger vs. MSN Messenger (4.7 vs. 5)

    Somehow I ended up with both Windows Messenger vs. MSN Messenger. Does anyone know what the key differences are and which one I should keep?

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    Re: Windows Messenger vs. MSN Messenger (4.7 vs. 5)

    Ahhh, you may get a lot of grief from people here who seem to abhor Messenger, but it does have some useful features should you find the need to use them. I have both Windows Messenger 4.7 and MSN Messenger 5.0.

    Other then aesthetics, the key difference is that with the MSN version you can browse the web together.

    Now, you may ask, Why does he have both versions <img src=/S/question.gif border=0 alt=question width=15 height=15> Well, I primarily use Messenger for direct P2P file sharing, using the whiteboard sessions, and for the Remote Assistance feature. Now, M$ will tell you that the Messengers are almost one in the same and you only need one as they are compatible with one another, but I have found that my associates/friends/family that have one or the other must be using the same as I or any one of the aforementioned features will not work - I don't know why because they should - but they don't. So, for certain individuals I use the Windows version native to XP and with others I use the MSN version, and either without incident.

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    Re: Windows Messenger vs. MSN Messenger (4.7 vs. 5)

    Do I need either one? I don't do any messaging with any other people, and I'm trying to keep my computer free from clutter. Is there something else that will stop working if I get rid of it?

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    Re: Windows Messenger vs. MSN Messenger (4.7 vs. 5)

    Hi, sherylking ~

    No, you do not need either.

    With credit to kaplinb, here are at least two ways to get rid of Windows Messenger:

    1) Install SP-1 for Windows XP & you can uninstall Windows Messenger by clicking 'Start' >'Control Panel' > 'Add or Remove Programs' > 'Add/Remove Windows Components' button on left side of window.

    2) To uninstall Windows Messenger immediately and completely, click 'Start' > 'Run' and type exactly as below (or copy and paste):

    <center>
    RunDLL32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%INFmsmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove</center>

    (When typing, make sure insert blank spaces before advpack and %windir%)

    Hit your 'Enter' key and you are done! <IMG SRC=http://www.krymow.com/images/checkeredflag.gif>

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