How To Uninstall Windows Live Messenger In Windows 7

Windows Live Messenger is one of the best messengers available out there. Most of Windows users have installed Live Messenger and eagerly waiting for the next version of Live Messenger, Windows Live Messenger 2010 (Wave 4).


Sometimes you may want to uninstall the Messenger from Windows 7. Though uninstalling the Messenger is simple, many users find it difficult as they can’t see Windows Live Messenger entry under the installed programs list of Control Panel. If for any reason, you want to uninstall Windows Live Messenger in Windows 7, you can do it as follows.



1. Type appwiz.cpl or programs and features in Start menu search box and hit enter to open Programs and Features window.

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2. In the installed programs list, locate the entry named Windows Live Essentials and double-click on it.

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3. In the resulting dialog-box, select Uninstall option and click Continue.

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4. Select Messenger check box and click Continue to start uninstalling Windows Live Messenger from your Windows 7 computer.

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5. You are done!



  1. Barb Coomer says

    I found Windows Live Essentials, clicked on it, clicked on uninstall/change and nothing happened. The little hourglass popped up for a moment, but then it was gone. I tried clicking on uninstall/change several times, I got a message saying to wait until the program was uninstalled, but after that nothing happened. When I click on Windows Live Essentials, nothing happens, either.

  2. Bruno says

    I can’t find “Windows Live Essentials” though. I want to install an older version, but it says a newer version is installed

  3. Mary says

    I found Windows Live Essentials, clicked on it, clicked on remove/repair and nothing. It has the little spinning icon for a split second but nothing happens.
    I would like it to be gone, I never use it and it takes FOREVER at startup.

  4. Brian says

    This was very helpful. I’ve been trying for months to figure out to uninstall messenger! It’s gone now.

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