How to delete windows live messenger beta [Solved/Closed]

Gigi - Oct 16, 2008 at 12:14 AM - Latest reply:  Sammi
- Apr 21, 2010 at 12:41 AM
Hi can someone help me to remove windows life messenger beta fron my pc I just i dont want anymore on my pc nn thank you
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Hi there is a very simple way to uninstall this file.

If you download this file i have scanned it to make sure there is no viruses it is clear.
once you have done that install it this software is free and needs no registration or codes.

Then simply find it and click uninstall.

Once you have got past this i suggest that you uninstall this software from your add or remove programms in control pannel any more help needed please feel free to emal me

Thank you, Michael 37

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</i'Ve Download The New Windows Live Messenger 9.0 .
N Wen look in the folder i doesnt find the messenger but wen i clik folder properties it say i have 4 files . so i try to download Messenger 8.0 n it Says i Already has a messenger .. can some1 please hellp me ive been search for 2 weeks now g
Thanks michel! Finally works!
Thank you Michael .
this program is really useful.
Hey michael. i did what you said but it's telling me something about it cannot find the source or the source is not available.i really dont know what to do.can i just remove it and this will solve the problem
The progeam michael mentioned worked perfectly for the problem which I had.

I had it, but it yet wouldn't let me uninstall with the default uninstaller gave em an error. So I just deleted all the messenger entries with that program. Then deleted the messenger folder in "C:/program files/Windows live/messenger" and went to reinstall windows live and it worked! Thanks a lot Michael. :3
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Okay guys i had the same problem as some of you. I wanted to uninsall windows live beta so i went to control panel and did it the obvious way. Later i decided i'd made a hasty decision and wanted it back. So i went back to the site i downloaded it on and it didn't work. it said i still had it even though i swore i uninstalled it. Zapmessenger also didn't work for me and neither did those Run codes because the file i had deleted couldn't be found.

Finally after days of searching for the right solution i discovered a site and downloaded a program called Windows Install Clean Up which can be downloaded here:
This is completely safe, no viruses or anything if that's what some of you are worried about.
After it's downloaded go to Start, All Programs, look for Windows Install Clean Up. A box will come up with a list of every thing you have on your computer. Scroll down the list until you find Windows live Essentials, Windows live writer, Windows live Messenger and whatever else you want to get rid of. Select them one at a time and click delete. And that's it! you're done.

This works seriously so try it:)

Thank you

download my ninstaller. and uninstall in one min.

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joeaw 1 Posts Saturday January 3, 2009Registration date January 3, 2009 Last seen - Jan 3, 2009 at 10:04 PM
Thanks nayish, it sure works like you said within minutes of downloading it.

Been trying for hours, browsed all the solutions. Only short of Reformating and walla, I found your post and it's all done.

Wish i have found your post earlier. Save me all those hours.

Thanks again.
his worked for me
all this crap ive read on ere, and THIS ONE worked!!!
ty ty ty ty!
thanks..worked great..was trying to erase this shit since 2 days,but wit yr prog it took less that 1 mins.... thanks soooo much
why I can't uninstall windows messenger plus live from my toolbar??
RevengeIzSw33t - Jan 16, 2009 at 12:40 AM
Thank you
If All Of the Above Fails .... Like Me

What I Did was Installed Revo Uninstaller And After You Install That Open It And Change It To Hunter Mode In The Top Bit Open Ur Crappy Msn And Click The Little Icon In The Top Right Corner You Will Know What It is Choose Un Install I Chose Advanced And Went Through The Steps And Got rid Of It ....... FINALLY !! Hahah It Took Forever To find All This Stuff Out Though

Thanks !! Clair !
haveing difficulty - Nov 29, 2008 at 03:34 AM
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Hi There I carnt get the gist of the windows messenger beta Thankyou
anakin > lostt! - Dec 29, 2008 at 02:11 PM
go to start - run then type msiexec /x {B1403D7D-C725-4858-AACC-7E5FA2D72859}
Aliicee > anakin - Jan 6, 2009 at 09:55 AM
When i do that it says "this action is only valid for products currently instaled" .... what do i do its really annoying especially because you cant have messenger plus !!!!!!!!!!!

thank yoouu so much if yoouu can help me xx

p.s replie x

LoVe YoOuU
lostt! > 9999 9999 9999 - Dec 13, 2008 at 02:59 PM
type it WHERE??
jal004 > 9999 9999 9999 - Feb 24, 2009 at 03:25 PM
heeey I typed the code and clicked yes to remove but then it appears that I can't erase something that is not installed, but I really want to uninstall the messenger beta.....It keeps appearing a message with error 800700c1
Thank you
I've downloaded WLM 9 but can't sign in, so I go to uninstall WLM 9 and it's not in add/remove programs.
crazy_phoebe 105 Posts Wednesday February 20, 2008Registration date February 6, 2009 Last seen - Nov 9, 2008 at 08:37 AM
Thank you
Thanx michael i hope it works !!!
smoking frog - Nov 28, 2008 at 02:00 PM
Thank you
to uninstall messenger 9 beta , start->run and type msiexec /x {B1403D7D-C725-4858-AACC-7E5FA2D72859}
THANKS... its work great :), all the best for you
to uninstall messenger 9 beta , start->run and type msiexec /x {B1403D7D-C725-4858-AACC-7E5FA2D72859}

This worked like a dream for me using vista ultimate thx m8
Thankyou very much for helping me out deleting windows messenger beta!
That really worked smoking frog...thanks a lot!
i tried it but it says there is no program
9999 9999 9999 - Dec 1, 2008 at 07:55 AM
Thank you
if you cant delete on that way you need to reinstal your windows :) lol lol or something for that you can ask me lol lol
Thank you
Okay people i have had the same problem that you all have been having "how do i remove messenger beta"?

To get rid of eg Windows Live Beta 9 you will not be able to do this via add remove programs on Xp ect.

"When you 1st installed messenger 9 you had to click on that insalation engine an let it run to ya pc, to rid of beta you still need that installer engine that was on your desktop understand.

You Have to.....

1. find it.

2. If you deleted it get it of the site you downloaded it on last!

3. That launch engine is on you desktop right click on it as if you wanted options for it, an in the drop list menu you should find unistall an it will get rid of messenger beata!!!!

Hope that helped you
Thanks a lot man!!! I wouldn't find it at any case... it is so stupid all this story with the istaller...
thank you thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

you are amazing BRILLIANT

finally i found the solution thanks to you

and thanks for this info

keep the good working
Thank you
Use control panel->add/remove programs->uninstall windows components ->choose ur application to uninstall.


Use "TuneUP Utilities" to remove...........
dangexmagnet - Dec 12, 2008 at 05:30 PM
Thank you
follow this i did it and it worked

follow what the best answer said :D

hope this helps
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Mee only installs the beta mail. the old messenger is alott better, this 9 beta is so confusing i was lost lol!!! and you cant have the messenger plus wxstention =[ Argh!!! ???
Sandra > Michael - May 25, 2009 at 11:17 AM
Hey there,

I was looking for a forum on how to delete the beta version of msn live windows messenger 9 and found your link. Unfortunately, it doesn't work any longer. The page does not exist. Could you maybe send it to me again?

Thanks so much
hey, tried that link and the page could not be found to uninstall messenger,all the links there required registration and key codes and $$$$,went to to know avail do you remember what program it is that you downloaded? let me know D
felicia > Michael - Nov 16, 2009 at 07:20 AM
Hello i have a question but you might not be able to help me i dont think it has anything to do with this but, i have dl the new msn it told me to update last week i did then it removed it from my computer and it isn't in my add or remove program,every time i try to install it , it comes up saying rolling back msn bc of the writer and it will not delete in my add remove programs and now my computer is messed up bc msn if anyone can help me without having to clean my computer by deleting everything someone let me no pls my email is
Context > felicia - Nov 16, 2009 at 10:45 AM

Have you search after Windows Live Essentials in Remove or Add program ?
If you don't find it there, you can use ZapMessenger from Microsoft to remove damaged uninstall or install.
yes u awl r right im also confused
Katttttt ;] - Dec 5, 2008 at 02:45 AM
Thank you
Oh, my, gosh, You cannot believe how happy I am at the moment!
I don't need to format my pc!
I do agree that Beta softwares have very limited support and can even corrupt your system. But little did I ever imagine that Microsoft would ship out a Beta release of Windows Live Messenger without an Uninstaller!! Yes - the latest Windows Live Messenger 2009 Beta comes without an UnInstaller.

For some strange reason, after installing the Windows Live Messenger 2009 Beta - I was getting an error called 8000ffff - I tried many solutions posted online but in vain. Finally, I felt my Messenger 8.1 was much better and there my hunt for the uninstaller began. I searched high and low but in vain.

Finally, I found an easy method to Uninstall Windows Live Messenger 2009 Beta. Goto Start > Run and type the following command and press enter - this starts the uninstaller.

msiexec /x {B1403D7D-C725-4858-AACC-7E5FA2D72859}

How funny?

Btw, for the other Live Beta softwares - here are the codes to uninstall.

To UnInstall Windows Live Mail Beta Easily
msiexec /x {DFD6935E-D94A-4DBE-AD8F-E37CBC6B577F}

To UnInstall Windows Live Toolbar Beta Easily
msiexec /x {5524A0D4-F826-4961-9B53-EFF6C615251B}

To UnInstall Windows Live Writer Beta Easily
msiexec /x {AC5568AB-C3E3-490E-BE40-50977C12288D}

To Uninstall Windows Live Photo Gallery Beta Easily
msiexec /x {F6D0986F-D9A8-479B-A80F-61D53CDF65BA}

To Uninstall Windows Live Family Safety Beta Easily
msiexec /x {3491D278-AF52-4A0E-A1F5-D1A57B4F2222}
v0rticist > amk - Jan 7, 2009 at 04:05 AM

Thanks Buddy .. that really help me a lot " msiexec /x {B1403D7D-C725-4858-AACC-7E5FA2D72859} ",
Once again thanks a lot.

Can anyone tell me how I can uninstall windows live beta 9. I am using vista and I have tried everything. When i try msiexec /x {B1403D7D-C725-4858-AACC-7E5FA2D72859} it says that the program isnt installed but in add remove programs it is still installed.
When I try to uninstall it in add remove programs vista asks 4 permission and i give it permission and it gets out of it. When I try to install a new version the same thing happens. Vista asks for permission which I give and then it gets out of the installation.
I really don't want to reformat my computer. Can anyone help???
Thank you
If u hav windows xp go oan to contol panel and then add or remove programs then delete windows beta and then re install but then u myt have to re insatll window live messenger plus
thanks saimum, worked for me (xp 64) but my problem wasn't the beta, it was 14.0.8050.1202, and it wouldn't let me update to the newest version 14.0.8064.206
so for anyone with my specs try the Windows Install Cleanup, found at the windows support website as mentioned by saimum, it was fast and easy.
So thanks again!
i guess this is the most perfect solution for the whole problem..
freedomi > saimum - Mar 24, 2009 at 03:09 PM
omg TY TY SAIMUM ! u made my day ... =D
like, think it's the best answer ever.. why didn't i think of that >< lol
anyways,, thanxxx!! u saved my day,,!!!
natallica > saimum - Dec 11, 2009 at 11:53 AM
Thank you soooo much! I've spent 7 hours trying to uninstall that crap!
Thank you
go to My Computer > Program Files > Windows Live > Installer > click the installer again and it will give you an "uninstall" and "repair" option

Coolkat > Sajid - May 18, 2009 at 11:50 AM
thank you sooooo much! i couldnt get rid of wlm for 6 months! i feel sooo releaved!
After 2-3 hours trying everything,thank to you it took me 2 sec. Thnx a lot bud.. all the best. :-)
thx man very thx for help its work 100%
alizia > funkym - Aug 2, 2009 at 05:59 PM
YESS!!! finally the messenger worked....but for the other programs....i need them too.....and i cant seem to get em....i didnt add/remove any components but just deleted them from program files....and m facing many problems now....can u help me with the same kind of codes for the other components??
OR any other way to unstall them???
thank you sooo so o soo much yar.. it really boosts
Thank you
I Uninstalled Windows Live Messenger Beta but i can't reinstall Windows Live Messenger 8.5 which is much more better! I'vr got error for not having the Windows Live Suite... w/e that is, i'm smokin pissed off finding it hard to get rid off Beta and getting back my 8.5version! Lesson learnt! Never try Beta unless you've backuped your files! :@
hey so can u reinstall back ur windows live messenger 8.5 after u had uninstalled 9.0?
Thank you
i want windows live messenger back not the messenger 9 beta
nonickrequired - Dec 16, 2008 at 03:01 PM
Thank you
from smoking frog:

"to uninstall messenger 9 beta , start->run and type msiexec /x {B1403D7D-C725-4858-AACC-7E5FA2D72859}"

you are great man, it works fine. thanks a lot
Thank you
Micheal thank you very much, u made my day :)
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