Completely Uninstall, Reinstall Windows Live & MSN Messenger with ZapMessenger

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Windows Live Messenger may have some of great features but problems it has created for users are hell lots of problems like sign in issue, uninstaller issue, downloading issue. Most of the threads of any forums are all running around Windows Live Messenger signup issue.

Most of all this issue can be solved by just removing Windows Live Messenger. In order to completely uninstall and remove windows live messenger here is one freeware utility ZapMessenger. ZapMessenger is the one step tool to completely remove Windows Live Messenger, MSN Messenger and Windows Messenger 5.x.

Common Issues Faced by MSN and Windows Live Messenger Users

1. Another version of the product is already installed

2. Your computer has a newer version of MSN Messenger than the one you are trying to install

3. Your computer has a newer version of Windows Live Messenger than the one you are trying to install

4. The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable

5. In some cases the installer can’t be found in the Control Panel’s Programs applet

6. Control Panel’s Programs applet become damaged with a catastrophic failure (0x8000ffff) error

7. Windows Installer is prompting for a missing .msi file which you can’t find anymore.

The fixes of all of above issues are available but most of them are complicated and difficult for novice users to understand. For those users ZapMessenger is must required utility.

First thing ZapMessenger will do is attempt to cleanly uninstall Messenger normally and if that fails for any reason, it will forcibly remove Messenger from the Windows Installer engine.

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In Order to use ZapMessenger you need to have .Net Framework 2.0 installed on your computer.

Download ZapMessenger.

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46 thoughts on “Completely Uninstall, Reinstall Windows Live & MSN Messenger with ZapMessenger”

  1. duude youre a genious thanks for sharing the program Windows live messenger is a big crappy program thanks again :)

    cheers m8

  2. i installed “ink” for hand write, it worked then after i restarted my computer writing my username and password lagged me. i uninstalled ink but its still the same, i also tried installing newest version of wlm. hope this will help.

  3. To the creator of ZapMessenger

    Thankyou so much! This is the only tool that accually worked. I tried everything, even tried removing Windows live from the controll panel and it wasen’t there! But your program saved me and now i can install the latest version!
    Thankyou soooo much, you have no idea howe thankful i am.

    Best wishes,
    Luke.

  4. it worked in 3 mins,i tried everythiung to find msn messenger but couldnt find it anywhere in my programs,
    wanted to use older version msn,
    this worked with no problems
    thxsssssssssssssssssss alotttttttttttttt
    gr8 advice
    wayne

  5. OMFG THANK YOU SO MUCH I LOVE YOU!!!

    BEST PROGRAM EVER!!!

    ive searched high and low for something to resolve my problem and this is just the answer ive been looking for.

    once again, thanks a million.

    -Jonny

  6. McAfee security hiccupped over my intention to download ZapMessenger. There were a few red flags raised over possible adware etc but I went ahead trusting McAfee to do its job if needed. ZapMessenger downloaded the file to remove Windows Live Messenger in a few seconds. I unzipped the file, it ran and in less than 5 minutes even the system tray icon was removed. I shut down and re-booted to a Messenger free screen. Thanks ZapMessenger, you did really zap it. PS check to comfirm installation of .NET framework 2.0 before using this program.

  7. omg hoopefully this workz 4 me, by the looks of all of the other comments it probly will. Thnx so much if it does, but if it doesnt thnx newaiz :)

  8. REALLY I DON’T KNOW HOW TO THANK U FOR THAT AMAZIN’ PROGRAM..I HAVE BEEN TRYING FOR MORE THAN 4 HOURS TO UNINSTALL WINDOWS LIVE MESSENGER 2009 AND NOTHINGGGGGGGGGGG WORKED…ZAP MESSENGER SOLVED THE PROBLEM IN FEW SECONDS..RELLYYYYYYYYYY THANKSSSSSSSSSS…GOOD LUCK..

  9. i have tried everything to remove and downgrade live messenger 9 , nothing works , i removed it and installed 8.5 , and a message tells me a new version is available , and ask me if i want to install if i press no , it wont let live messenger open

    any suggestions ?

    i am Eliran

  10. i have tried everything to remove and downgrade live messenger 9 , nothing works , i removed it and installed 8.5 , and a message tells me a new version is available , and ask me if i want to install if i press no , it wont let live messenger open

    any suggestions guys ?

    i am Eliran

  11. it removes , however once you put messenger 8.5 a message comes up asking to install a new version ,

    something from registry stays , anyone knows how to completely remove it ?

  12. wow! Much thanks, I was a bit skeptical at first – but it worked very fast! This also works with the problem where the installer thinks that the messenger is still installed, even though its not. very good bud, thanks!

  13. OMG OMG I love you soooo much for making this. Microsoft corp. was no effing help with this problem and I tried to use them for like 2 days without any results. I then used your program and Windows Livemessenger 9 was uninstalled in about 2 minutes
    THANK YOU

  14. Thank you so much. I tried everything short of formatting my hard disk but nothing worked. This was the only program that did the job clean n quick.

  15. i tried that one, didnt help. After reinstall there was a msn account with password still setup as default and I can not change to another user.
    Login in successfully and msn still autoclosing itself after a second.

  16. If you want to solve all your issues with Windows Live Essentials and just dominate it’s ass then go here;

    http://www.revouninstaller.com/

    Solved every issue I’ve had over the last few days with not being to uninstall via add/remove, finding hidden files and not being able to install another version to fix the issue!!!

  17. i was able to remove Messenger 2011 and all it’s folders and paths in registry but the problem is that when i install WLM 14 and then i install msg Plus live 490 , it not work when i open the messenger !!!
    any suggestions ?
    my mail is nf24eg@hotmail.com Please reply

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