How to uninstall Live Messenger 2011
Due to popular demand, we created this guide in response to the most often asked question on our Q&A page.
Some people like Windows Live Messenger 2011 and some people don't. Some people are happy with updates from their favorite social networking sites every 10 minutes but most miss the instant gratification of real time chats. There is also the new design and some people can't get used to the new visual scenario.
So what do you do if you're unhappy with Windows Live Messenger 2011? Well, the best thing to do would be to uninstall the software and get back the previous version. This is really easy if you follow the on-screen instructions below. Windows Live Messenger 2011 was meant to be an upgraded and updated version of this instant messaging software and comes as part of the Windows Live Essentials software suite. However, some people just aren't happy with it, so here is how to roll it back.
1. Go to Control Panel.
2. Click on Uninstall a program or Add or Remove Programs.
3. Select Windows Live Essentials, then click on Uninstall.
4. In the Windows Live window, select the Uninstall button and click Continue.
5. When prompted, make a check mark on the check box for Messenger and click the Continue button.
6. At this point, Windows Live Messenger 2011 will be uninstalled.
This is how to uninstall the program using the official Windows Live Messenger 2011 uninstaller. You could choose to uninstall this program using a different method but this is the official way to do it. It will clean up any unnecessary files that are left from the original installation.
You may have a lot of reasons to uninstall this program, mainly because of the imperfections that the application carries with it. However, after uninstalling the program, you will need to download the next version of the program that is below it. After installing the downgraded version of Windows Live Messenger, you won't be seeing any Windows Live Messenger 2011 program files, instead you'll be seeing the previous version you had installed before it.
It's a really great convenience that this program can be uninstalled so easily and you should know for future reference that this program was designed for the Windows 7 and Windows Vista operating system. It won't run properly on any other type of software operating system except. Keep this in mind if you are using XP and want to try this program out so you won't have any wasted time. It won't even install on the Windows XP operating system, so people who use Windows XP will have to upgrade to the latest version of Windows in order to use Windows Live Messenger 2011