Uninstall Yahoo!® Messenger in Windows® 7 PC
What are the various methods to uninstall Yahoo! Messenger in Windows 7 PC?
Yahoo! Messenger is one of the popular online chatting and instant messaging clients. It provides many methods to interact with your friends and acquaintances in real time. Without a Yahoo ID, you can not use messenger. Many features provided by Yahoo! Messenger are Windows Live, LCS and Lotus SameTime messengers. It enables you to easily check your Yahoo! mail. You can also play online radio to listen to music of your choice while working on the system. The reasons for uninstalling Yahoo! Messenger from the system are log on problem, damaged or corrupted installation files, unable to upgrade to the latest version, cannot send and receive messages, system errors, etc.
Following are some of the methods to uninstall Yahoo! Messenger in Windows 7 PC:
- Control Panel
- Registry Cleanup
- Delete Program File
You can choose Control Panel as the source for uninstalling Yahoo! Messenger. In order to remove Yahoo! Messenger from the system, go to 'Start' menu and select 'Control Panel' option. In the Control Panel window, select 'Add/Remove program'. It will list all the programs installed in your system. Select Yahoo! Messenger from the list and press Remove button.
Registry contains all the information about a program installed in your system. A program that do not have registry entry, can not be run on the system. The registry entry corresponding to the Yahoo! Messenger should be removed from the system. It is important to note that an invalid registry entry will alter the whole system performance. In order to open Registry editor, go to Start menu and select Run. In the dialog box, type regedit.exe. From the Registry Editor, navigate to the following path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER Software, and delete Yahoo.
All installed programs are saved within the Program file folder. This folder is located in the C: drive of computer. After opening the C: drive, select the Program File folder. Now select the Folder named Yahoo and delete it. This will remove the messenger from your system. But this is not recommended as the installed files may not be removed completely from the system.
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