Removing MSN Explorer from Windows XP

Windows XP not only has Internet Explorer 6 built in, it also has a second complete internet browser called MSN Explorer. You probably didn't even know that this second web browser was there and you are quite happy using Internet Explorer for your web browsing (or you have installed another browser such as Netscape or Opera). This means that MSN Explorer is just taking up space on your hard drive.

Provided that you decide that you don't need MSN Explorer (which is just another web browser that makes it easier to access Microsoft's own web services), you can free up 13Mb of hard disk space by removing it from your system. As with most applications, the way to do this is to go into the control panel and open Add or Remove Programs. As this is a component of the operating system you next need to select Add/Remove Windows Components which will bring up the list of all of your optionally installed windows components. Scroll down to find MSN Explorer and clear the adjacent checkbox. A few more clicks on the appropriate buttons will complete the uninstall.

While you're there you might check out what other optional windows components you have installed that you can do without so as to free up even more space.


This article written by Stephen Chapman, Felgall Pty Ltd.

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