How to Uninstall NetMeeting

NetMeeting is a program developed by Microsoft that allows users to chat, share files, and do video conferencing over an internet connection. NetMeeting was available for Windows-based computers up to Windows XP, after which the program was not included with Windows-based operating systems such as Vista and 7.

In this article, we share some frequently asked questions and answers pertaining to the removal process of NetMeeting.

Can NetMeeting be uninstalled like other programs, that is by using the Add or Remove Programs utility?

No, you cannot uninstall NetMeeting like other programs. NetMeeting is a Windows component and not a separate program, and that is why it cannot be uninstalled like other programs.

How to uninstall NetMeeting

To uninstall NetMeeting, follow the simple steps listed below:

  1. Click the Start menu.
  2. Click Run.
  3. In the Open box, type RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection C:\WINDOWS\inf\msnetmtg.inf,NetMtg.Remove and then press Enter.

Note: The command listed above is case-sensitive. You are advised to copy the command and paste it in the Open box to prevent any typing mistake.

How to uninstall and reinstall NetMeeting

In case you are facing some problems with NetMeeting, such as NetMeeting quitting immediately after opening, or if the program hangs continuously after launching, then you may need to reinstall the program.

The followings steps take you through how uninstall and reinstall NetMeeting:

  1. Click the Start menu.
  2. Click Run.
  3. Type %Systemroot%/Inf
  4. Locate and right-click the msnetmtg.inf file, and then select Copy.
  5. Note: If the Folder Options on your computer is configured to hide file extensions for known file types then you may see the file without the file extension, i.e., only as msnetmtg

  6. Right-click on an empty area on your desktop and click Paste.
  7. Again, click the Start menu, and then click Run.
  8. In the Open box, type %SystemRoot%\System32\rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection NetMtg.Remove 132 msnetmtg.inf
  9. Note: The command is case-sensitive. It is best if you copy and paste the command.

  10. Right-click the msnetmtg.inf file that you copied to your desktop in the step 5 and then click Install.
  11. Note: If you are prompted to insert your Windows CD in your CD-ROM then please do so.

  12. Restart Windows after installation is complete.

I can’t uninstall NetMeeting using the steps discussed in this article

In such cases, we recommend you try uninstalling NetMeeting using Perfect Uninstaller, which is a top-rated Windows uninstaller program that allows you to easy uninstall programs from your computer.