How do I completely remove Meet Now

title says it.

how do I remove this from my computer?

I do not have skype installed.

I do not have Teams installed.

I did not ask for Meet Now.

I do not want Meet Now.

I know how to hide the taskbar icon.

another step in the direction of "M$ knows best. we'll give you even more junk you never asked for to clog up your computer"?

WHY?

if only gaming worked as well in Linux as it does in Winblows

sigh

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Hi Jerome,

My name is Therese, an Independent Advisor.

If I may confirm, are you referring to Skype Meeting App (Skype for Business Web App)?

Here's an article for your reference:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/what...

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This feature was introduced with the KB4580364 update.

 

October 29, 2020—KB4580364 (OS Builds 19041.610 and 19042.610) Preview (microsoft.com)

 

Meet Now does not require the Skype application to be installed on the system. Meet Now can be used as a browser application. The taskbar icon is just a link to Meet Now on the Web. No new application is installed.

 

What is Meet Now and how do I use it in Skype? | Skype Support

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Hi Jerome,

My name is Therese, an Independent Advisor.

If I may confirm, are you referring to Skype Meeting App (Skype for Business Web App)?

Here's an article for your reference:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/what...


I refer to the Skype app that is installed by default with Windows 10

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This feature was introduced with the KB4580364 update.

October 29, 2020—KB4580364 (OS Builds 19041.610 and 19042.610) Preview (microsoft.com)

Meet Now does not require the Skype application to be installed on the system. Meet Now can be used as a browser application. The taskbar icon is just a link to Meet Now on the Web. No new application is installed.

What is Meet Now and how do I use it in Skype? | Skype Support

ok.

so I can simply uninstall that update. thanks.

but this raises the question: why did it suddenly appear on my taskbar today after a reboot when update KB4580364 was installed on 8/11/2020 and the machine has been rebooted a dozen or more times since?

and another question: will it be rolled into another cumulative update in future?

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If you carefully read the KB4580364 article, you will see that it is saying: "In the coming weeks, you will be able to easily set up a video call ...", so this new feature is rolled out gradually to users who installed this Preview Update.

 

I have not installed this Preview Update, but installed the final KB4586781 update.

 

November 10, 2020—KB4586781 (OS Builds 19041.630 and 19042.630) (microsoft.com)

 

Insofar I don't see any Meet Now icon on the taskbar, but cannot guaranty that it will not show up at a later time.

 

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ok. thanks.

it seems that I cannot uninstall 4580364 - it's not listed in the Uninstall an update dialogue.

I also have KB4586781 installed

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Meet Now has been integrated into the OS. It is part of a128KB update to a Windows System component  (Windows Shell Experience Host) that remains a part of the OS. For this reason there will be no uninstall for it and it will continue to be in future builds/cumulative updates of Windows 10 unless the feature goes into a different direction. There should be no noticeable increased consumption of resources. It is basically a set of shortcuts to the local or web version of Skype (if installed/not installed) using your default browser (if supported) to start or join meetings with an existing account or a guest account. . Hiding or setting the system icon value to no, would be the proper way to remove it from the taskbar tray, if you have no use for it.

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Once again, Microsoft in their infinite wisdom has spoken in what we the users want instead of giving us an option to remove... Simply hiding doesn't mean it isn't there. It is like saying, put a box over the bomb and it won't go off... it's not there.

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imagine not reading even the first post but continuing to post your worthless reply to everyone who posts anything about removing meet now. how dense are you are that you don't get that we don't like things on our pc we don't use or ask for?

We don't want to hide it. My pc has a specific purpose and it isn't to have a skype shortcut on my taskbar. I want it gone.!

Doesn't matter that it's a shortcut, if I needed a shortcut on my desktop I would put one there myself.

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For those that find it convenient, they keep it enabled. For those that do not, they disable it. Just because you do not like the answer, does not mean I misunderstood the question. Please read and comprehend what was already written. As already explained and will explain further, it is a frame/flyout integrated into the Windows shell like many others you may or may not like or use. This is similar to People, Cortana, Task View, Action Center and all other system-level icons. There is nothing to uninstall. Whatever is integrated would have to be stripped out of the compiled executable/dynamic link library to be completely removed. All you can do is disable it through one or more means. If you do not want to manually disable it, you can do it by user or system policy, like any system admin would. I have provided this in the below registry file (reboot required to take effect).

DisableMS-MeetNow.zip [pcdust.com]

If you find Windows features integrated into the shell unbearable you can always use a third party shell like a classic start menu to replace the shell that comes with the latest versions of Windows 10.

Like any Windows 10 feature, if you have any issues with this, please post them in the Windows 10 Feedback hub. This feedback goes to the Windows Team.

When disabled by policy it is shown as below. In either case, it is actually disabled yet still displaying the last user-level preference:

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