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ms messanger. How to get rid of it?

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April 19, 2003 2:20:48 PM

I uncheck it from msconfig, i also stopped it in manager, but how do i get rid of this plague from keeping loadinig into my systray everytime i open outlook express?

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April 19, 2003 2:48:18 PM

ok very easy! waht you have to do is run it from start menu -> all programs -> msn messanger then right click on the system tray icon, then go to properties(or options) and go to the tab for prefrences than uncheck "start up with windows" and the three that follow.
April 19, 2003 4:16:29 PM

<A HREF="http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;Q302089&ID=KB;EN-US;Q302089&LN=EN-US&rnk=21&SD=tech&FR=0&qry=Type your Keywords or Question here and click go&src=DHCS_MSPSS_tech_SRCH&SPR=WINXP&" target="_new">How to Prevent Windows Messenger from Running on a Windows XP-Based Computer</A>

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April 19, 2003 6:41:42 PM

Yet, another way to get rid of that peep IM
Run:

RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove

Bye bye

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April 20, 2003 7:23:52 PM

There's an easier way. Go into OE, then tools - options - general - uncheck option to load msn messenger with OE.

XP 2500+ Barton @ 198x11.5@.185v
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Thermaltake Smartfan II
A7N8X Dlx
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Soundstorm
April 20, 2003 8:50:11 PM

The method I actually prefer for myself is to edit the Windows\inf\sysoc.inf file with Notepad, so that Windows Messenger can be removed with Add/Remove Programs. This has always worked very well for me. But afterwards, be aware that it is very difficult to re-install Windows Messenger without re-installing the OS, and that you won't be needing any of the hotfixes from Windows Update that are specifically for updating Windows Messenger. This is as close to a complete removal of the application as you are going to get.

My sysoc.inf file looks like this after editing:

[Version]
Signature = "$Windows NT$"
DriverVer=07/01/2001,5.1.2600.0

[Components]
NtComponents=ntoc.dll,NtOcSetupProc,,4
WBEM=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,wbemoc.inf,,7
Display=desk.cpl,DisplayOcSetupProc,,7
Fax=fxsocm.dll,FaxOcmSetupProc,fxsocm.inf,,7
NetOC=netoc.dll,NetOcSetupProc,netoc.inf,,7
iis=iis.dll,OcEntry,iis.inf,,7
com=comsetup.dll,OcEntry,comnt5.inf,,7
dtc=msdtcstp.dll,OcEntry,dtcnt5.inf,,7
IndexSrv_System = setupqry.dll,IndexSrv,setupqry.inf,,7
TerminalServer=TsOc.dll, HydraOc, TsOc.inf,,2
msmq=msmqocm.dll,MsmqOcm,msmqocm.inf,,6
ims=imsinsnt.dll,OcEntry,ims.inf,,7
fp_extensions=fp40ext.dll,FrontPage4Extensions,fp40ext.inf,,7
AutoUpdate=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,au.inf,,7
msmsgs=msgrocm.dll,OcEntry,msmsgs.inf,,7
RootAutoUpdate=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,rootau.inf,,7
IEAccess=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,ieaccess.inf,,7


Games=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,games.inf,,7
AccessUtil=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,accessor.inf,,7
CommApps=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,communic.inf,,7
MultiM=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,multimed.inf,,7
AccessOpt=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,optional.inf,,7
Pinball=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,pinball.inf,,7
MSWordPad=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,wordpad.inf,,7
ZoneGames=zoneoc.dll,ZoneSetupProc,igames.inf,,7

[Global]
WindowTitle=%WindowTitle%
WindowTitle.StandAlone="*"

As you can see, you don't remove any commas when deleting the word "hide".

Here's a link describing the process: <A HREF="http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,3973,4367,00.asp" target="_new">Uninstall "Hidden" Windows Components</A>

Note: The folder is hidden, so select the "Tools\Folder Options\View\Files and Folders\Hidden files and folders\show hidden files and folders" checkbox from the Windows Explorer toolbar if you wish to use this method. Hit F5 after making the change to refresh Windows Explorer.

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April 21, 2003 12:31:42 PM

I agree with Toey that using the Windows\inf\sysoc is the best way to get rid of messinger.I use windows commander instead of Explorer but they both do the same thing. Bruce

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April 21, 2003 1:01:48 PM

Another Windows Commander fan, here! Microsoft could learn a few things from Christian Ghisler, IMHO. :smile:

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April 21, 2003 3:07:53 PM

I was introduced to Windows commander some time ago by a old Dos friend. We both started on a 286SX25 with 2 megs of ram {Standard then}.He couldn't do anything in windows file management so I go a bought a copy of WC and I have loved it ever since.I have the the XP Acchives Emailed to me and I go through them every day and I must say you give so much valuable information that I find my self using a capture program "Capture by George" to capture your articles and file them away for future references. Thanks again Bruce

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April 23, 2003 11:53:02 PM

You guys are all doing this the difficult way. You are trying to get rid of it, when he just wants it to stop loading with OE. My solution fixes his problem.

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Soundstorm
April 24, 2003 12:34:23 AM

Yep ... you're correct; there's no denying it.

But you may have noticed, with computer enthusiasts, overkill is a way of life. We tweak, overclock, cool processors with water pumps, epoxy heatsinks to video cards, etc ... the list goes on and on.

We also have a tendency to remove irritating MS products that show up in the system tray without asking permission first. We don't disable them; we wipe them completely and then edit the Registry to remove all traces, if possible. :smile:

At least he now knows how to do both; remove <i>and</i> stop it from loading with OE, and has a host of options. It didn't actually hurt anything to post the extra information, IMHO. After all, if you really need to chat, there's always <A HREF="http://www.trillian.cc/trillian/index.html" target="_new">Trillian</A>, <A HREF="http://www.paltalk.com/paltalk10/" target="_new">Paltalk</A>, and <A HREF="http://www.mirc.com/" target="_new">mIRC</A>.

Hmm, I just did it again, didn't I. Bad, bad Toey.

Oh, and by the way, according to your system specs, I'd venture to say that you might be something of computer enthusiast, too. Nice rig.

:cool:

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April 24, 2003 12:40:07 AM

Well, thank you about your kind words concerning my system. I've just tweaked it again and gotten another 20mhz out of it. Plus, I'm getting a nice new 19" LG in about a month or so, plus a new sound card and maybe another hard drive, raid card......oops. Better stop now before I get on a $2,000/month habit ;-)

Now, if only there was a way to remove that irritating MS product called Windows, and still have a fully functional pc....

Yes, Trillian is the shiznit.

XP 2500+ Barton @ 198x11.5@1.85v
Thermalright SLK-800
Thermaltake Smartfan II
A7N8X Dlx
2x512MB Corsair PC3200
BBA 9700 Pro AIW
2x80GB 7200RPM Maxtor
Soundstorm
April 24, 2003 1:11:07 AM

The MSN Messenger is one program that will fight you all the way to shut it off and stop it from loading. I shut it off once or twice a couple different ways and sometime it manage to come back, or something complained about it missing, and after a couple times this can become tiring. I found a good stake threw the heart works well. And the good news was I could still use my MSN Messenger account threw Trillian, also AIM, ICQ and Yahoo with out the advertisement or other annoying stuff.

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