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Wants to get rid of messenger pop ups

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August 20, 2003 1:48:16 AM

How do I get rid of the "messenger" query boxes asking me if I want to use MS messenger when I boot into XP?
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August 20, 2003 11:12:39 AM

If you don't use Windows Messenger, you can delete it using the normal Add/Remove Programs function. The trick is to get it to appear there in the first place, since it is hidden by default.

You need to edit C:\Windows\INF\SYSOC.INF with Notepad.

Props to Jiffy for the following:

>"Under the [Components] heading, you'll see a whole bunch
>of parameters for various windows applets. Some of them
>contain the word "hide." Those particular programs, which
>include windows messenger (msmsgs), Terminal Server,
>Pinball, and others, are installed on your XP system, but
>their entries are hidden from and Add/Remove dialog.
>To remove windows messenger, edit hide out of the line
>that reads
>
>msmsgs=msgrocm.dll,OcEntry,msmsgs.inf,hide,7
>
>so that it looks like this:
>
>msmsgs=msgrocm.dll,OcEntry,msmsgs.inf,7"
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