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Anonymous
September 20, 2004 9:25:04 AM

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I want to get rid of the Pop-up add asking if I want to install Windows
messenger as I do not use this service. It pops up every time I start up my
computer.

Thanks

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Anonymous
September 20, 2004 1:21:17 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

Greetings Casa,

Actually Windows XP comes with Windows Messenger, what's more than likely what's happening is
you're being prompted to upgrade to the latest version. If you don't think that's what this
message is, you're going to have to be specific about *exactly* what the message says.

However, assuming my asumption is correct, remove your saved Passport login in Windows XP, so
it can't automatically sign you in to the service (you can readd this back in the future if
you like), click the Start Button, then click the Control Panel. Then, click User Accounts
in the Control Panel. Select your account name, and then on the left side of the screen,
under Related Tasks, click 'Manage my Network Passwords'. In the window that opens, click
the Passport.Net\* (Passport) entry and click 'Remove'.

If the window is still open with the upgrade question, say No, it should now stop trying.

Then open up Windows Messenger (click Start, then click Run, type "msmsgs" and click OK),
choose the Tools menu, then Options, then Preferences tab, uncheck 'Run this Program when
Windows starts', 'Allow this program to run in the background' and click OK. Then
right-click on its icon in the notification area/system tray (by the clock) and click Exit.

It shouldn't bother you again.
____________________________________________
Jonathan Kay
Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
Associate Expert
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2004 Jonathan Kay.
You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.

"casa" <casa@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:FA5EA055-F9D7-49A4-9364-8B44F63D3CD9@microsoft.com...
>I want to get rid of the Pop-up add asking if I want to install Windows
> messenger as I do not use this service. It pops up every time I start up my
> computer.
>
> Thanks
Anonymous
September 20, 2004 1:21:18 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

"Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:

> Greetings Casa,
>
> Actually Windows XP comes with Windows Messenger, what's more than likely what's happening is
> you're being prompted to upgrade to the latest version. If you don't think that's what this
> message is, you're going to have to be specific about *exactly* what the message says.
>
> However, assuming my asumption is correct, remove your saved Passport login in Windows XP, so
> it can't automatically sign you in to the service (you can readd this back in the future if
> you like), click the Start Button, then click the Control Panel. Then, click User Accounts
> in the Control Panel. Select your account name, and then on the left side of the screen,
> under Related Tasks, click 'Manage my Network Passwords'. In the window that opens, click
> the Passport.Net\* (Passport) entry and click 'Remove'.
>
> If the window is still open with the upgrade question, say No, it should now stop trying.
>
> Then open up Windows Messenger (click Start, then click Run, type "msmsgs" and click OK),
> choose the Tools menu, then Options, then Preferences tab, uncheck 'Run this Program when
> Windows starts', 'Allow this program to run in the background' and click OK. Then
> right-click on its icon in the notification area/system tray (by the clock) and click Exit.
>
> It shouldn't bother you again.
> ____________________________________________
> Jonathan Kay
> Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
> Associate Expert
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
> Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
> All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2004 Jonathan Kay.
> You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.
>
> "casa" <casa@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:FA5EA055-F9D7-49A4-9364-8B44F63D3CD9@microsoft.com...
> >I want to get rid of the Pop-up add asking if I want to install Windows
> > messenger as I do not use this service. It pops up every time I start up my
> > computer.
> >
> > Thanks
>
>
>
Related resources
September 20, 2004 1:21:18 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

I am having a similar problem with the pop up in the bottom right hand corner
of the screen telling me that I need to verify my Email address with windows
messenger. I have done what Jonathan Kay suggests but I still get it every
time I connect to the internet. It is very off putting how do i get rid of
it?

"Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:

> Greetings Casa,
>
> Actually Windows XP comes with Windows Messenger, what's more than likely what's happening is
> you're being prompted to upgrade to the latest version. If you don't think that's what this
> message is, you're going to have to be specific about *exactly* what the message says.
>
> However, assuming my asumption is correct, remove your saved Passport login in Windows XP, so
> it can't automatically sign you in to the service (you can readd this back in the future if
> you like), click the Start Button, then click the Control Panel. Then, click User Accounts
> in the Control Panel. Select your account name, and then on the left side of the screen,
> under Related Tasks, click 'Manage my Network Passwords'. In the window that opens, click
> the Passport.Net\* (Passport) entry and click 'Remove'.
>
> If the window is still open with the upgrade question, say No, it should now stop trying.
>
> Then open up Windows Messenger (click Start, then click Run, type "msmsgs" and click OK),
> choose the Tools menu, then Options, then Preferences tab, uncheck 'Run this Program when
> Windows starts', 'Allow this program to run in the background' and click OK. Then
> right-click on its icon in the notification area/system tray (by the clock) and click Exit.
>
> It shouldn't bother you again.
> ____________________________________________
> Jonathan Kay
> Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
> Associate Expert
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
> Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
> All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2004 Jonathan Kay.
> You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.
>
> "casa" <casa@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:FA5EA055-F9D7-49A4-9364-8B44F63D3CD9@microsoft.com...
> >I want to get rid of the Pop-up add asking if I want to install Windows
> > messenger as I do not use this service. It pops up every time I start up my
> > computer.
> >
> > Thanks
>
>
>
Anonymous
September 20, 2004 6:48:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

Thanks Jonothan, thats the info I wanted
Casa
>-----Original Message-----
>Greetings Casa,
>
>Actually Windows XP comes with Windows Messenger, what's
more than likely what's happening is
>you're being prompted to upgrade to the latest version.
If you don't think that's what this
>message is, you're going to have to be specific about
*exactly* what the message says.
>
>However, assuming my asumption is correct, remove your
saved Passport login in Windows XP, so
>it can't automatically sign you in to the service (you
can readd this back in the future if
>you like), click the Start Button, then click the
Control Panel. Then, click User Accounts
>in the Control Panel. Select your account name, and then
on the left side of the screen,
>under Related Tasks, click 'Manage my Network
Passwords'. In the window that opens, click
>the Passport.Net\* (Passport) entry and click 'Remove'.
>
>If the window is still open with the upgrade question,
say No, it should now stop trying.
>
>Then open up Windows Messenger (click Start, then click
Run, type "msmsgs" and click OK),
>choose the Tools menu, then Options, then Preferences
tab, uncheck 'Run this Program when
>Windows starts', 'Allow this program to run in the
background' and click OK. Then
>right-click on its icon in the notification area/system
tray (by the clock) and click Exit.
>
>It shouldn't bother you again.
>____________________________________________
>Jonathan Kay
>Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
>Associate Expert
>http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
>Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
>All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2004
Jonathan Kay.
>You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.
>
>"casa" <casa@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>news:FA5EA055-F9D7-49A4-9364-
8B44F63D3CD9@microsoft.com...
>>I want to get rid of the Pop-up add asking if I want to
install Windows
>> messenger as I do not use this service. It pops up
every time I start up my
>> computer.
>>
>> Thanks
>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
September 21, 2004 12:39:01 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

Hi David,

If you remove the Passport.Net\* (Passport) entry and reboot, it will be gone.
____________________________________________
Jonathan Kay
Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
Associate Expert
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2004 Jonathan Kay.
You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.

"david" <david@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:CFCAEEAD-3101-44A6-9BFE-BDB4B4781827@microsoft.com...
>I am having a similar problem with the pop up in the bottom right hand corner
> of the screen telling me that I need to verify my Email address with windows
> messenger. I have done what Jonathan Kay suggests but I still get it every
> time I connect to the internet. It is very off putting how do i get rid of
> it?
>
> "Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:
>
>> Greetings Casa,
>>
>> Actually Windows XP comes with Windows Messenger, what's more than likely what's happening
>> is
>> you're being prompted to upgrade to the latest version. If you don't think that's what
>> this
>> message is, you're going to have to be specific about *exactly* what the message says.
>>
>> However, assuming my asumption is correct, remove your saved Passport login in Windows XP,
>> so
>> it can't automatically sign you in to the service (you can readd this back in the future
>> if
>> you like), click the Start Button, then click the Control Panel. Then, click User
>> Accounts
>> in the Control Panel. Select your account name, and then on the left side of the screen,
>> under Related Tasks, click 'Manage my Network Passwords'. In the window that opens, click
>> the Passport.Net\* (Passport) entry and click 'Remove'.
>>
>> If the window is still open with the upgrade question, say No, it should now stop trying.
>>
>> Then open up Windows Messenger (click Start, then click Run, type "msmsgs" and click OK),
>> choose the Tools menu, then Options, then Preferences tab, uncheck 'Run this Program when
>> Windows starts', 'Allow this program to run in the background' and click OK. Then
>> right-click on its icon in the notification area/system tray (by the clock) and click
>> Exit.
>>
>> It shouldn't bother you again.
>> ____________________________________________
>> Jonathan Kay
>> Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
>> Associate Expert
>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
>> Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
>> All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2004 Jonathan Kay.
>> You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.
>>
>> "casa" <casa@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:FA5EA055-F9D7-49A4-9364-8B44F63D3CD9@microsoft.com...
>> >I want to get rid of the Pop-up add asking if I want to install Windows
>> > messenger as I do not use this service. It pops up every time I start up my
>> > computer.
>> >
>> > Thanks
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
September 21, 2004 12:39:08 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

Hi Casa,

Great =)
____________________________________________
Jonathan Kay
Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
Associate Expert
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2004 Jonathan Kay.
You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.

"casa" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:031001c49f5b$80fe0d30$a601280a@phx.gbl...
> Thanks Jonothan, thats the info I wanted
> Casa
>>-----Original Message-----
>>Greetings Casa,
>>
>>Actually Windows XP comes with Windows Messenger, what's
> more than likely what's happening is
>>you're being prompted to upgrade to the latest version.
> If you don't think that's what this
>>message is, you're going to have to be specific about
> *exactly* what the message says.
>>
>>However, assuming my asumption is correct, remove your
> saved Passport login in Windows XP, so
>>it can't automatically sign you in to the service (you
> can readd this back in the future if
>>you like), click the Start Button, then click the
> Control Panel. Then, click User Accounts
>>in the Control Panel. Select your account name, and then
> on the left side of the screen,
>>under Related Tasks, click 'Manage my Network
> Passwords'. In the window that opens, click
>>the Passport.Net\* (Passport) entry and click 'Remove'.
>>
>>If the window is still open with the upgrade question,
> say No, it should now stop trying.
>>
>>Then open up Windows Messenger (click Start, then click
> Run, type "msmsgs" and click OK),
>>choose the Tools menu, then Options, then Preferences
> tab, uncheck 'Run this Program when
>>Windows starts', 'Allow this program to run in the
> background' and click OK. Then
>>right-click on its icon in the notification area/system
> tray (by the clock) and click Exit.
>>
>>It shouldn't bother you again.
>>____________________________________________
>>Jonathan Kay
>>Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
>>Associate Expert
>>http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
>>Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
>>All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2004
> Jonathan Kay.
>>You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.
>>
>>"casa" <casa@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>news:FA5EA055-F9D7-49A4-9364-
> 8B44F63D3CD9@microsoft.com...
>>>I want to get rid of the Pop-up add asking if I want to
> install Windows
>>> messenger as I do not use this service. It pops up
> every time I start up my
>>> computer.
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>
>>
>>.
>>
September 21, 2004 5:01:04 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

Thank you Jonothan - that fixed it

"Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:

> Hi David,
>
> If you remove the Passport.Net\* (Passport) entry and reboot, it will be gone.
> ____________________________________________
> Jonathan Kay
> Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
> Associate Expert
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
> Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
> All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2004 Jonathan Kay.
> You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.
>
> "david" <david@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:CFCAEEAD-3101-44A6-9BFE-BDB4B4781827@microsoft.com...
> >I am having a similar problem with the pop up in the bottom right hand corner
> > of the screen telling me that I need to verify my Email address with windows
> > messenger. I have done what Jonathan Kay suggests but I still get it every
> > time I connect to the internet. It is very off putting how do i get rid of
> > it?
> >
> > "Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:
> >
> >> Greetings Casa,
> >>
> >> Actually Windows XP comes with Windows Messenger, what's more than likely what's happening
> >> is
> >> you're being prompted to upgrade to the latest version. If you don't think that's what
> >> this
> >> message is, you're going to have to be specific about *exactly* what the message says.
> >>
> >> However, assuming my asumption is correct, remove your saved Passport login in Windows XP,
> >> so
> >> it can't automatically sign you in to the service (you can readd this back in the future
> >> if
> >> you like), click the Start Button, then click the Control Panel. Then, click User
> >> Accounts
> >> in the Control Panel. Select your account name, and then on the left side of the screen,
> >> under Related Tasks, click 'Manage my Network Passwords'. In the window that opens, click
> >> the Passport.Net\* (Passport) entry and click 'Remove'.
> >>
> >> If the window is still open with the upgrade question, say No, it should now stop trying.
> >>
> >> Then open up Windows Messenger (click Start, then click Run, type "msmsgs" and click OK),
> >> choose the Tools menu, then Options, then Preferences tab, uncheck 'Run this Program when
> >> Windows starts', 'Allow this program to run in the background' and click OK. Then
> >> right-click on its icon in the notification area/system tray (by the clock) and click
> >> Exit.
> >>
> >> It shouldn't bother you again.
> >> ____________________________________________
> >> Jonathan Kay
> >> Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
> >> Associate Expert
> >> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
> >> Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
> >> All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2004 Jonathan Kay.
> >> You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.
> >>
> >> "casa" <casa@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:FA5EA055-F9D7-49A4-9364-8B44F63D3CD9@microsoft.com...
> >> >I want to get rid of the Pop-up add asking if I want to install Windows
> >> > messenger as I do not use this service. It pops up every time I start up my
> >> > computer.
> >> >
> >> > Thanks
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
Anonymous
September 21, 2004 2:39:11 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

Hi David,

Glad to hear it =)
____________________________________________
Jonathan Kay
Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
Associate Expert
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2004 Jonathan Kay.
You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.


"david" <david@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6ED7B9D8-9603-40F0-A25F-0A47560D0099@microsoft.com...
> Thank you Jonothan - that fixed it
>
> "Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:
>
>> Hi David,
>>
>> If you remove the Passport.Net\* (Passport) entry and reboot, it will be gone.
>> ____________________________________________
>> Jonathan Kay
>> Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
>> Associate Expert
>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
>> Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
>> All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2004 Jonathan Kay.
>> You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.
>>
>> "david" <david@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:CFCAEEAD-3101-44A6-9BFE-BDB4B4781827@microsoft.com...
>> >I am having a similar problem with the pop up in the bottom right hand corner
>> > of the screen telling me that I need to verify my Email address with windows
>> > messenger. I have done what Jonathan Kay suggests but I still get it every
>> > time I connect to the internet. It is very off putting how do i get rid of
>> > it?
>> >
>> > "Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Greetings Casa,
>> >>
>> >> Actually Windows XP comes with Windows Messenger, what's more than likely what's
>> >> happening
>> >> is
>> >> you're being prompted to upgrade to the latest version. If you don't think that's what
>> >> this
>> >> message is, you're going to have to be specific about *exactly* what the message says.
>> >>
>> >> However, assuming my asumption is correct, remove your saved Passport login in Windows
>> >> XP,
>> >> so
>> >> it can't automatically sign you in to the service (you can readd this back in the
>> >> future
>> >> if
>> >> you like), click the Start Button, then click the Control Panel. Then, click User
>> >> Accounts
>> >> in the Control Panel. Select your account name, and then on the left side of the
>> >> screen,
>> >> under Related Tasks, click 'Manage my Network Passwords'. In the window that opens,
>> >> click
>> >> the Passport.Net\* (Passport) entry and click 'Remove'.
>> >>
>> >> If the window is still open with the upgrade question, say No, it should now stop
>> >> trying.
>> >>
>> >> Then open up Windows Messenger (click Start, then click Run, type "msmsgs" and click
>> >> OK),
>> >> choose the Tools menu, then Options, then Preferences tab, uncheck 'Run this Program
>> >> when
>> >> Windows starts', 'Allow this program to run in the background' and click OK. Then
>> >> right-click on its icon in the notification area/system tray (by the clock) and click
>> >> Exit.
>> >>
>> >> It shouldn't bother you again.
>> >> ____________________________________________
>> >> Jonathan Kay
>> >> Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
>> >> Associate Expert
>> >> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
>> >> Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
>> >> All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2004 Jonathan Kay.
>> >> You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.
>> >>
>> >> "casa" <casa@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:FA5EA055-F9D7-49A4-9364-8B44F63D3CD9@microsoft.com...
>> >> >I want to get rid of the Pop-up add asking if I want to install Windows
>> >> > messenger as I do not use this service. It pops up every time I start up my
>> >> > computer.
>> >> >
>> >> > Thanks
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>
!