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Anonymous
January 4, 2005 4:33:10 PM

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

I'm using Win XP Pro and want to get rid of the Win Messenger icon that
appears in the lower right corner of my screen. Also, Messenger is
self-launching itself during a work session.

I've checked Messager's Options and the "Launch on Windows startup" is not
checked. And, it's not in my Startup file.

Please tell me how to get rid of the unwanted icon and prevent unwanted
launches of Win Messenger.

Thanks.

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Anonymous
January 5, 2005 12:53:49 PM

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

Greetings Hugh,

The easiest way to handle this is just to remove it entirely (although be aware that a few
applications that utilize Messenger may have a few issues, in most cases you probably won't
even notice). To do so, close down Messenger if it's running (right click the messenger icon
in the notification area/system tray and click close). Then click the start button, then
click Run and type in (copy-paste if you like):
RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove

Then click OK.
Messenger will then be uninstalled. For more detailed instructions and screenshots, go to,
http://messenger.jonathankay.com/problem.aspx?ID=7
____________________________________________
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.


"Hugh" <Hugh@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8CB6B00B-A030-4523-9A8F-80FDDBF26403@microsoft.com...
> I'm using Win XP Pro and want to get rid of the Win Messenger icon that
> appears in the lower right corner of my screen. Also, Messenger is
> self-launching itself during a work session.
>
> I've checked Messager's Options and the "Launch on Windows startup" is not
> checked. And, it's not in my Startup file.
>
> Please tell me how to get rid of the unwanted icon and prevent unwanted
> launches of Win Messenger.
>
> Thanks.
Anonymous
January 5, 2005 12:53:50 PM

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

Jonathan,

Thanks for your help. It's appreciated.

Hugh

"Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:

> Greetings Hugh,
>
> The easiest way to handle this is just to remove it entirely (although be aware that a few
> applications that utilize Messenger may have a few issues, in most cases you probably won't
> even notice). To do so, close down Messenger if it's running (right click the messenger icon
> in the notification area/system tray and click close). Then click the start button, then
> click Run and type in (copy-paste if you like):
> RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove
>
> Then click OK.
> Messenger will then be uninstalled. For more detailed instructions and screenshots, go to,
> http://messenger.jonathankay.com/problem.aspx?ID=7
> ____________________________________________
> 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.
>
>
> "Hugh" <Hugh@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:8CB6B00B-A030-4523-9A8F-80FDDBF26403@microsoft.com...
> > I'm using Win XP Pro and want to get rid of the Win Messenger icon that
> > appears in the lower right corner of my screen. Also, Messenger is
> > self-launching itself during a work session.
> >
> > I've checked Messager's Options and the "Launch on Windows startup" is not
> > checked. And, it's not in my Startup file.
> >
> > Please tell me how to get rid of the unwanted icon and prevent unwanted
> > launches of Win Messenger.
> >
> > Thanks.
>
>
>
Anonymous
January 6, 2005 8:34:53 PM

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

Hi Hugh,

No problem =)
____________________________________________
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.

"Hugh" <Hugh@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:362240BE-EA14-43FD-B0FC-569840ABA61C@microsoft.com...
> Jonathan,
>
> Thanks for your help. It's appreciated.
>
> Hugh
>
> "Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:
>
>> Greetings Hugh,
>>
>> The easiest way to handle this is just to remove it entirely (although be aware that a few
>> applications that utilize Messenger may have a few issues, in most cases you probably
>> won't
>> even notice). To do so, close down Messenger if it's running (right click the messenger
>> icon
>> in the notification area/system tray and click close). Then click the start button, then
>> click Run and type in (copy-paste if you like):
>> RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove
>>
>> Then click OK.
>> Messenger will then be uninstalled. For more detailed instructions and screenshots, go
>> to,
>> http://messenger.jonathankay.com/problem.aspx?ID=7
>> ____________________________________________
>> 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.
>>
>>
>> "Hugh" <Hugh@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:8CB6B00B-A030-4523-9A8F-80FDDBF26403@microsoft.com...
>> > I'm using Win XP Pro and want to get rid of the Win Messenger icon that
>> > appears in the lower right corner of my screen. Also, Messenger is
>> > self-launching itself during a work session.
>> >
>> > I've checked Messager's Options and the "Launch on Windows startup" is not
>> > checked. And, it's not in my Startup file.
>> >
>> > Please tell me how to get rid of the unwanted icon and prevent unwanted
>> > launches of Win Messenger.
>> >
>> > Thanks.
>>
>>
>>
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