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Anonymous
April 26, 2005 8:13:03 AM

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

I have just changed my computer and I am using Windows XP Home and MSN
Messenger 7. Whenever I sign in to passport I get a message to say that I am
being signed out because I am signed in at a different location. Can anyone
help please?
Anonymous
April 26, 2005 11:30:23 AM

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

Greetings,

Assuming you haven't logged in from somewhere else (and possibly saved your Passport there),
you may simply have Windows Messenger running in the background.

You should just disable Windows Messenger.

To do so, open it up (click Start, then Run, type "msmsgs" and click OK), click Tools,
Options, Preferences tab and uncheck 'Run this Program when Windows starts' or 'Run Windows
Messenger when Windows starts' (depending on version) as well as 'Allow this program to run
in the background' or 'Allow Windows Messenger to run in the background' (depending on
version). This won't remove Windows Messenger, so features like Remote Assistance, Whiteboard
and Application Sharing will continue to work, but it will let it stay out of your way.

Also, do you have Norton Antivirus installed? Recent versions of Norton Antivirus added a
new "instant messaging scanning" feature, which can conflict with Messenger and cause it to
also keep starting. To stop it, open Norton Antivirus (Right-click on the Norton Antivirus
icon in the System Tray/Notification Area (by the clock), choose 'Open Norton Antivirus'),
click Options, then Instant Messenger then uncheck MSN Instant Messenger and click OK.
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"Alan1234" <Alan1234@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:FE32F52A-8480-42FB-8B48-DCF7D253FA52@microsoft.com...
>I have just changed my computer and I am using Windows XP Home and MSN
> Messenger 7. Whenever I sign in to passport I get a message to say that I am
> being signed out because I am signed in at a different location. Can anyone
> help please?
>
Anonymous
April 27, 2005 1:54:06 AM

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

I also have this probelm. Windows messenger does not show up in the taskbar,
even when going to propties of the startbar and clicking always show next to
windows messenger. This creates a annoying problems of not knowing when I
sign on. It also creates a security risk. I am running a dell inspiron 9200
with windowsxp home with SP2 pre-installed, and msn messenger 7 ( I had 7beta
installed earlier and did not have this problem. Any more questions please
email me at <fnajm4@uaf.edu, or this address>

"Alan1234" wrote:

> I have just changed my computer and I am using Windows XP Home and MSN
> Messenger 7. Whenever I sign in to passport I get a message to say that I am
> being signed out because I am signed in at a different location. Can anyone
> help please?
>
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