MSN Messenger help

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I have been using Windows Messenger and had only recently downloaded MSN
Messenger and started using it. Now everytime I connect to the internet
Windows Messenger starts and I have to manually start MSN Messenger. I don't
want to use Windows Messenger, just the MSN Messenger. Can somebody tell me
how to make MSN Messenger to start automatically when I connect to the
internet.

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

    Greetings,

    Firstly, disable Windows Messenger by opening 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).

    Then, load MSN Messenger, click the Tools menu, then Options, then General category, and make
    sure 'Automatically run Messenger when I log on to Windows' is selected.
    ____________________________________________
    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) 2005 Jonathan Kay.
    You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.


    "Mitja" <Mitja@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:3F6B1496-F4BC-4788-AE30-D9CD853F327C@microsoft.com...
    >I have been using Windows Messenger and had only recently downloaded MSN
    > Messenger and started using it. Now everytime I connect to the internet
    > Windows Messenger starts and I have to manually start MSN Messenger. I don't
    > want to use Windows Messenger, just the MSN Messenger. Can somebody tell me
    > how to make MSN Messenger to start automatically when I connect to the
    > internet.
    >
    > Thanks.
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

    Thanks for your help Jonathan. I have however another question for you. I
    have set up MSN Messenger to start when I connect to the internet. In Tools,
    Options, General I enabled the "Allow automatic sign in when connected to the
    Internet", while the "Automatically run Messenger when I log on to Windows"
    option is disabled. Is there an option to make MSN Messenger to automatically
    close when I disconnect my internet connection. When I close my internet
    connection the "Connect to" dialog box keeps showing up because MSN Messenger
    want to connect to the internet.

    Thanks again.

    Mitja

    "Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:

    > Greetings,
    >
    > Firstly, disable Windows Messenger by opening 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).
    >
    > Then, load MSN Messenger, click the Tools menu, then Options, then General category, and make
    > sure 'Automatically run Messenger when I log on to Windows' is selected.
    > ____________________________________________
    > 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) 2005 Jonathan Kay.
    > You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.
    >
    >
    > "Mitja" <Mitja@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:3F6B1496-F4BC-4788-AE30-D9CD853F327C@microsoft.com...
    > >I have been using Windows Messenger and had only recently downloaded MSN
    > > Messenger and started using it. Now everytime I connect to the internet
    > > Windows Messenger starts and I have to manually start MSN Messenger. I don't
    > > want to use Windows Messenger, just the MSN Messenger. Can somebody tell me
    > > how to make MSN Messenger to start automatically when I connect to the
    > > internet.
    > >
    > > Thanks.
    >
    >
    >
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