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Disabling Windows Messenger

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Anonymous
August 2, 2004 1:41:47 PM

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I don't use it. How can I disable? I tried doing it
through Outlook Express/ tool/ options but it didn't
work.
Anonymous
August 2, 2004 3:54:37 PM

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

To disable "Windows Messenger":

Open "Windows Messenger" and from the Toolbar select
Tools > Options > Preferences and uncheck:

"Run this program when Windows starts" and
"Allow this program to run in the background", then
click OK.

Next, open Outlook Express and from the Toolbar select
Tools > Options and under the General tab uncheck
"Automatically log on to Windows Messenger" and click
APPLY.


Alternatives:

Prevent Windows Messenger from automatically running
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_desc/xp_messenger_au...

or

Remove Windows Messenger
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/tips/xp_messenger_remove.htm

[Courtesy of MS-MVP Doug Knox]

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User

Be Smart! Protect your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/

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|I don't use it. How can I disable? I tried doing it
| through Outlook Express/ tool/ options but it didn't
| work.
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