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*Soviet.Power

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#1 14 years ago

OK, this is a problem i have and many of my mates have. On my pc i have windows messenger installed, which is there as part of windows i believe, and also MSN messenger 6.0. Whenever i switch my pc on, windows messenger automatically logs on, but it is set to "don't log me on automatically". Is tehre anyway of removing windows messenger. I asked my friend who says that its not advised as windows messenger is part of the main windows system. My operating system is Windows XP, and i have a broadband connection. Think that is all i need to tell you. Can anyone please help as this is really annoying?? I will be very grateful if u can. Thx.




Gimpy

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#2 14 years ago

windows comes with an older version of messanger, when you D/led 6.0 the other might still be around signing you on... try deleting the older version if you havnt already... that doesnt work then iuno...




zsh_xx

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#3 14 years ago

Use the "services.msc" console utility to disable Windows Messenger from startup ....

Start - Run - "services.msc" --> Right-click on 'Messenger' --> Change "Startup Type" to DISABLED

OR

Run this command RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\inf\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove

;)

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*Soviet.Power

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#4 14 years ago

thx, i'll try that out because its very annoying




FRIGIDGHOUL

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#5 14 years ago

Hey! With Windows messenger and/or MSN messager 6.X, I dont think just selecting "do not start up w/ windows is enough" I believe there is another option somewhere that says something like " sign on automattically when there is an internet connection available". You have to uncheck that to. If that dont work all ya gotta do is go to start- run. Then type in the command "msconfig" w/o the quotations of course. And then go to the startup tab. That will give you a list of programs that are stating up with your computer. Deselect msn messenger, and your done. hit ok. It will then ask you to apply settings w or w/o restart. Its up to you. Both the same. But when you do restart next, a message will come up saying something like "msconfig has been changed etc" just click on "do not show this again" and hit ok. Its just telling you that you changed something from stating up. All done. If ya need any help in "real-time" message me on msn. l8r




*Soviet.Power

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#6 14 years ago

I looked in msconfig, and windows messenger isn't there, only msn messenger. But thx for posting anyway.




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#7 14 years ago
zsh_xxUse the "services.msc" console utility to disable Windows Messenger from startup .... Start - Run - Type "services.msc" --> Right-click on 'Messenger' --> Change "Startup Type" to DISABLED OR Run this command RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\inf\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove ;) ;)

Just like Zsh_XX said, this is the easiest method, and it should look like this. Services-msc.jpg




defaye

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#8 14 years ago

daft.... why post to these forums when you can easily search google for:

"Remove windows messenger"

There is a website specifically made for people to download an APP that removes or disables Windows Messenger for you.

Otherwise go to Control Panel. Administration -> PC Management?? -> Services..

Look for messenger and select properties do it manually.




Peeping Tom

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#9 14 years ago

Don't remove it. I believe it's used for services like whiteboard, remote desktop, etc.

Go to tools, options, preferences and uncheck "Run this program when windows starts".

I completely disagree with M$ integrating applications with the kernel/system files, but to remove it will cause problems. For example, I removed MPlayer 8......and when I had to do a system repair from the system install, it would not complete, saying that it could not find a certain (Read: Unnecessary) system file.