Windows Messenger for Auto Starting
Posted 30 November 2003 - 04:03 PM
If you're not a big fan of Windows Messenger simply delete the following Registry Key:
Posted 30 November 2003 - 11:50 PM
Posted 01 December 2003 - 02:26 AM
I did the same thing
Simple. Delete the "Messenger" folder from your Program Files
Posted 06 January 2004 - 08:25 AM
yes there are other ways...if you are like me then you found out that you sometimes cant just delete the file from the "Program files"
any other method?
I will assume that you are running win XP OS and that you are making regular trips to windowsupdate.com and are running windows messenger 4.7 or better. These are a lot of assumptions but i had to go with something here.
first open 'control panel' and double click 'add & remove programs. Then click 'add remove windows componets'. scroll all the way down to windows messenger and uncheck the box. then click next and this will uninstall windows messenger from your computer. leave the folder in program files so that when you do go back to windowsupdate.com you will not be prompted to reinstall it again.
Posted 06 January 2004 - 04:56 PM
Posted 20 January 2004 - 07:46 PM
Here you can enable "Do not allow Windows Messenger to be run" and "Do not automatically start Windows Messenger initially"
Posted 21 January 2004 - 02:04 PM
Annoyed with Windows Messenger? Wan't it out of your life?! Here is how
1. Open C:\WINDOWS\INF\sysoc.inf with your favourite text editor. (Hint: The INF directory might be hidden, and Windows might be WINNT depending on your PC.)
2. Identify the line that looks like:
3. Delete the "hide" keyword. That line should look like:
4. Save the file and exit your text editor
5. Click on Start -> Control Panel -> Add or Remove Programs -> Add/Remove Windows Components
6. Scroll down to the last components
7. You should have 2 checkboxes for Windows Messenger now. Uncheck both of them.
8. Click on Next. The Windows Messenger application is fully deinstalled.
Enjoy a Messenger free life!
Posted 01 February 2004 - 10:08 PM
'Run this program when Windows starts'.
In messenger 6+, it's under Tools > Options > General.
Posted 02 February 2004 - 05:50 PM
I dont know about the current version but Windows Messenger started automatically while working anything.
Posted 07 March 2004 - 10:27 AM
Forever dedicated to the war on
Posted 07 March 2004 - 11:03 AM
I found the following link to a third party program that lets you tweak every possible facet of MSN Messenger including this annoyance.
credit goes to Tech TV.
You can click the link below for thier disussion and tips
Proud to strike another small yet precise attack on
Posted 12 May 2004 - 11:46 PM
All this time I've been a part of the MSN Messenger community, one of the most asked questions is "How do I remove Windows Messenger from Windows XP".
Most people tell you to do this:
Go to Start --> Run --> type: RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove --> Press Enter
Although almost all of us already know the answer was to do that above, I'm here to tell you it's wrong. Though removing Windows Messenger would seem a blessing, doing so would effectively lag your Outlook/Outlook Express as well as cause some Windows XP features to cease functioning.
Luckily there is an alternative. Instead of uninstalling Windows Messenger, you should hide it. The only way I know of so far would be to use an application and thanks to CookieRevised (a m8 of mine), I now know of the program.
Taken from my site