How do I get rid of the Windows Messenger Icon?

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funkenbooty

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How do I get rid of the Windows Messenger - not signed in Icon that is always in my systray?

I already chose the option for it not to start with Windows, but it's still there.

I Don't want to use Windows Messenger.




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just open the file C:\Windows\inf\sysoc.inf

it will display its content, then look for the line

msmsgs=msgrocm.dll,OcEntry,msmsgs.inf,hide,7

edit the line above to this:

msmsgs=msgrocm.dll,OcEntry,msmsgs.inf,,7


reboot......

then,

run add/remove programs in the control panel (before the
common programs installed by windows xp is not displayed in
the add/remove programs). It will surely display the
messenger. then remove it....


reply if the installation is a succes...
 
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Easiest and simplest way eould be to copy and paste the following into the start / run box and click ok.

rundll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %systemRoot%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove


Before doing so be sure to right clcik the icon and select exit.
 
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... if you are talking about the msn messenger... dont uninstall unless youre also uninstalling the msn browser too. they dont work without each other.
 

JohnWill

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Originally posted by lainly:
just open the file C:\Windows\inf\sysoc.inf

it will display its content, then look for the line

msmsgs=msgrocm.dll,OcEntry,msmsgs.inf,hide,7

edit the line above to this:

msmsgs=msgrocm.dll,OcEntry,msmsgs.inf,,7
...
Thanks, I had forgotten about doing this, and I realized that I never did get rid of that on my XP system. :D
 

funkenbooty

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Originally posted by lainly:
just open the file C:\Windows\inf\sysoc.inf

it will display its content, then look for the line

msmsgs=msgrocm.dll,OcEntry,msmsgs.inf,hide,7

edit the line above to this:

msmsgs=msgrocm.dll,OcEntry,msmsgs.inf,,7


reboot......

then,

run add/remove programs in the control panel (before the
common programs installed by windows xp is not displayed in
the add/remove programs). It will surely display the
messenger. then remove it....


reply if the installation is a succes...



Hey I did the edit:
msmsgs=msgrocm.dll,OcEntry,msmsgs.inf,,7

rebooted, but can't find Windows Messenger in Add/Remove.
 
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