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Solved Ridding myself of msn messanger

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by bcon76, Jan 14, 2002.

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  1. bcon76

    bcon76 Guest Thread Starter

    How can I get rid of msn messanger in WinXP? Messanger is always in the system tray and will not go away. I disabled it in mscofig and it came back. I take a look at mscofig and there it is again. The one I dissable and another one. Minor anoying problem. Nice trick Mr. Gates and Co.? Or maby just a glitch. Let me know.
     
  2. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Hi,

    - Click on the start button and select run.
    - Type gpedit.msc in the text box and select OK.
    - Navigate through Computer Configuration to Administrative Templates to Windows Components to Windows Messenger.
    - Select and enable Do not allow Windows Messenger to be run and Do not automatically start Windows Messenger initially

    Good luck,
     
  3. Trboy13

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    yeah, i had the same problem, and did the same thing as you, (didn't do what tony said) but in the messenger options, you can just set it to not start on startup, and that stopped it.
    worked for me.
     
  4. bcon76

    bcon76 Guest Thread Starter

    Thanks Tony. That did it.

    Thanks Trboy. Sometimes it is the simplest solutions that we miss in our pursuit of a complicated solution.
     
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