[Solved] windows messenger icon

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chewie1012

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I have winxp and this little windows messenger icon in the system tray. I would like to get rid of it. I can turn it off but it comes back when I restart. I have used mike lins start up control panel but it isn't listed in there. Is there a way to get rid of it?
 
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hi chewie... go to start/run & type in msconfig... then go to startup & there look for what the icon is... then remove its checkmark... click apply & OK .. reboot


that should do it .
 

TonyKlein

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Chewie,

Before you go to Msconfig, first do the following:

1. Go to Messenger/Tools/Options and uncheck "Run this program when Windows starts" on the Preferences tab.
2. In Outlook Express, Tools/Options/General tab and uncheck the option to automatically log on.
3. Also in Outlook Express, View/Layout and uncheck the option to display Contacts. The program will open a connection and display a list of all Contacts on line if you do not.

Good luck,
 

chewie1012

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I didn't realize they had put the msconfig back in xp. I assumed that they left it out because it wasn't in 2000. Thanks again.
Jerry
 
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MSCONFIG works with Windows 95 as well. It's such a great tool Microsoft realized they should include it. With all the great advice given I assume you solved your problem. I will mark this thread solved.
 

chewie1012

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I have learned much about computers by just trying things like a kid. I am surprised I didn't try it to see if it was there. I have used msconfig with 98 for a long time and I just assumed it was gone in xp. YOU know what happens when we assume.
Thanks
Jerry
 
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