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[Solved] windows messenger icon

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by chewie1012, Jan 3, 2002.

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  1. chewie1012

    chewie1012 Thread Starter

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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?
     
  2. SavvyLady

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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 .
     
  3. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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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,
     
  4. chewie1012

    chewie1012 Thread Starter

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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
     
  5. Dan O

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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.
     
  6. chewie1012

    chewie1012 Thread Starter

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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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