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Windows Messenger removal with gpedit.msc

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ibm37, Oct 4, 2003.

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  1. ibm37

    ibm37 Thread Starter

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    HI,
    Currently using XP Pro
    I have just used the gpedit program to quit "Messenger" running when I load Outlook Express (my default email client). All seems fine as it has done the trick. But I notice now that it takes longer to launch Express? Basically stays on the screensplash for approx 30 seconds before it opens fully, and so able to view my Inbox?

    Can anyone help me out with this one??
     
  2. putasolution

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    Go to this page on Doug Knox's site

    Download and run the xp_hide_messenger.vbs file
     
  3. ibm37

    ibm37 Thread Starter

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    Thanks, that worked a treat!
    Curious to know why Outlook opens so much quicker now??
     
  4. putasolution

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    It was trying to open messenger which you had told Windows not to open. Outlook relies heavily on Outlook Express for a lot of the internal aspects of it's workings
     
  5. 700mb80min

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    Just surfin on through the forums and came across this post . I have been tampering with this for a week , trying to get o.e. to open a bit quicker with no luck until now. I d/l the reg edit and instant opening of my mail. Thanks putasolution for the link , it is quite a tweak for xp.
     
  6. ibm37

    ibm37 Thread Starter

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    Thanking you...
     
  7. putasolution

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    you're both welcome :D
     
  8. paublo

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    I to was bothered by the slow opening of outlook

    Kudos to putasolution

    Thx
     
  9. Tacocaster

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    I had the same problem. That link should probably be made sticky or put in a FAQ. Thanks putasoluition!
     
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