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Why I cannot stop Messenger from starting with Windows?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Claire, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. Claire

    Claire Flightless Bird

    Hi,
    I have removed tick from "Run Windows Messenger" when Windows starts" option
    in Prefererences tab.
    Despite that, each time when I start Windows Messenger comes with it.
    I checked Run regkey and Messenger is not there.
    How to remove it?
    Claire
     
  2. C

    C Flightless Bird

    Claire wrote:
    > Hi,
    > I have removed tick from "Run Windows Messenger" when Windows starts" option
    > in Prefererences tab.
    > Despite that, each time when I start Windows Messenger comes with it.
    > I checked Run regkey and Messenger is not there.
    > How to remove it?
    > Claire
    >
    >


    Go into your Outlook Express options and untick "start Windows Messenger
    when you boot up Windows" or something similar.

    Or, better yet, go to Control Panel/Add and Remove Programs icon/
    Windows components button on the left and uncheck Windows Messenger and
    hit Next. I would uncheck MSN Explorer while you're there.

    --
    C
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    See http://kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_messenger.htm. For Messenger/Outlook
    Express tweaks, see http://kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_oe.htm.

    Claire wrote:
    > Hi,
    > I have removed tick from "Run Windows Messenger" when Windows starts"
    > option
    > in Prefererences tab.
    > Despite that, each time when I start Windows Messenger comes with it.
    > I checked Run regkey and Messenger is not there.
    > How to remove it?
    > Claire
     
  4. williamtell

    williamtell Flightless Bird

    Going to Windows components and unchecking Windows messenger, will only
    remove it from the start menu, suggest you go to control
    panel>Administrative Tools>Services>Scroll to Messenger>Disable

    >WT<


    "C" <nospamming@please.com.invalid> wrote in message
    news:hlcnvr$ti6$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > Claire wrote:
    >> Hi,
    >> I have removed tick from "Run Windows Messenger" when Windows starts"
    >> option in Prefererences tab.
    >> Despite that, each time when I start Windows Messenger comes with it.
    >> I checked Run regkey and Messenger is not there.
    >> How to remove it?
    >> Claire

    >
    > Go into your Outlook Express options and untick "start Windows Messenger
    > when you boot up Windows" or something similar.
    >
    > Or, better yet, go to Control Panel/Add and Remove Programs icon/ Windows
    > components button on the left and uncheck Windows Messenger and hit Next.
    > I would uncheck MSN Explorer while you're there.
    >
    > --
    > C
     
  5. C

    C Flightless Bird

    williamtell wrote:
    > Going to Windows components and unchecking Windows messenger, will only
    > remove it from the start menu, suggest you go to control
    > panel>Administrative Tools>Services>Scroll to Messenger>Disable


    When I did it in Windows components it also disabled it in services.
    >
    >> WT<

    >
    > "C" <nospamming@please.com.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:hlcnvr$ti6$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >> Claire wrote:
    >>> Hi,
    >>> I have removed tick from "Run Windows Messenger" when Windows starts"
    >>> option in Prefererences tab.
    >>> Despite that, each time when I start Windows Messenger comes with it.
    >>> I checked Run regkey and Messenger is not there.
    >>> How to remove it?
    >>> Claire

    >> Go into your Outlook Express options and untick "start Windows Messenger
    >> when you boot up Windows" or something similar.
    >>
    >> Or, better yet, go to Control Panel/Add and Remove Programs icon/ Windows
    >> components button on the left and uncheck Windows Messenger and hit Next.
    >> I would uncheck MSN Explorer while you're there.
    >>
    >> --
    >> C

    >
    >



    --
    C
     
  6. Claire

    Claire Flightless Bird

    I do not see such option in my OE
    Claire

    "C" <nospamming@please.com.invalid> wrote in message
    news:hlcnvr$ti6$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > Claire wrote:
    >> Hi,
    >> I have removed tick from "Run Windows Messenger" when Windows starts"
    >> option in Prefererences tab.
    >> Despite that, each time when I start Windows Messenger comes with it.
    >> I checked Run regkey and Messenger is not there.
    >> How to remove it?
    >> Claire

    >
    > Go into your Outlook Express options and untick "start Windows Messenger
    > when you boot up Windows" or something similar.
    >
    > Or, better yet, go to Control Panel/Add and Remove Programs icon/ Windows
    > components button on the left and uncheck Windows Messenger and hit Next.
    > I would uncheck MSN Explorer while you're there.
    >
    > --
    > C
     
  7. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    That's because you've installed WinXP SP3.

    But your posts' headers (Outlook Express 6.00.2900.5512) tell me the
    computer still isn't fully patched at Windows Update. Better take care of
    that ASAP!

    Repost in case the newsserver ate my previous reply: See
    http://kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_messenger.htm. For Messenger/Outlook
    Express tweaks, see http://kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_oe.htm.


    Claire wrote:
    > I do not see such option in my OE
    > Claire
    >
    > "C" <nospamming@please.com.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:hlcnvr$ti6$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >> Claire wrote:
    >>> Hi,
    >>> I have removed tick from "Run Windows Messenger" when Windows starts"
    >>> option in Prefererences tab.
    >>> Despite that, each time when I start Windows Messenger comes with it.
    >>> I checked Run regkey and Messenger is not there.
    >>> How to remove it?
    >>> Claire

    >>
    >> Go into your Outlook Express options and untick "start Windows Messenger
    >> when you boot up Windows" or something similar.
    >>
    >> Or, better yet, go to Control Panel/Add and Remove Programs icon/ Windows
    >> components button on the left and uncheck Windows Messenger and hit Next.
    >> I would uncheck MSN Explorer while you're there.
    >>
    >> --
    >> C
     

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