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    Hi Guys

    Can anyone tell me how to remove the Windows Messenger Not Signed In icon from my system tray in XP ?

    I do not use the program and want to tidy up my System Tray (resources etc)

    Regards

    Digby
    Last edited by digmen1; 09-29-2006 at 11:17 AM. Reason: typo

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    open the program, click tools > options > preferences tab > untick run this program when windows starts. Then right click icon in tray and choose exit.

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    If you want to remove Windows Messenger completely from Windows XP with SP2 then do the following:

    Start>Run -> Cut and paste or type the following command.

    Code:
    RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove
    Click OK when done.

  4. Software & Hardware   -   #4
    Thanks guys,

    Is that code a bit risky ?

    Is there a registry entry I can enter to disable it ?

    regards

    Digby

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    You can remove it from windows by going to add/remove programs > add/remove windows components > untick Windows Messenger and then click next.


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    It's not risky. I've used it many times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digmen1 View Post
    Thanks guys,

    Is that code a bit risky ?

    Is there a registry entry I can enter to disable it ?

    regards

    Digby
    Virtualbody1234 does seem to be trustable
    Open your mind

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    you can also use this program but I think your problem is allready solved

    http://grc.com/files/shootthemessenger.exe
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    try not installing it at all when you install xp next time, by customizing your install

  10. Software & Hardware   -   #10
    Quote Originally Posted by david02 View Post
    you can also use this program but I think your problem is allready solved

    http://grc.com/files/shootthemessenger.exe
    That disables messenger service not windows messenger. They are 2 different and unrelated programs
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