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By d_n_a1au ·
how can you delete msn from the task bar on windows XP, can hide but can't delete it.
it is a pain in the ?? you know what i mean..

Cheers

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by Srikrishna In reply to msn messager

Hi,
I hope i got ur question properly..U mean u dont want to load MSN Messenger.okie..go to MSN messenger options /Generel thn uncheck the options to run messenger when windows starts..and other options..If ur using OE u have to disable the same from Outlook Express..
Bye

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by d_n_a1au In reply to msn messager

tried this but didn't work

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by ptsWolfman In reply to msn messager

The above can work. Another step w/ WinXP would be to go into the services and DISABLE messaging. Doing this will eliminate those annoying pop up messages that the guarantee my sex life will increase if I simply call. Seriously though, going into the "Admministrator Tools", go to "Services", right click messaging and select "Disable".

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by d_n_a1au In reply to msn messager

tried this but didn't work

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by HereInOz In reply to msn messager

This is going to sound wierd, but trust me - it works - or at least it has worked 2 out of 2 for me.

Download AIM Instant Messenger from Netscape or AOL and install it, and accept the offer to make it your default messaging program. This will disable the auto-execution of Windows Messenger, and remove the option in Outlook Express to load Windows Messenger when OE opens.

Once you have installed and configured AIM Instant Messenger, go into its configuration options and de-select it as your default messaging program. This should leave you with no default messaging program.

See how you go.

Cheers,

Alan

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by dmiles In reply to msn messager

From->Start->Run
Type regedit
Browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\POLICIES\MICROSOFT
From your Edit menu,select New and Key
Type Messenger as name of new entry
Select your new Messenger key access the Edit menu,click New and select Key againType Client as the name of the new key.The Client key should be beneath the Messenger key
After selecting the new key Client key,click Edit,New,and DWORD Value from the menu
Type prevent run for this value,a new iem will apear on the right with the name PreventRun and of type REG_DWORD
Right-click the PreventRun and select Modify from the context menu
In the Value Data field within the dialog box that opens,change the "0" to a "1" Click OK
Close regedit
or
To completely remove Messenger, click Start - Run then type:
"RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove" in the text box and click OK. You will see a progress bar appear shortly as it deletes its files and it will then ask you to reboot. After the reboot the program will be gone.

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by stuart_at_oz In reply to msn messager

Answer 2 above only disables the Windows messenger, which is NOT the same as MSN Messenger. Windows Messenger is used by adminstrators etc. to pop up messages on NT/W2K/XP computers. (most home users can do without)

MSN Messenger is a different animal altogether..... -And I don't know how to remove it sorry. :-( (But I will try some of these other fixes myself)

Stu

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by hankbones In reply to msn messager

Go to Add/Remove Windows Components under Add or Remove Programs. Scroll to the bottom of the list and uncheck Windows Messenger and click next. This will uninstall MSN Messenger. You will still need to go into Outlook Express (and/or MS Outlook if you have it) and make sure it is disabled. I would also recommend uninstalling MSN Explorer if you do not use MSN as your ISP.

Lots of luck

Wayne

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by sfc_gijoe In reply to msn messager

Run --> gpedit.msc Brings up Group Policy
Computer Configuration
Administrative Templates
Windows Components
Windows Messenger --> From here enable the two setting. This will stop Messenger from staring on any profile

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