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CTRL+V brings up messenger installer

By honu95 ·
CTRL+V and SHIFT+INSERT keyboard shortcuts bring up messenger installer on a XP machine running Office 2003. Recently upgraded with Feb05 patches including messenger updates. Why, by using the keyboard shortcuts does the installer for Messenger 5.1 appear/pop up? Usually a keyboard shortcut to run a program is CTRL+ALT+* right? I don't see how Windows could allow two associations for one kb shortcut.

Thanks in advance.

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by honu95 In reply to CTRL+V brings up messeng ...

OK, so it seems that MSN Messenger is integrated with Outlook 2K3. Everytime it starts, it also tries to start messenger. After upgrading 5.1 to 6.1, Outlook fails to recognize the change and prompts to install 5.1 again.

Tried uninstalling 6.1 but still no luck.

I only know of one other option: disable integration via registry.

Any other ideas?

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by BFilmFan In reply to CTRL+V brings up messeng ...

Run this from a command line and remove Messenger from the system. It's nothing but a spam, virus and malware magnet:

RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\inf\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove

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by honu95 In reply to CTRL+V brings up messeng ...

So this is now a known bug with MS. Steps to go through are:
Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs > Add/Remove Windows Component > Uncheck Windows Messenger.

Reinstall Messenger and it should be fine.

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