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Messenger update

By Blackcurrant ·

WinXP Pro computer.

I am receiving a notification about an update for Windows Messenger (not the messenger service). A dialog box opens when I access the internet, with Windows Messenger as the title, and contains the text "A newer version is available. You must install the newer version in order to continue. Would you like to do this now?" and there is a yes/no radio button, and OK / What's New... Clicking the What's New... option takes me to Microsoft's site, but to a page saying there is " page matching your entry"

Now, I have never used Windows Messenger and I uninstalled it when I first got this computer. This seems a bit strange, as surely Windows Messenger would need to be installed and be configured to actively look for updates in order for this message to appear. This started last week, and has never happened before. The only thing I had done just before this started was to install then uninstall SP2.

Does anyone know what's going on?

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by BFilmFan In reply to Messenger update

You can stop that message forever by:

Logging in as an administrator account.
Click Start.
Click Run.
Input "CMD" in the input box.
Click Ok.
On the command line unput this line:
RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\inf\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove

Windows messenger will never hassle you again.

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by Blackcurrant In reply to

Hi BFilmFan. Sweet as a nut!!

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