In regards to Windows Live Messenger, I tend to disable it primarily because there may come a day when someone wants to install it.. To disable it on Windows XP, see the instructions below:
1. Start Messenger.
2. On the Menu bar click "Tools", and then click "Options". If the Menu bar is not displayed, press the ALT key on your keyboard.
3. On the left side of the Options window, click Sign In.
4. Clear the following check boxes: a) Allow automatic sign in when connected to the internet and b) Automatically run Windows Live Messenger when I log on to Windows.
5. Click Apply and then Click OK
As to the problem with installing NET Framework updates, we've found completely uninstalling all NET Framework items installed, then reinstalling them from scratch seems to be the best fix.. After uninstalling all NET from Add/remove Programs, then run the tool below to be sure everything is gone.
Once you've cleaned everything off, visit the Windows/Microsoft Update site using Internet Explorer and allow it to scan and detect any updates necessary.. Instead of letting the Automatic Updates install NET Framework, visit the Windows Updates site and allow it to scan and detect any updates necessary.. Install NET Framework 3.5, etc., then restart the machine and run the Windows Updates site again.. After the first set up of updates, there will probably be another set of updates needed.... or maybe not, but it's best to check a second time.
Hope this helps.
Windows Live Messenger is active on noobies computer
Is it better to uninstall or dis-activate it
If uninstall will this command work
?RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove?.
Next problem is with windows updates it was set to auto update
It downloaded Net Framework 3.5 sp1..Net framework family update for 2.0 through 3.5 kb951847 x86
It will not install and even though I mark it not to download or do not notify it continues to notify.
Net frame work 3.5 sp1 is in the add\remove section
Thanks for the help