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Windows Messenger

by Andra_Veil / July 19, 2004 5:22 AM PDT

I have this dreadful little Windows Messenger that keeps on popping up and I have no idea how to delete the thing, I did go into Add/Remove Programs and unchecked it in the Windows components, but still no luck. Looks like I am turning into a bigger dunce day by day, thanks to whomever will help me solve this problem

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Re: Windows Messenger
by Tufenuf / July 19, 2004 5:42 AM PDT
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Re: Windows Messenger
by Andra_Veil / July 19, 2004 6:03 AM PDT
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I have visited the given site but somehow my Administrative Tools don't have a Services Scroll, what now?:(

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Re: Windows Messenger
by glb613 / July 19, 2004 7:08 AM PDT
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I have found this to work the best for me.

Use a text editor to open C:\WINDOWS\inf\sysoc.inf, and change
msmsgs=msgrocm.dll,OcEntry,msmsgs.inf,hide,7 to
msmsgs=msgrocm.dll,OcEntry,msmsgs.inf,,7

That's it. Messenger will now appear in the add/remove application under Windows Components where you can uninstall it.

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Re: Windows Messenger
by Tufenuf / July 19, 2004 8:07 AM PDT
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Andra_Veil, Follow these instructions.

Click Start->Settings ->Control Panel
Click Performance and Maintenance
Click Administrative Tools
Double click Services
Scroll down and highlight "Messenger"
Right-click the highlighted line and choose Properties.
Click the STOP button.
Select Disable or Manual in the Startup Type scroll bar
Click OK

It's Services NOT Services Scroll.

Tufenuf

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Re: Windows Messenger
by Andra_Veil / July 22, 2004 4:56 AM PDT
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I eventually did figure it out , but it isn't MSN messenger I am trying to get rid of, but idiot Windows Messenger, it never popped up in the 3 years I have had XP but since 2 weeks ago this thing just is here. I exit from it but when I log onto the net, and I don't sign into MSN messenger the Windows one still find a way to sign me in even when I don't want to. I can't see it in my sys tray either, so I will have to delete the Windows Messenger

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Re: Windows Messenger
by Tufenuf / July 19, 2004 8:11 AM PDT
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Re: Windows Messenger
by Tman1 / July 19, 2004 8:22 AM PDT
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Click Start > Run and in the Open: box type the following command (press OK when done):

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

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Re: Windows Messenger
by Andra_Veil / July 22, 2004 5:10 AM PDT
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This one looks like it will delet MSN messenger and not just Windows messenger Sad

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Re: Windows Messenger
by Tman1 / July 22, 2004 8:00 AM PDT
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It will only get rid of Windows Messenger.

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Re: Windows Messenger
by zdn82 / July 23, 2004 3:39 AM PDT
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You'll have to go into Windows Messenger Options and uncheck the box that says 'Load when Windows Starts' or something similar.

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