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Windows Messenger and MSN Messenger

by luckylady_63 / December 1, 2004 8:22 AM PST

I have both of these on my computer. Why? Which one is the best one to use. Can I get rid of the one I don't need? Thanks

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Re: Windows Messenger and MSN Messenger
by Coryphaeus / December 1, 2004 9:47 AM PST

Go into Control Panel. Click Administrative Tools. Click Services on the left. On the right, scroll down to Messenger. Double click it. Now. In this order, Click Stop. Then in the drop down by start up type, select Disabled. Click Apply, and close Administrative tools. Now go back to Control Panel then to Add/Remove and click Windows Components. Uncheck Messenger. Ok back out, close everything and reboot.

Or you can go to my site below, scroll down to Software, and download Shoot the Messenger and run it.

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Re: Windows Messenger and MSN Messenger
by Yew / December 1, 2004 9:50 AM PST

Windows Messenger is for sending messages in little popup windows over a LAN (and some spammers have figured out how to do it via the Internet). MSN Messenger is an instant messenger client.

Windows Messenger goes way back to at least Windows 3.11, and probably earlier. MSN Messenger is fairly new. The naming choice was a poor one, so just do your best to keep them straight.

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