Windows messenger in XP driving me nuts


How do I turn it off? When I click on turn off, it tells me it will affect all sorts of settings so am concerned if I do.

Is it safe to turn off - using Outlook (not express)?

Thanks in anticipation of a successful close of an infuriating program - it did not even ask if I wanted it installed or not!!!


  huzzar 08:53 11 Jul 03

Control Panel - Add/Remove software - Add/Remove Windows Componants. UnTick MSN Messenger. When you want it back reverse the proceedure.

  slimpickins 09:18 11 Jul 03

Click on it to open it, click Tools, then options and uncheck the box next to "Run from start up".

thanks - thats a relief

I have the same problem, i don't want to uninstall messenger, just don't want it to start up automatically. i've unchecked the box next to "Run from start up", but it still runs. i'm used to workig with ME and disabling in msconfig, but don't seem to be able to do it in XP...... am i becoming blonde?

  Djohn 01:32 12 Aug 03

click here Will tell you how to turn off in 9X and 2000, XP Pro/Home. j.

thanks j, but despite following the steps for xp, yet again messenger opened up...... i only know because a friend emailed me to say she had seen me on there in 'away' mode........ any more ideas? am getting desperate now lol

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