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    Windows Messenger

    Hi all,

    Windows Messenger is really peeing me off!

    It signs in, in the background of my pc (no icon in start menu) - when I start my PC. Then when I log into MSN Messenger, it logs out of Windows Messenger and gives me a message saying I've logged out because I've logged in, in a different location (being MSN Messenger).

    How'd I stop this, so I only use MSN Messenger?

    Cheers,
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    uninstall windows messenger? *shrug*

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    click run
    type "msconfig"
    Go to "startup" tab
    Turn off all the msn things (bottom of window)

    Done

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    if you have SP1, you should be able to add/remove windows messenger

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

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    Call me old fashioned but I actually prefer Windows Messenger to MSN

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lead_Head
    Hi all,

    Windows Messenger is really peeing me off!

    It signs in, in the background of my pc (no icon in start menu) - when I start my PC. Then when I log into MSN Messenger, it logs out of Windows Messenger and gives me a message saying I've logged out because I've logged in, in a different location (being MSN Messenger).

    How'd I stop this, so I only use MSN Messenger?

    Cheers,
    Nick

    I had the same problem, i think i clicked on the little arrow down by the symbols and it gave me the option to close it... clicked yes and didnt see it again, now only log in as MSN


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    I had exactly the same problem. One solution is to just uninstall it, but if you do you wont be able to use remote control of people's computers if they request it and other such things. What I do is this.
    Go to:
    C:\Program Files\

    and just cut and paste the folder called 'Messenger'
    into the C:\

    It will ask you if you are sure, just click yes, this will stop it loading it self willy nilly
    then if you ever want to use remote access just cut and paste it back and it will work.

    Also remmeber that if you ever update windows messenger cut and paste the folder back first, otherwise it will give you another copy

    EDIT: Forgot to mention, make sure you use task manager to close the windows messenger process 'msmsgs.exe', before you try and move the folder.
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    you can ALWAYS remotely control a user's machine, either using VNC (www.realvnc.com) or if they're running Xp Pro, 2k Advanced Server, or 2K3 via start -> Communications -> Remote Desktop Connection

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    use a hammer, apply firmly to side of computer unit - if at first nothing happens continue in afformentioned fashion until it does. no more problems


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox
    Call me old fashioned but I actually prefer Windows Messenger to MSN
    Absolutely, much less bloated.
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