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Thread: stop messenger from running
01-03-05, 08:33 AM #1
stop messenger from running
Is there any switch to stop messenger from running when I open my hotmail account?
01-03-05, 09:02 AM #2
Open Messenger | Tools | Options | "Preferences" tab | Uncheck "Allow Windows Messenger to run in the backround", and "Run Windows Messenger when Windows starts".
01-03-05, 09:19 AM #3
The version of mine is 6.2. I can't find "allow windows messenger to run in the background".
Is there any hidden switch that anybody knows to disallow it from running in the backgrd? I've found the binary value: DSBkgndMode. Will that do it? thanks
Last edited by o770; 01-03-05 at 09:28 AM.
01-03-05, 09:34 AM #4
01-03-05, 09:35 AM #5
I always use this guys VB script to remove Windows Messenger. I hate that program and the fact MS tries to shove it down your throat makes me want it gone even more. It also has manual insturctions to remove it.
Last edited by JeffP; 01-03-05 at 09:41 AM.
01-03-05, 09:39 AM #6
Originally Posted by o770
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01-03-05, 09:42 AM #7
redduc900, It runs automatically everytime I log in to my webmail (hotmail account).
I can't remove the application as I'm in a shared environment
01-03-05, 09:45 AM #8
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Don't remove the application then. You can completely disable it so it never runs from the options.
Can you install new programs on your PC?
01-03-05, 09:54 AM #9Originally Posted by o770
01-03-05, 10:08 AM #10Originally Posted by Silmatharien
01-03-05, 10:20 AM #11Originally Posted by JeffP
open that and remove the ,Hide from anything - it will then show up in add/remove programs and you can uninstall it
that is if you were able to do that,
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01-03-05, 10:51 AM #12Originally Posted by JeffPGot that Gibson Les Paul ('92 Studio), still listening to a lot of Led Zeppelin. =P
01-03-05, 03:02 PM #13
disabling it by the options sounds all well and good, but when i did that on my slightly older 1.8ghz 256mb rambus ram setup msmsg.exe would still show up on my list of services* (i can't remember exact and i am at school) but it would regularly start going balls to the wall eating up my ram and cpu cycles.
So i tried to bring it up and fix it but i never really got it fixed well before the hdd went kaput
01-03-05, 04:21 PM #14