Windows Messenger

  phil.smith 08:45 16 Dec 2003
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When I go on the Internet I get a message telling me I have to download the updated version of WM in order to continue.
I do not use WM so do not want to download it - how do I stop this please?

  MichelleC 09:11 16 Dec 2003

Disabling WM:

Windows XP
1. Click on the Start button and open the control panel.
2. Open the Performance and Maintenance control panel and go to Administrative Tools.
3. Now double-click on Services, then scroll to Messenger.
4. Double-click Messenger and click Stop to stop the service.
5. Change the startup type to Disable and click Apply at the bottom.
6. Click OK to exit window.


Windows 2000
1. Click on the Start button -> Settings -> Control Panel.
2. Double click on Administrative Tools.
3. Now double-click on Services, then scroll to Messenger.
4. Double-click Messenger and click Stop to stop the service.
5. Change the startup type to Disable and click Apply at the bottom.
6. Click OK to exit window.

  phil.smith 10:07 16 Dec 2003

Michelle - Thanks for that I'll do just that tonight -= merry Christmas

  phil.smith 12:35 16 Dec 2003

Michelle

I went to the control panel etc as you suggested but the messenger there says that it is not related to windows messenger and turning it off could have serious consequences!
Any thoughts please?

  johnnyrocker 12:37 16 Dec 2003

try downloading it and then deleting in add/remove programs?


johnny.

  MAJ 12:42 16 Dec 2003

Or turn off Automatic Update.

  beeuuem 12:45 16 Dec 2003

If you do not want Windows Messenger at all:-

To remove Windows Messenger
Copy and paste the following into the ‘Open’ window in 'Start' >‘Run’ and click ‘OK’


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

From click here

  phil.smith 14:05 16 Dec 2003

Many thanks all for your contributions

Merry Christmas

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