How to stop windows messenger from starting up?

  SpyMan²°°­­³ {:o)){--< 00:33 20 Aug 2003

Everytime i open outlook express, windows messenger opens up too which is rather annoying as i use and prefer msn messenger.

I have tried looking in the messenger options but there appears to be nothing and in the outlook express option there is only an option to stop it from logging on....i just don't want it to open full stop.



  leo49 00:37 20 Aug 2003

Disable it in Component services accessed via Admin Tools.[If it's alrady running,stop it before clicking Disable].


  SpyMan²°°­­³ {:o)){--< 00:42 20 Aug 2003

How do i do that, i have had a look but can't find anything there.

  leo49 00:45 20 Aug 2003

Expand Local Services

  SpyMan²°°­­³ {:o)){--< 00:48 20 Aug 2003


i still have nothing regarding windows messenger...only the messenger service which is unrelated

  Ironman556 00:51 20 Aug 2003

Have you tried going to add/remove Windows components and removing Windows Messenger? I've got ris of Win Messenger and left MSN Messenger installed, I've got rid of it from Outlook to but I cannot find how!

  leo49 00:52 20 Aug 2003

click here

Better? and follow link for script.


  whybe 00:54 20 Aug 2003

Try clicking on the icon in the system tray. Then Tools, Options, Preferences Tab. Deselect Start with Windows and Run in the background. My WM shutdown and I had to restart through All Programs.

  leo49 00:54 20 Aug 2003

I've got rid of both and mixed them up, I'm afraid. Sorry.

  SpyMan²°°­­³ {:o)){--< 01:01 20 Aug 2003

i have uninstalled windows messenger but it still opens with outlook express.

leo that fix is for XP Pro but i have the home edition


  leo49 01:07 20 Aug 2003

Sorry assumed you'd have the Pro. In OE\Tools\Options General Tab uncheck "Auto logon to Windows Messenger".

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