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avextraxjp



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:56 am    Post subject: Win Messenger auto start Reply with quote

I run Windows XP
How do I prevent Windows Messenger from starting up and connecting automatically to my MSN account everytime I run Outlook Express
Thanks.
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terryw



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When signed into MSN go to:
Tools-Options-General and un-select the tick box with "Automatically runs windows messenger..."
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avextraxjp



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could not find a General tap in Windows messenger

and there's no 'Automatically runs windows messenger..."
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Windows Messenger and MSN Messenger are 2 different Microsoft applications for accessing the same service. The former is built in to Windows XP.

Do disable automatic logins for Windows Messenger in XP Pro:
Arrow Click on Start, Control Panel, and then User Accounts
Arrow Click on the Advanced tab at the top, and then click Manage Passwords
Arrow In Stored User Names and Passwords, click Passport.Net\*, and then click Remove
Arrow Click Close, then OK
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Click here for a handy guide to removing Windows Messenger from your PC.
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