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Disable Windows Messenger

Posted On 2007-08-02 by FortyPoundHead
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If you`re running XP Pro, you can use GPEDIT.MSC to prevent Messenger from loading. Otherwise, even disabling it in startup won`t cause it to "always" not run. Outlook, Outlook Express and some Microsoft Web pages can still make it load.

Click Start | Run and enter GPEDIT.MSC

For "per machine" restriction, go to Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, Windows Messenger

For "per user" restriction, go to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, Windows Messenger

You can now modify whether it starts initially and/or whether its to run at all.



Note: Outlook and Outlook Express will take longer to open, unless you turn off Messenger Support. In Outlook Express its in Tools | Options | General tab. In Outlook its in Tools | Options | Other.


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