Disable Windows Live Messenger

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jkent0858

I have Windows Vista 64bit and would like to know how to disable the Windows
Live Messenger from opening everytime my computer boots up. I don't want it
running in the background either.
 

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Chase

americano
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Type msconfig into your search bar. Click the "Startup" tab, and uncheck Windows Live Messenger.
 

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patndoris

From the Messenger menu go to Tools / Options / Sign In and make sure
"Automatically Run Windows Live Messenger when I log on Windows" is
unchecked. It should not show up in your system tray at all until you launch
from the icon.

"jkent0858" wrote:

> I have Windows Vista 64bit and would like to know how to disable the Windows
> Live Messenger from opening everytime my computer boots up. I don't want it
> running in the background either.
 

My Computer

P

patndoris

On the Messenger main menu go to Tools / Options / Sign In and uncheck the
box for "Automatically run Windows Live Messenger when I log on Windows".

"jkent0858" wrote:

> I have Windows Vista 64bit and would like to know how to disable the Windows
> Live Messenger from opening everytime my computer boots up. I don't want it
> running in the background either.
 

My Computer

J

Jonathan Kay [MVP]

Hi,

You can't use msconfig to turn off Messenger in this way I'm afraid.

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Jonathan Kay
Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
(c) 2009 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
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"Americano" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>
> Type -msconfig- into your search bar. Click the "Startup" tab, and
> uncheck Windows Live Messenger.
>
>
> --
> Americano
>
> *Insanity = Trying the same thing over, and expecting a different
> result.*
> http://www.sigbars.co.uk/userbars/Hardware/2657.png
 

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Chase

americano
Vista Guru
Gold Member
Jonathan Kay [MVP];1150397 said:
Hi,

You can't use msconfig to turn off Messenger in this way I'm afraid.

--
Jonathan Kay
Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
MessengerGeek Blog: Jonathan Kay, MessengerGeek - Windows Live
Messenger Resources: MSN/Windows Messenger Resources
(c) 2009 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
--


"Americano" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]

>
> Type -msconfig- into your search bar. Click the "Startup" tab, and
> uncheck Windows Live Messenger.
>
>
> --
> Americano
>
> *Insanity = Trying the same thing over, and expecting a different
> result.*
> http://www.sigbars.co.uk/userbars/Hardware/2657.png
:eek:

Whoops.
 

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    Some Amount of Motherness
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    6.O GB RAM
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    EVGA nVIDIA GeForce GT 240 512MB DDR5
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    Some Amount of Soundness
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    Two Monitors: HP w1907 & Acer P191w
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    1440x900 & 1440x900
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patndoris

I was made aware that there are a number of the Live online services such as
Hotmail, Spaces, Profile, etc. that will indeed cause the icon to appear in
the system tray even when Windows Live Messenger is not set to start with
Windows. The icon will show with the red X on it to show that Messenger is
not running, but the icon will be there.

Sorry for any confusion. Since I don't use Hotmail and rarely access Spaces
or my Profile I wasn't actually aware they would cause the icon to appear
anyway.

"patndoris" wrote:

> From the Messenger menu go to Tools / Options / Sign In and make sure
> "Automatically Run Windows Live Messenger when I log on Windows" is
> unchecked. It should not show up in your system tray at all until you launch
> from the icon.
>
> "jkent0858" wrote:
>

> > I have Windows Vista 64bit and would like to know how to disable the Windows
> > Live Messenger from opening everytime my computer boots up. I don't want it
> > running in the background either.
 

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kiki

"jkent0858" wrote:

> I have Windows Vista 64bit and would like to know how to disable the Windows
> Live Messenger from opening everytime my computer boots up. I don't want it
> running in the background either.
 

My Computer

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