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    kill MSMSGS (6 (XP))

    I'm running XP Pro and the version if IE that came with it. As noted back in December of 2001, it invokes MSMSGS everytime I hit Hotmail. As was also pointed out in December, Hotmail is my spamtrap of choice for my online e-mail address. I have both disabled it and deleted MSMSGS from my HKCU Run section of my registry, and hotmail re-installs it. Has anyone found a way to kill the durn thing? Thanx, CJon

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    Re: kill MSMSGS (6 (XP))

    Hi cjon--
    There are several ways:

    1) Disabling the auto connect in MSN Messenger
    2) To turn it off when you open OL or OLE:
    Both MSN Messenger and Windows XP's Windows Messenger (which is enabled by default) set themselves up to launch automatically whenever you open Outlook or Outlook Express. >>TIP If that's too automatic for you, turn these instant messaging programs off. In Outlook 2002, choose Tools, Options, Other and then uncheck Enable Instant Messaging in Microsoft Outlook. Click OK. In Outlook Express for Windows 98 and Me, select Tools, Options, General and uncheck Automatically log on to MSN Messenger Service. In Outlook Express for Windows XP, click Tools, Options, General and uncheck Automatically log on to Windows Messenger. Windows 2000 lacks MSN Messenger.

    3) Kelly has these tips . You can always download Messenger--Redmond has ways for you to get messenger easily by going to their site if you want it back.
    Windows Messenger in XP

    4) You can put in the "run box": gpedit.msc and then in the group policy editor go User Configuration/Open Administrative Templates in the tree/Click on Windows Components/Double Click Windows Messenger in the Right Pane/Click Do Not Allow Windows Messenger to be run/Click Properties/Put Enable Do Not Allow Messenger to be Run or you can click on Do Not Allow Windows Messenger to Start Initially. I don't recommend using this option, but I wanted you to see all the options at GPE if you h aven't. They are reversible, and easy to use and well explained and don't involve your bothering with the registry. This tip will slow up hotmail and freeze it--I've tried it 20 or more times.
    4)This worked easily for me: Doug Knox's Tip on Removing Windows MSN Messenger.
    <font color=blue> 1) Bring up the run box by hitting the Windows key + "r" or going through the start menu--the first is faster.
    2) Type in the run box: RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%infmsmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove
    3) Then put "regedit" in the run box.
    4) Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftOutlook Express
    5) Right click in the right pane and select New, Dword value. Give it the name Hide Messenger Double click this new entry and set the value to 2.
    </font color=blue>
    See Doug's tip for reference. It works well. I did it. You can always get messenger from Microsoft's messenger site in a NY heartbeat. MSN Messenger for Windows Download Notice they don't give you a convenient way to stop or delete or remove messenger do they? I call that "Redmond's One Way Road Ahead" also Download Windows Messenger Update for XP whenever you want.

    Good luck,

    defrag

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    Re: kill MSMSGS (6 (XP))

    A tip that I read once said to completely halt the messenger in its tracks, simply rename the folder. For our new XP-Home laptop I renamed C:Program FilesMessenger to C:Program FilesNo_Messenger and we havn't seen it since. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: kill MSMSGS (6 (XP))

    GPEDIT.MSC is not available for XP Home systems running FAT32 <IMG SRC=http://www.krymow.com/images/icon_pointr.gif> is this correct?

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    Re: kill MSMSGS (6 (XP))

    Bruce, take a look at this: http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase...p_home_pro.asp. It explains the differences between XPH & XPP.

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    Re: kill MSMSGS (6 (XP))

    Bruce--
    gpedit.msc and Group Policy Editor and the MMC snap-ins aren't available for Home Periodrunning Fat 32 or NTFS. This excerpt is from Paul Thurrott's site Joe referred you to:
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    <font color=blue>Group Policy - Since Home Edition cannot be used to logon to an Active Directory domain, Group Policy--whereby applications, network resources, and operating systems are administered for domain users--is not supported either.</font color=blue>
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The MMC, Group Policy Editor, and learning to use the snap-ins are extremely useful, and knowing the way you like to tweak and modify, I don't see how you can live without them. You should upgrade your Home to Pro for this reason alone whether you want the networking, security or other features or not.

    Also, see XP Home v. Pro and
    Windows XP Pro Features.

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    Re: kill MSMSGS (6 (XP))

    I have Pro on my unit. I was pointing out the lack of the GPEDIT feature for XP Home users who may be following this thread and perhaps attempting to utilize this method to kill WIM.

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