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Windows 7: Windows Live Messenger starts everytime I log in to WL.

18 May 2009   #11

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

Pretty sure there's an option inside the live to start messenger when you log into website.

I think it's in the privacy section.


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18 May 2009   #12

Windows 7 RC Ultimate Build 7100 X64
 
 

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What web browser to you use?

Seith
Just IE 8 for Windows 7.
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18 May 2009   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Change the compatibility mode to Vista for messenger and that should stop it for you, others have had the same problem and that way your messenger will be minimized to the system tray.
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18 May 2009   #14

Windows 7 RC Ultimate Build 7100 X64
 
 

Thank you, Mr. Grim! Problem solved!

Why didn't I think of that???!!!
Just changed the compatibility to Windows Vista (without SP's) and it worked.
I did had to click "Apply" otherwise he wouldn't remember my settings!

Thanks again!

Greetz
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18 May 2009   #15

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

Found the option, it's under Security, last one.


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19 May 2009   #16

W7 Build 7127 x64
 
 

WLM has the option of turning off the auto start in its own options. open WLM and then find the preferences and just uncheck START WLM WHEN WINDOWS STARTS
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19 May 2009   #17

 

Please read the question carefully before responding - and read the rest of the posts as well.

2 other people already suggested this, and this is not the issue the OP is having - it is not the "starting with Windows" that is an issue - it is the fact that the WLM window pops up whenever he visits a site that has a Windows Live logon scheme and tries to log into the site.

This could be 2 minutes after he has booted the machine - or 2 days.
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05 Mar 2010   #18

Windows 7
 
 
Copernicus solved the problem!

That's exactly the one! I too had the same problem of Live Messenger popping up for no obvious reasons from time to time. It does not require you to log in to any of the Live related pages. Just visiting them is enough for Live Messenger to start up. Honestly, I had no idea that such a feature had been added. And now that I know, I can turn it off. It is quite an annoyance. This is a much softer approach to solving the problem than editing the registry or startup scripts or running in compatibility mode.

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Found the option, it's under Security, last one.
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