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Windows 7: windows live Messenger

02 Jan 2010   #1

windows 7 home pre 64 bit
 
 
windows live Messenger

How do I stop messenger from opening everytime windows starts ??? I have tried disabling (un ticking) it in msconfig but it just keeps enables itself (putting the tick back) ????

thanks
Ballie's son age-13

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02 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello, Welcome!

Feel free to get your own account, we will not bite you.

There is a setting in Messenger that enables/disables auto-start.

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Hope this helps,
~Jonathan


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02 Jan 2010   #3
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

For running at startup but not opening the window:
1. Sign in to messenger.
2. Next to the search bar near the top of the window, click on the 'Show menu' icon.
3. Tools.
4. Options.
5. Left hand pane, Sign In.
6.Second option down, untick.
Don't run Messenger at startup
1. Follow all steps above apart from 6.
2. Untick the second option, then the first.


Hope this helps, Dom.
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02 Jan 2010   #4
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Woops, Jon was there first
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02 Jan 2010   #5

windows 7 home pre 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Hello, Welcome!

Feel free to get your own account, we will not bite you.

There is a setting in Messenger that enables/disables auto-start.

Attachment 45240

Hope this helps,
~Jonathan
thanks for all your help guys
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03 Jan 2010   #6
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ballie View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Hello, Welcome!

Feel free to get your own account, we will not bite you.

There is a setting in Messenger that enables/disables auto-start.

Attachment 45240

Hope this helps,
~Jonathan
thanks for all your help guys
We are here to help
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03 Jan 2010   #7

Windows-7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Clearly, I'm missing something.

So, I gotta go APPLY for an ID for some crazy thing, so that I can sign in once,
just so I can then disable it (and then never use it again)?

No, I'm just trying to DISABLE itl. I shouldn't have to USE it first to be able to disable it.

[Sounds pretty goofy to me.]

???
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03 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

You can uninstall Windows Live Essentials if you don't use it. Alternatively, you can just uninstall Messenger.

Sorry, I assumed you used Messenger.
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04 Jan 2010   #9
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Yes, as Jonathan said, if you don't want to use it, you don't have to use it. Just uninstall the Live Essentials, as Jon said.
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17 Jan 2010   #10

win7 Starter x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
You can uninstall Windows Live Essentials if you don't use it. Alternatively, you can just uninstall Messenger.

Sorry, I assumed you used Messenger.
I see where I can uninstall Windows Live Essentials in the control panel "Programs and Features" but I am hesitant to go on from there because I use some of the Windows Live mail features. If I click on Uninstall will I have a choice of what I uninstall or will it uninstall all of Windows Live Components?

I have Windows 7 on a new computer and Windows Live Messenger bugs me all the time. It starts automatically if I go to the hotmail page or the Windows Live Mail page and then it places Windows Messenger in my startup items. I disable it using msconfig and it stays disabled unless I go to the Windows live Mail or Hotmail page. Reason enough to stay away from those pages. Or better yet if I use my Mac to go to Hotmail or Windows Live Mail I don't get invaded with Messenger.
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