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Windows 7: Popup programs

22 May 2010   #1
Grogner7

Windows 7
 
 
Popup programs

When ever I turn on my laptop and log in, MSN/Windows Live Messenger pops up and I just can't seem to get rid of it. Yes, I have checked the startup folder in control panel or where ever, but it won't go away. Can anyone help me to get rid of it?


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22 May 2010   #2
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Hi Grogner7

Beside the picture placeholder, in Windows Messenger, is a question mark that can be used to open a drop-down menu.
  1. Scroll to the bottom to "Show the Menu Bar" and enable it - a tick symbol will appear beside the selected item
  2. Your menus will appear at the top of the window
  3. Go to Tools>Options>Under the Sign In Pane >General
  4. Untick "Automatically run Windows Live Messenger when I log into Windows
  5. If you ever need to re-enable it, just type messenger in the search pane under the start orb
Hope this helps and regards
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22 May 2010   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

If you type msconfig, in search, then right click on it, then run as administrator. Is it checked as a starup item? If it is uncheck it.


Msconfig>right click run as administrator (do not hit enter).
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22 May 2010   #4
Grogner7

Windows 7
 
 

Thankyou thankyou thankyou thankyou!!! I had microsoft groove popup when i started my computer, but i got rid of it in control panel. Thankyou! now i don't have to close msn every time i log on to my computer!!!
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22 May 2010   #5
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

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22 May 2010   #6
Grogner7

Windows 7
 
 

k thanks maybe i should use the search bar before posting a thread
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22 May 2010   #7
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Grogner7 View Post
k thanks maybe i should use the search bar before posting a thread
Not a problem; the search facility is in no way full-proof anyhow.
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22 May 2010   #8
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Here is the screenshot just in case it did not appear:
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