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Windows 7: Booting off Windows Live Meesenger

05 Feb 2011   #1

windows 7 home premium, 64 bit
Booting off Windows Live Meesenger

How do I get that pesky Windows Live Messenger to get off my PC? It is the first thing that comes up when I boot...I don't IM, and would love this annoying program to just go away!
Thanks in advance,

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05 Feb 2011   #2

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1

Try this:
Click on the drop-down arrow next to the question mark image.
Click "Show the menu bar"
Go to Tools -> Options -> Sign In -> uncheck "Automatically run ......."
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05 Feb 2011   #3
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

There's a couple of ways of stopping it


open live messenger...go to the tools tab, click it, and go down to
"options", and when it opens select the "general tab", then "uncheck" where
it says " automatically run windows live messenger when i log onto windows.
click apply, then ok.


completely uninstall it
goto "Control Panel" "programs and features" you should see a listing for "Windows Live Essentials"

click uninstall and follow the wizard prompts
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05 Feb 2011   #4

windows 7 home premium, 64 bit

To the both of you, Thank you very much. I'm going to get rid of it right now.
Anak, I'm rooting for GreenBay too! Go Packers!
PooMan, thanks too for complete 'kick-off' (pun intended) of program, I will never use it
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05 Feb 2011   #5


Before you fully delete Messenger Exotic, remember that Messenger also notifies you when you receive emails --- that's a really nice feature to keep. So, you might want to take PooManUK's and Anak's suggestions of disabling it at Startup, but not deleting it. If you go into Tools, then Options you might be able to customize it so that it only performs the functions YOU want the way YOU want them to be performed.
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05 Feb 2011   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1

Your welcome! Glad that I was able to help.

The way I posted allows a user a way to shut it off if the user does not have a way to log-in, and does not want to sign-up.

PooMan's tips are also valid.

I'm rooting for GreenBay too! Go Packers!
I am torn between the Pack, and Steelers.

I grew up with the Packers since the Lombardi days back in the early to mid 60's, and being from Pennsylvania I like the Steelers much more than the Eagles or the Ravens.

My avatar is a pix of the official Packers team jacket my DW bought me for Christmas 30years ago.

!!! GO PACKERS !!!
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