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* HELP PLEASE* Disable MSN Messenger


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cyberdyne

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As a matter of urgency.......
(thank you)


I am aware of the following for disabling the Windows Messenger, but want to know if the same is possible with MSN Messenger.
Disable Messenger

I need to disable - just for a period of time - MSN Messenger, but not actually remove it.
Is this possible please?

(a/ i have tried renaming the .exe but it just attempts to reinstall itelf, thus recreating the .exe
b/ just removing the shortcuts to the program alone is not enough)

Thank you in advance.


EDIT:
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I just renamed 'msnmsgr.exe' -> 'msnmsgr.exe.bak' and created a text file with the name 'msnmsgr.exe'
When i try to run it i get a "not valid win32" error message.

This seems to work fine but is messy - any ideas?

Thanks

Edited by cyberdyne, 21 March 2006 - 04:52 PM.

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Click start then run, type msconfig then press enter, click start up and remove the tick for MSN Messenger, click apply and reboot, tick do not start the configuration utility when it gets to the desktop
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cyberdyne

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er, isnt that to stop it auto running?

noproblem, thanks anyway :tazz:
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Besides having it not running, what else did you need
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No worries.
Thanks anyway.
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