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Removing Messenger from Startup


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I installed MSN messenger on my new PC. I never use messenger, but I kinda like having it. What I don't want is having to close it every time I start my PC. I have looked all over and don't know how to remove it from my startup. I would like to have it if I want it, but I would like to be able to open it when and if I want it. I don't like the nuisance of having to close the program each startup. Please keep it simple for tech challenged indivdual. Thank You so much.
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Open your messenger, go to menu Tool->Options-> Choose preferences and uncheck the checkbox where it says, "Run this program every time windows starts".

Hope this help,

Regards,

Edited by mirjel, 20 June 2008 - 06:43 PM.

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FIRST WAY: Through MSN.

1. Start MSN Messenger. Go to Tools then to Options.
2. Go to the 'General' tab.
3. Uncheck 'Automatically run Windows Live Messenger when I log on to Windows'.
4. Click Apply.
5. Click OK.


SECOND WAY: Changing Startup Programs.


1. Click Start button and type System Configuration in the search bar.
2. Click System Configuration.
3. Go to the Startup Tab.
4. Uncheck 'Messenger' or 'MSN messenger'. One should have shown up.
5. Click Apply.
6. Click OK.

(Haha! Mirjel beat me to it! :))

Edited by kittiez, 20 June 2008 - 09:39 PM.

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Thank You both very much for your instruction. It is much appreciated.
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