shuting MSN Messenger

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Dreamss, Mar 4, 2002.

  1. Dreamss

    Dreamss OSNN Addict

    I have been trying to shut down the messenger service for a while now. I took it out of the start menu and still it returns. I dont remember where but i believe I even took it out of msconfig somewhere, but still it returns
  2. Tope

    Tope Guest

    In msconfig untick it on the startup tab and on the services tab. If you don't use it or want to use it, uninstall it.
  3. Tope

    Tope Guest


    I should have said how to uninstall Messenger, shouldn't I?

    Go to Drive root/Windows/INF and locate the file SYSOC.INF. Double click the file to open it in Notepad. In the "Components" section, you will see:


    Remove the "hide" part so that it looks like:


    Save the changes and exit. Take a backup of the original SYSOC.INF, just in case.

    Now go to Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel, click, Add/Remove Windows Components, when the list is populated, scroll down and untick "Windows Messenger".
  4. Dreamss

    Dreamss OSNN Addict

    Thanks Tope, I went ahead and uninstalled it. You not only helped me but another( a friend of mine ) with the same problem.
  5. Tope

    Tope Guest

    Glad to help, Dreamss. Two happy punters at once. ;) :D
  6. motordude

    motordude Guest

    You could also "disallow" it to run on your machine by using the group policy editor. Go to start-run then gpedit.msc . You will find all kinds of cool things to play with in there. But when disabled it will not start at all. I didnt want to unistall it because it is the fastest way to use the PC to PC feature, which is cool if your always helping family or friends.