What do you do in registry to make OE stop loading MSN Messenger?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Punkrulz, Sep 21, 2002.

  1. Punkrulz

    Punkrulz Somewhat eXPerienced

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    I've done a search on the boards several times, and I have not come across anything. Where in the registry do you change the (two I believe) lines so that Outlook Express won't load MSN?
     
  2. XP Abuser

    XP Abuser Guest

    you can do it inside oe by going to tools options and general then uncheck automatically log on to msn messenger or ive got the wrong end of the question?
     
  3. PseudoKiller

    PseudoKiller Zug Zug

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    Hmmm OE is integrated with MSN Messenger the regedit i use was this


    Registry Settings
    System Key:[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Outlook Express]

    Value Name: Hide Messenger

    Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)

    Value Data: (2 = remove messenger)
     
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Rename this folder C:\Program Files\Messenger to MessengerOff. Does it for me. You won't be using it though. :( 0r :)
     
  5. rettahc

    rettahc Guest

    Or you could just rename the messenger's directory.
     
  6. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    After more than five hours I beat ya by seconds. :D
     
  7. zalood

    zalood OSNN Addict

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    You might have other problem when deleting messenger . .
    It will takes ages to load OE . .
    Suggest you download X-teq System X-setup to avoid this.
     
  8. Punkrulz

    Punkrulz Somewhat eXPerienced

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    Yes, thats the part I am wanting to know:

    When you rename the folder to "MessengerOFF", it does happen to have an extremely long opening time for Outlook Express. Where in the registry do you change that? And what are those tools you are talking about, where do you get them?
     
  9. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Doesn't affect my OE at all. That's why I suggest doing that. Ah well trial & error...............
     
  10. zalood

    zalood OSNN Addict

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  11. Kr0m

    Kr0m Moderator

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    Another quick fix is to disable Contacts in the OE View then Layout options.