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Uninstall MS Messenger
Click Start \ Run Then type the following:
RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove
• Press ENTER
Keep Messenger from loading with Outlook & Hotmail
There are 2 known issues when you remove Windows Messenger. The first is when you load Outlook Express and use the Contacts pane. This causes OE to try to load Messenger, it can't and this causes a long delay. The Registry entry that corrects this is:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express\Hide Messenger
A DWord value of 2 prevents OE from trying to load it.
The second is that Hotmail's web site will load extremely slowly if Messenger is removed. It’s the same type of hang that OE experiences.
The fix is to rename (leave the field blank)
This removes the reference to the object that Hotmail tries to load, it fails, but it doesn't hang.
The removal of Messenger using the option in XP Add and Remove Window Components, just removes it from the Start-Program List. However, if you edit the sysoc.inf file, and remove the word 'hide' from the msmsgs entry you can then use Add and Remove Window Components to disable Messenger completely. Then it is easy enough to activate it again should you wish.
1) Unhide all files
2)search for "sysoc.inf"
3) Open with Notepad
4) remove the word"hide" from messenger file and any other file you like, but leave the "commas" alone.
5) Go to "Add/remove" and delete the Messenger entry that now shows.
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