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Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

Windows XP, SP2, I.E. & O.E. I have a two small, what looks like green
people in my systems tray with a red X through them. I can make them 'exit'
but I would like to rid myself of the icon permanently. How?
 
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Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

Greetings,

Sounds like Windows Messenger running. To do so, open it up (click Start, then Run, type
"msmsgs" and click OK), click Tools, Options, Preferences tab and uncheck 'Run this Program
when Windows starts' or 'Run Windows Messenger when Windows starts' (depending on version) as
well as 'Allow this program to run in the background' or 'Allow Windows Messenger to run in
the background' (depending on version).

Also, it will by default start with Outlook Express. You can stop this behavior by closing
Outlook Express, then downloading and running the following .reg file:
http://messenger.jonathankay.com/downloads/stopmessenger_oe.reg
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"inez" <inez@DoNotCall.com> wrote in message news:%23R$gG2bsFHA.304@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> Windows XP, SP2, I.E. & O.E. I have a two small, what looks like green people in my
> systems tray with a red X through them. I can make them 'exit' but I would like to rid
> myself of the icon permanently. How?
>