How do I stop MSN Messenger from loading when Windows startup?

Discussion in 'Windows MSN Messenger' started by Mark Stevens, Jul 23, 2003.

  1. Mark Stevens

    Mark Stevens Guest

    The latest MSN Messenger upgrade now causes it to load &
    run whenever Windows starts up. I would like to remove it
    from loading on startup. NOTE: There is no shortcut to MSN
    Messenger in any Startup folder. That would be easy to
    remove. MSN Messenger was added to the taskbar during
    installation, but doesn't show up in any Startup folder.

    Mark Stevens, Jul 23, 2003
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  2. Mark Stevens

    Debi Guest

    Open msn messenger, under tools, under options, under
    general, uncheck the first box. That should fix it.
    Debi, Jul 23, 2003
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  3. Mark Stevens

    Lawrence Guest

    Are you kidding?

    In MSN Messenger, go to Tools, then Options, and click on the General tab.
    At the top of the list, uncheck "Automatically Run Messenger when Windows

    Cruise through the other options to check other settings.... it'll reduce
    the need to post questions you can answer easily yourself...

    Lawrence, Jul 23, 2003
  4. Mark Stevens

    Lawrence Guest

    My pleasure... sorry for being a lecturer... honestly.

    I am constantly amazed at just how helpful the Help files are in Win XP... I
    keep asking myself... "Is this *really* a Microsoft product?" I am still
    getting used to it.... that part of all of their software has become much
    more robust.


    Surf happy,
    -Lawrence in Seattle
    Lawrence, Jul 25, 2003
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