VISTA - how to stop messenger auto loading at startup

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Billericay Pete, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. I have unticked just about everything to stop messenger loading at startup,
    but it still does!
    Please help

    Billericay Pete, Feb 24, 2008
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  2. Which version of Vista are you running? If you have Ultimate, Business or
    Enterprise have you tried group policy to disable the feature? This is no
    good if you are running Vista Home or premium because group policy is not
    included in these two versions.

    If you have Ultimate etc proceed as follows:

    1/ Click Start button
    2/ In search box type 'gpedit.msc' (without the quotes) and press Enter
    3/ Click OK on the UAC box that appears next and then Group Policy will open
    4/ In the Group Policy window, Click the > next to Administrative Templates
    in the User Configuration section
    5/ Scroll down the list until you come to Windows components. Again click on
    the > next to this option
    6/ Scroll down the windows components section until you come to Windows
    7/ Click on Windows messenger and you should see two options in the right
    hand pane:

    a) Do not automatically start windows messenger initially
    b) Do not allow windows messenger to be run

    8/ Chose which option you want and then click on it
    9/ In the left hand pane you will see a link marked Properties, click on
    this to open the command properties
    10/ Set the option as Disabled

    John Barnett MVP
    Associate Expert
    Windows Desktop Experience


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  3. Billericay Pete

    Gordon Guest

    None of WHAT?

    Who are you talking to and about what?

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    Thank you.
    Gordon, Sep 22, 2009
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