windows mess, MSN mess and outlook express

Discussion in 'Windows MSN Messenger' started by Iceman, Oct 26, 2003.

  1. Iceman

    Iceman Guest

    hi guys

    I just installed win xp pro and installed MSN mess 6.1.
    I did an add remove programs for windows mess and it says
    its gone. but it still loads when I open outlook express,
    hence my msn messenger doesnt get used for my online
    I wanna try to remove the windows mess and just use
    msnmsgr. I want outlook express to show my online
    contacts from msnmsgr.

    any ideas?
    thnx guys

    Iceman, Oct 26, 2003
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  2. Iceman

    Slugbait Guest

    All you did in Add/Remove was to remove the shortcut for Windows Messenger from the Start menu. It was not uninstalled, nor should you uninstall it if you want to use some of the advanced features of MSN Messenger.

    Outlook Express on XP was specifically designed to integrate with Windows Messenger. Sorry, you cannot change this.
    Slugbait, Oct 26, 2003
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  3. Greetings Ice,

    As slugbait has indicated, you cannot force MSN Messenger 6 to show your contacts in Outlook
    Express under Windows XP. However you can stop Outlook Express from loading Windows
    Messenger. To do so, close Outlook Express, then download and run this .reg file:
    Jonathan Kay [MVP], Oct 27, 2003
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