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Windows Messenger is the devil itself.

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#1 computergeek522


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Posted 18 April 2005 - 02:19 AM

Okay. I disabled Windows Messenger through the Control Panel, but I still have the icon in my system tray. I want it gone (just because I hate the bloody program SO MUCH that I can't even stand to have to look at the icon). But every time I try to get rid of the icon, I get an error message saying that other applications using Windows Messenger need to be closed first.

Only problem is, I haven't got any of those programs open.

Gah. Any ideas on how I can rid my system tray of that little blue freak?

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Posted 18 April 2005 - 02:34 AM

Click Start, then Run. Copy/Paste the following then click OK

RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection%windir%\inf\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove

Then Reboot and Messenger will be gone
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#3 KoanYorel


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Posted 18 April 2005 - 02:35 AM

Ignore this post.
Windowsxp550 has provided the solution.....already


Edited by KoanYorel, 18 April 2005 - 02:38 AM.

The only easy day was yesterday.

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