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How To Make "x New Messages" Go Away?


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#1 madman6510

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 04:55 PM

My friend used my computer a few days ago, and must have done something weird, because now at the welcome screen it says that I have "<Insert number here> new messages". How do I get rid of this and make it go away?

Using XP Pro SP2.

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 05:04 PM

WARNING:
This is a registry edit. If you're not comfortable with working in the registry, DO NOT ATTEMPT.
Improper changes to the registry could render your computer inoperable.
Remember to backup the registry before making any changes.
Instructions, on how to do that, can be found here:
How to back up, edit, and restore the registry

This will tell you how to do it:
Overview of the mail notification display on the Windows XP Welcome screen
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P, CPU: Phenom II X4 955 Deneb BE, HS/F: CoolerMaster V8, RAM: 2 x 1G Kingston HyperX DDR2 800, VGA: ECS GeForce Black GTX 560, PSU: Antec TruePower Modular 750W, Soundcard: Asus Xonar D1, Case: CoolerMaster COSMOS 1000, Storage: Internal - 2 x Seagate 250GB SATA, 2 x WD 1TB SATA; External - Seagate 500GB USB, WD 640GB eSATA, 3 x WD 1TB eSATA

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