How Do I Stop Windows Messenger From Auto Starting
To prevent Windows Messenger from auto starting you need to enter the registry and make a few alterations. Making mistakes in the registry can cause problems, therefore, be sure to backup your registry before attempting to make any alterations.
1/ Click the Start button
2/ Next click Run
3/ In the Run dialog box type: regedit
4/ The registry editor window will open
5/ Click on the plus sign to the left of HKEY_CURRENT_USER to expand the selection
6/ From the drop down list click on the plus sign to expand the following folders Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
7/ At this point, if you look at the right of the screen, you will see a list of items.
8/ Right click on the MSMSGS Option and from the drop down list that appears select Delete
9/ Finally Close the registry editor