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Sunday, May 13, 2007

How Do I Stop Windows Messenger From Auto Starting

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

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