Delete and install Windows Messenger and Live Messenger



Windows Messenger keeps signing on when I open Outlook Express. I have been
told to delete it and then install Live Messenger. I have also heard that if
I delete the Windows Messenger that came with Windows XP, Live Messenger will
not work properly after I install it. How can I do this? Also, how do I know
which version of Live Messenger to install? Thanks.

Jonathan Kay [MVP]

Greetings Elad,

To stop this behavior, close Outlook Express, then download and run the following .reg file:

Then restart Outlook Express and you'll find Messenger will never start again. This registry
entry is different than the checkbox that has already been mentioned as OE can still start
Messenger even with that checkbox disabled.

Jonathan Kay
Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
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