Prevent Windows Messenger from automatically running

xp_messenger_autorun.vbs - Prevent Windows Messenger from automatically running
© Doug Knox - rev 03/01/2002

This script works in XP Pro or Home.

Usage: Download xp_messenger_autorun.vbs and save this file to your hard drive. Navigate to where you saved it and double click the file. A confirmation dialog will appear and remind you to log off/back on or restart your computer.  This script can be viewed in Notepad or any text editor, as to the specific Registry key and value that are updated.

This version eliminates the startup delay in Outlook Express when the Contacts Pane is used.

Should you decide to undo this "fix", an undo script is available here. Follow the directions, as above.

This page last updated 06/03/2011 06:11
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