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18-09-2003, 09:14 PM
Hi all. I am using Outlook Express (the one that comes with Windows XP Pro) and when ever I open it (to check my Hotmail account) it opens up Windows Messenger but I use MSN Messenger (version 6.1 beta) and do not want it to open. I went into the options and tell it not to sign me in automatically but there is no option to stop it opening Windows Messenger. How do I stop this inoying problem?

18-09-2003, 09:30 PM
Have a look at this FAQ:

FAQ #46 How do I Removing Windows Messenger in WinXP? (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/thread.jsp?forum=1&thread=21837)

18-09-2003, 09:33 PM
Won't that give me an error when opening Outlook Express???

18-09-2003, 09:43 PM
Now when I go to open Outlook it takes like two minutes to "load" even though the CPU isn't doing anything nor the hard drive.

18-09-2003, 09:46 PM
> Won't that give me an error when opening Outlook
> Express???

I do not think that would happen, because outlook would see that you have MSN & use it.

I might be wrong, try it & see what happens.

Tony S.
20-09-2003, 07:59 AM
This was suggested to me by another brilliant mind from this forum, although it was Win 2000, but it worked for me. Go into explore, programmes, then re-name the MSN folder, then Outlook Express can't find it. Worked a treat for me.