Prevent Messenger from starting with Outlook Express
© Doug Knox - 03/05/2002

This VB Script will prevent Outlook Express from loading Windows Messenger

To use: Download the xp_hide_messenger.vbs file and save it to your hard drive (you may want to right click and use Save Target As). Double-click the xp_hide_messenger.vbs file.  You will be prompted when the script is done.  This script can be viewed in Notepad or any text editor, as to the specific Registry key and value that are updated.

NOTE: This script does not disable Windows Messenger. It is still usable. It just won't start automatically when Outlook Express is loaded.

To undo this restriction, download the "undo" script here.

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