[mswindowsxp] Re: Windows Messenger UPDATE Causes a 2nd Occurrance of Messenger

  • From: "Paul Lindberg" <phlindberg@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <mswindowsxp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 30 Nov 2002 15:36:58 -0800


Thanks for your replys and the Good Info...

-----Original Message-----
From: mswindowsxp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:mswindowsxp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of foofaraw in the
middle
Sent: Saturday, November 30, 2002 10:48 AM
To: mswindowsxp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [mswindowsxp] Re: Windows Messenger UPDATE Causes a 2nd
Occurrance of Messenger



This is what the Death Star (M$) has to say about this at this
website:http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;330117
How to Run Only One or Both Messenger Programs
The following methods describe different configuration options for
running only one or both Messenger programs.


Method 1: You Want to Use Only Windows Messenger
If you want to use only Windows Messenger, remove MSN Messenger 5.0. To
remove MSN Messenger 5.0: 

   In Control Panel, open Add or Remove Programs. 
   In the list of currently installed programs, click MSN Messenger 5.0,
and then click Remove. 
   Click Yes when you are prompted to confirm the removal. Method 2: You
Want to Use MSN Messenger 5.0 and Windows Messenger If you want to use
both MSN Messenger 5.0 and Windows Messenger, configure each Messenger
program with the appropriate options. For example, if you want to use
MSN Messenger 5.0 as your primary instant messaging program but also use
Windows Messenger for those services and programs that require it (for
example, Communications Service, Microsoft Exchange Instant Messaging,
Outlook, Outlook Express, or Remote Assistance), you can stop Windows
Messenger from starting automatically when Windows starts. After you do
so, you can start Windows Messenger from the Start menu to connect to a
Communications Service or Exchange Instant Messaging, or to sign in to
the .NET Messenger Service with a different .NET Passport account. To
stop Windows Messenger from starting automatically when Windows starts: 

   In the notification area, right-click Windows Messenger, and then
click Open. 
   On the Tools menu, click Options. 
   Click the Preferences tab. 
   Click to clear the Run this program when Windows starts check box,
and then click OK.

NOTE: If you want to permit other programs (for example, Outlook or
Outlook Express) to run Windows Messenger but you do not have to run
Windows Messenger to connect to a Communications Service or Exchange
Instant Messaging, or to sign in to the .NET Messenger Service with a
different .NET Passport account, use the Set Program Access and Defaults
feature included with Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1) to hide the
Windows Messenger icons. 

For additional information about the Set Program Access and Defaults
feature, click the following article number to view the article in the
Microsoft Knowledge Base: 

332003 How to Change Your Default Programs and to Enable or Remove
Access to Microsoft Windows and Non-Microsoft Programs 

 
Method 3: You Want to Use Only MSN Messenger 5.0
For additional information about using MSN Messenger 5.0 if you do not
need Windows Messenger for use with other services and programs that
require it (for example, Communications Service, Exchange Instant
Messaging, Outlook, Outlook Express, or Remote Assistance), click the
following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge
Base: 

302089 How to Prevent Windows Messenger from Running on a Windows
XP-Based Computer 
For more information about MSN 8.0, visit the following Microsoft Web
site: http://join.msn.com/

For more information about MSN Messenger 5.0 and Windows Messenger,
visit the following Microsoft Web site: 
http://messenger.microsoft.com

--- Paul Lindberg 
wrote:
> I was wondering if anyone else has seen this issue
> with Windows
> Messenger...
> 
> The other day I got a Notification from Windows
> Messenger (I use it
> along with other IM programs) that there was an
> UPDATE available for the
> program. I agreed to download and install the
> update and it appeared to
> install successfully.
> 
> The problem is that it apparently installed a 2nd
> Windows Messenger
> program. The 2nd Version is called MSN MESSENGER
> 5.0 and they both try
> to start when my computer starts.
> 
> Has anyone else run into this issue?
> 
> MSN Messenger seems to have some features that are
> slightly improved
> over Windows Messenger, but How do I uninstall
> Windows Messenger?
> 
> Also, Everytime I Start Outlook 2002, The Windows
> Messenger trys to
> start. How do I get Outlook 2002 to start looking
> at MSN Messenger for
> its IM Association?
> 
> Thanks & I hope everyone had a Great Thanksgiving...
> :-)
> ---Paul
> 
> 
> 
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