Disable MSN Messenger
We Show You How!
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To Disable Messenger MSN from running go to the
start menu and select RUN. In the window that
appears type regedit (see example below)
The Registry editor will now have opened.
Navigate to the following Key:
Now create a new key by selecting Edit
from the main menu bar. Now select New
Name this new Key: Messenger
Now select the newly created Messenger Key
and create another new Key. Only this time we
are going to name it: Client (The key
should look like the example below...)
Next we have to create a DWORD value. So
Right Click the new Client Key and select
New then DWORD.
Name the DWORD PreventRun (see example
Now we need to give it a Data Value of
Now restart Windows XP and you will have
successfully Disabled Messenger MSN
This procedure contains
information about modifying the registry.
Before you modify the registry, make sure to
back it up and make sure that you understand how
to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For
information about how to back up, restore, and
edit the registry, click the following article
numbers to view the Microsoft Knowledge Base
256986 - Description of the Microsoft
322756 - HOW TO: Back Up, Edit, and
Restore the Registry in Windows XP.