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Instant messenger opens automatically when I start my computer, but my computer is slowing and I think it has to do with the things that are activated at start-up.. How can I stop this ?

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  • sandyg30 Sep 01, 2010

    right clicking on icon did not offer a preference choice

    typing misconfig did not get me a nywer

    ay oher sggestons?

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1)right click the messenger icon on the taskbar and go to preference and search through the various tabs. you will find " show icon in tray" uncheck that and click apply and ok. thats it.
2) click on START----RUN then type in " msconfig " and go to start up tab and uncheck ms messenger( or for that matter any other programme you do not like to run at start up). click apply and ok. Restart the system and click the "do not show this message again". Do not forget to thank me hah hah. Feel free to post in any queries to my mail address i.e. justice_thounaojam@yahoo.com

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Also you can go to startup programs which are starting automatically. To do this go to START then GO TO SEARCH PROGRAMS or Win XP go to RUN then type in without the quotes, "MSCONFIG" then go to Startup Items look for anything like MSN or Messenger MSN anything like this then select stop do not delete it. Just close it from starting up automatically.
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