Remove MSN Messenger Tray Icon in XP – Second Method

A General and Mandatory advice when editing the registry: Do Make a Backup of the Registry First.

Three Steps:

1. Open Registry by going to Start->Run->Regedit

2. Browse to the “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"

3. Delete the “MSMSGS” registry key. Press F5. Thats it. We are done.

Another way to Remove the MSN Messenger Tray Icon is mentioned here.

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5 thoughts on “Remove MSN Messenger Tray Icon in XP – Second Method

  1. Thanks for the comment.

    But, contradicting your point, I assume that MSN Messenger’s Startup Tab checkbox is futile when you need to disable the option. Even after removing the tick from the box, MSN Messenger tray icon would be present.

    I have tried it, so I am sure about that.

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  4. Surfing trying to find a solution. You have it down pat how to remove the Messenger – how do you get it back? My wife’s MSN just disappeared…in processes it is running. Uninstalling and reinstalling same…very strange….

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