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Remove Windows Messenger from Outlook Express (All Windows) Popular

This tweak is used to remove MSN Instant Messenger functionality and integration from Outlook Express.

This tweak can be easily applied using WinGuides Tweak Manager.
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Open your registry and find or create the key below.

Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called "Hide Messenger" and set it according to the value data below.

Exit your registry; you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Note: This tweak should also remove AOL Instant Messenger 5 integration.

Registry Editor Example
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|Hide MessengerREG_DWORD0x00000002 (2)|
|HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Outlook Express|
Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Outlook Express]
Value Name: Hide Messenger
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (2 = remove messenger)

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last modified: April 25, 2003