Windows Live Messenger or MSN Messenger is one of the popular messaging service clients to stay connected with friends, relative and to make online relationships. Windows Live Messenger has been configured to auto start as soon as you turn on your computer, so that regular users can easily get access to their account, without much user interference. However, you might find this annoying if you are not a frequent user or don’t want the Windows Messenger window to pop up during system start up.
During system startup, several programs or application uses system memory resource and hence you might not want to slow down your computer by opening Windows Live Messenger at that time. There is a very simple way to disable Windows Live Messenger during System start up.
Turn Off Windows Live Messenger during Windows Startup
- Run WLM and login with your account details
- Navigate to Tools >> Options
- If you are using an older version of Windows Live Messenger, select Preferences >> General option (skip to step-5)
- If you are using latest version of WLM, select Sign in from the left pane
- Uncheck the option which says “Automatically run Windows Live Messenger when I log on to Windows”
- Click OK to save the changes you have made
- You are done.
That’s it. Windows Live Messenger won’t run from the next time when you turn on your computer. In this way you can turn off Windows Live Messenger in Windows 7, Vista, XP and other Windows operating systems also.