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    Hide the Windows Messenger Icon in Windows XP

    Posted on by Daniel Petri in Windows Client OS

    Can I hide the Windows Messenger icon in Windows XP?

    Yes, and this is much better than to Uninstall Windows Messenger in Windows XP.

    To turn hide Windows Messenger in Windows XP do the following:

    1. Start Registry Editor (Regedit.exe).

    Note: As always, before making changes to your registry you should always make sure you have a valid backup. In cases where you’re supposed to delete or modify keys or values from the registry it is possible to first export that key or value(s) to a .REG file before performing the changes.

    1. Locate the following key in the registry:

    1. On the Edit menu, click Add Value, and then add the following registry value:

      “Hide Messenger”=dword:00000002

    2. Close the registry editor.

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