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linuxpyro
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Icon 1 posted January 26, 2004 14:56      Profile for linuxpyro   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
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Gahh! XP keeps taunting me with that thing. I don't want to get involved with their stupid .NET thing! Anyone know how to turn it off? Apparently it won't take "no" for an answer, and just keeps popping up. I can't wait till I get my RedHat box built...

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unclefungus
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Icon 1 posted January 26, 2004 15:14      Profile for unclefungus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
hmm, I've never seen that one. Could you delete the executable?

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Icon 1 posted January 26, 2004 15:40      Profile for Gibbonboy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
When does it come up? MS Office uses it for some "features". I figure it's not doing any more harm than using windows, so I fed it a dummy hotmail account, and it hasn't come up again. When all else fails, skew the(ir) data. They'll spam the account to death in about a month, but by then you could be running Linux.

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Orpheus
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Icon 1 posted January 26, 2004 16:17      Profile for Orpheus     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
If you notice, Zim'et's post in the 'Do you love Cats' forum was linked from an MSN home page. That is undoubtedly what kept wanting your .NET passport. If you see it elsewhere it is probably for similar reasons, i.e.: something is attempting to access a MSN service. You might be able to get around it by using Mozilla or an alternatie browser, but I've a feeling M$ wouldn't let you get away quite that easily.

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linuxpyro
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Icon 1 posted January 26, 2004 16:26      Profile for linuxpyro   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Orpheus:
If you notice, Zim'et's post in the 'Do you love Cats' forum was linked from an MSN home page. That is undoubtedly what kept wanting your .NET passport. If you see it elsewhere it is probably for similar reasons, i.e.: something is attempting to access a MSN service. You might be able to get around it by using Mozilla or an alternatie browser, but I've a feeling M$ wouldn't let you get away quite that easily.

That's an interesting idea. But I think I'll try giving it a fake Hotmail account. It was coming up at just about every page I went to for a while, but seems to have stopped now.
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go here: http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_messenger.htm

go to start> run: type in msconfig

go to startup tab
disable *everything* except antivirus/firewall and anything to do with your printers

go to services tab
hide MS services, and diable everything you see except antivirus/firewall/printer/video
unhide, sort by name
and scroll down to uncheck messenger if it's still there

open add/remove
uninstall .NET (you don't develop M$ apps, so you don't need it

open control panel and open automatic updates
UNcheck automatic, do it yourself

that'll help and should fix the problem

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Jace Raven

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something else that i dont like about xp is thtat it tries to integrate msn messenger with everything else that is microsoft on your copmuter even msn.com. all you have to do is take your msn messenger out of you start up.

Just follow ct's directions and that should do it. In the locations section of the startup tab of the msconfig area, you can see what all the apps are that are running otherwise your gonna get a whole bunch of cAPP and Mssmsn's and stuff that is incoherent unless you know what they are.

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