Windows Messenger Removal
After months of being annoyed by Windows Messenger popping up whenever I start Outlook express (not to mention the nagging to upgrade), I finally tried to do something about it
Searching google for "remove windows messenger" returns a staggering 1,200 results, so it would seem that this is a common bugbear.
Here are the instructions I used (a minor addition to the registry) http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/989, very simple and quick.
So, now when I start Outlook, no Windows Messenger (it might be there, but I can't see it, and it doesn't pester me). Thankfully.