Disable Windows Messenger for XP Home / XP Pro

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

To disable Windows Messenger 4.5 or later for Windows XP Home or Windows XP Pro:

Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Key: Software\Policies\Microsoft\Messenger\Client
Name: PreventRun
Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1 disabled

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