Remove windows messenger from windows xp

A small tutorial on how to remove the annoying windows messenger from winxp and repair the problem of outlook express taking time to load due to removal of windows messenger

Close Windows Messenger if its open, or active in your System Tray.

Click Start, Run and enter the following command:
RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\inf\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove

Note: This will prevent a long delay when opening Outlook Express if you have the Contacts pane enabled.

To prevent this, click Start, Run and enter REGEDIT Go to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express

Right click in the right pane and select New, Dword value. Give it the name Hide Messenger Double click this new entry and set the value to 2.