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Small Problem with XP

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Greg*go, Sep 26, 2002.

  1. Greg*go

    Greg*go Supporting Actor

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    I just reinstalled XP into my computer, and although I'm happy overall, I found a few quirks that are annoying me...

    First off, Outlook & Win Messenger are in it, and there seems to be no way to delete them. I checked in the Add/Remove section of the Control Panel, as well as their individual folders, and saw no install/uninstall options. Is there anyway I can fully delete these programs?

    The other problem I'm having is when the Ctrl Alt Del menu doesn't have a toolbar. I can see what tasks are running, but that's it, I can't go to the processes or CPU Usage or User sections without using the Tab button. Is there a setting I can use to fix this?

    Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. brentl

    brentl Cinematographer

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    You need to make windows messenger visible.

    Make all files viewable...file types, make system files visible.

    Goto Windows---inf----sysoc.... look for a file that says something like "msmger" it will have a ",HIDE,7" extension.

    Simply remove one comma and the hide...save and exit.

    Goto "add remove windows components" is should now be visible.

    Same goes for removing the "hide" extension in the sysoc file.

    Brent
     
  3. FrankT

    FrankT Stunt Coordinator

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    The easiest way to show all the info when you hit ctl-alt-del is to double click on the top grey bar of the window. Not in the white area but above that.

    As for Outlook and Messager I think you are stuck with them. You may be able to hide them but I am pretty sure you cannot delete them.
     
  4. Greg*go

    Greg*go Supporting Actor

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    Brent & Frank,
    Thanks for the quick replies. After I posted this question, I thought about going into "add/remove windows components." In there, you can simply remove them from the start menu. I guess you can hide them, but removal is not an option. Messenger just pissed me off because I took it off the startup, then it came back on for some reason a day later.
    And thanks for the double clicking tip too, it worked. [​IMG]
     
  5. brentl

    brentl Cinematographer

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    Just for fun, try doing what I said. This may help you in the future, plus you can show off to friends ... I did[​IMG]
    Brent
    There are about 8 entries with a HIDE option on them!
    Games=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,games.inf,,7
    AccessUtil=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,accessor.inf,,7
    CommApps=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,communic.inf,HIDE,7
    MultiM=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,multimed.inf,HIDE,7
    AccessOpt=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,optional.inf,HIDE,7
    Pinball=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,pinball.inf,HIDE,7
    MSWordPad=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,wordpad.inf,HIDE,7
    ZoneGames=zoneoc.dll,ZoneSetupProc,igames.inf,,7
    I don't see and MSN messenger[​IMG]
     
  6. Ted Lee

    Ted Lee Lead Actor

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    brent's right. i did the same thing and was able to uninstall it. but then i did something stupid (i think i signed up for .net passport) and it came back. now i can't get rid of it again, but i haven't really tried.

    i finally just said fuggit...
     
  7. Graeme Clark

    Graeme Clark Cinematographer

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    I just unchecked the option in messanger not to load on startup. It still appears if I sign into Hotmail, but it goes away as soon as I close the Hotmail window.

    I can live with that.
     
  8. Greg*go

    Greg*go Supporting Actor

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  9. brentl

    brentl Cinematographer

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    Hey I know your pain. I just bought a Volcano 7+($38[​IMG]) and showed to a couple very close friends today. They just laughed whil I thought it was cool[​IMG]
    Damn I guess I am slowly turning into a computer geek ... oh well[​IMG]
    Brent
    Same with me, I just reformatted and reinstalled XP(done every 6months), I'm just trying to get it perfect.
     

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