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Drekkus
01-04-2004, 16:21:35
When I start up MSN Messenger, I get a pulldown menu displaying all names of people who have used MSN on this computer. There's a whole list of names (mostly friends of my g/f) who at one time have used this pc to login. I want to delete all those names, but no idea how to do it. Any ideas?

fp@korea
02-04-2004, 01:25:22
Use your special time-glove to erase them from history altogether.

zmama
02-04-2004, 21:21:38
You did try right clicking on the name...right? I can't help much because I don't use MSN

Chris
02-04-2004, 21:31:44
Zmama has the answer, right click on the names, a pop-up box shows you the options.


Delete contact is near the bottom as an option.

Darkstar
02-04-2004, 21:40:28
He wants to clear out the sign in box. Not the contacts or status.

When you start up Windows Messenger, it shows a screen of the various "profiles" that have used that Messenger. He want to clear out that drop box... not his contact list.

IIUC.

Drekkus
04-04-2004, 20:44:32
What Darkstar said.

zmama
04-04-2004, 21:53:55
Reformat and partition your hard drive and reinstall windows :D

Chris
04-04-2004, 22:11:27
Or you could just delete MSN messenger and reload it.

Sir Penguin
04-04-2004, 22:44:44
That wouldn't come with the side-benefits of reinstalling Windows.

SP

zmama
04-04-2004, 23:02:21
Or the shear fun of it all :D

Chris
05-04-2004, 13:53:30
Play nice, you vicious geeks!

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
06-04-2004, 03:31:35
Are they stored in the registry? You could delete your root registry key - Windows will automatically create a new one for you.

*snicker*

Drekkus
07-04-2004, 10:44:00
You peoples tech knowledge sucks.

Chris
07-04-2004, 16:18:20
I know I don't have your problem. :p

zmama
07-04-2004, 16:58:13
Me either, only real dweebs use MSN

Immortal Wombat
07-04-2004, 17:10:03
Thats why I haven't admitted to having the same problem.

Darkstar
08-04-2004, 04:08:40
MS IM installs to Program Files/Messenger. But there isn't anything in there. And there's just too many darn registry entries that feature the word "Messenger". ;)

It's got to be saved somewhere. Have you considered doing a text search on your hard drive for the stuff you want to lose? Or doing a registry search on that name?

yzerman
10-04-2004, 09:49:11
In XP

Click the Start Button, then open up 'Control Panel' and choose 'User Accounts'. Click on your Windows XP username and then on the left hand side, under 'Related Tasks', click 'Manage my Network Passwords'. From here you can delete the ones you dont want marked with '(Passport)'.

May be it will work in 2000, let me know.

TV4Fun
10-04-2004, 10:27:10
Search your registry for one of the usernames you want to get rid of.

Drekkus
10-04-2004, 11:56:59
Originally posted by yzerman
In XP

Click the Start Button, then open up 'Control Panel' and choose 'User Accounts'. Click on your Windows XP username and then on the left hand side, under 'Related Tasks', click 'Manage my Network Passwords'. From here you can delete the ones you dont want marked with '(Passport)'.

May be it will work in 2000, let me know. Yaaaay!!! Thanks a lot, Iron Man. :beer: Don't know if you registrered just for this, but you sure know more tech stuff than the other losers here. :p

zmama
10-04-2004, 12:50:55
that's it! No cookies for Drekkus, he's off the cookie list :p

Drekkus
11-04-2004, 14:02:51
damn. so close to my birthday. :(