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Aug. 30th, 2004

I downloaded SP2 and now windows messenger is loading up again. Christ almighty. I forgot how I got rid of it the first time so now it might be here to stay. I bought a new Husky brand rolling toolchest yesterday, about four and a half feet high. It's awesome. Fits just about everything I have, and has room on top for my toolbox to fit basically all the rest. I have a drawer for just my hammers, for god's sake. I bought a new cross-peen hammer and I decided to name it "scourge of the bourgeoise". It's my biggest one yet, and I'm pleased. I also bought a couple of other things, including a 4D magllite. That thing is going to be my new whompin stick for the front door; you just can't pick that thing up without holding it like a cop ID'ing a crackhead in a "routine stop" before he beats the shit out of him. My bike's in the shop for inspection, but I missed picking it up to pick up a coworker at the airport, and wound up driving in the pick-up loop for AN HOUR AND A HALF before just pay-parking and going inside for them. That put me in a fun mood.

We got a holiday from work on friday for LBJ's birthday. LBJ, for christ's sake. What a guy to pick to celebrate. That's the guy I always use as the example when anyone says that the VP candidates have no bearing on who they're voting for. But I've got no cards to burn, so I'll just keep working for a living.

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kellic
Aug. 30th, 2004 07:57 am (UTC)
Simple. Assuming you are running XP Pro

1. Click on start -> RUN
2. type gpedit.msc
3. Browse to the following:
-Local Computer Policy
----Computer Configuration
-------Administrative Templates
-----------Windows Components
--------------Windows Messenger
4. Change:
A. Do NOT ALLOW WINDOWS MESSENGER TO RUN: ENABLED
B. DO NOT START WINDOWS MESSENGER INITIALLY: ENABLED.

5. Browse to the following:
-Local Computer Policy
----User Configuration
-------Administrative Templates
-----------Windows Components
--------------Windows Messenger
6. Change:
A. Do NOT ALLOW WINDOWS MESSENGER TO RUN: ENABLED
B. DO NOT START WINDOWS MESSENGER INITIALLY: ENABLED.

7. Close out of the Group Policy Editor Window.

Extra steps to totally blow away Messenger:

1. Open up your file explorer.
2. Click on TOOLS -> FOLDER OPTIONS -> VIEW
3. Checkmark SHOW HIDDEN FILES AND FOLDERS
4. Uncheckmark Hide Protected OS Files.
5. Browse to C:\Windows\inf\
6. Look for the file called sysoc.inf
6a. Right click on it and copy.
6b. Left click in the folder and paste. (This should create a new file called "Copy of sysoc.inf"
7. Open up sysoc.inf which should open up in notepad.
8. Click on EDIT -> REPLACE.
9. In the field called "Find What:" type hide
10. In the field called "replace with:" type [leave it blank.]
11. Click on find next and then replace (This should replace any items that are marked hidden so the only thing left is "" instead of "hide".
12. If the first replace attempt works select the replace all button which will (DUH!) replace everything in the file with "".
13. Save the file.
14. Close out of your file browser.
15. Click on START -> CONTROL PANEL -> ADD OR REMOVE PROGRAMS -> ADD OR REMOVE WINDOWS COMPONENTS
16. Scroll to the bottom of the list. You should see two items marked Windows messenger. Uncheckmark the one with a little blue guy as the icon not the gray diamond.
17. Click Next.
18. Reboot.
19. All done.
floyd_mephit
Aug. 31st, 2004 05:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the instructions. I did the second list of steps (I couldn't do the first list since I've got Home edition running). It looks like it's still there after rebooting, though.
mrcougar
Aug. 30th, 2004 01:08 pm (UTC)
Husky isnt bad for wrenches as well, I had a set now for 3 years and they dont have a lot of flex like cheap wrenches do. most toolboxes/rollaways are made by waterloo.
floyd_mephit
Aug. 30th, 2004 10:06 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm pretty happy with the wrenches, I got a husky sae set awhile ago and they've never slipped or rusted, so I guess they're a good brand. Only I don't know where to trade them in if they break, like you can do with snap-on or crafstman ones. My living room looks so much cleaner now that all my junk is locked up in the big box and off of the floor.
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