How to Minimize Windows Live Messenger to System Tray in Windows 7

img_33742_microsoft-windows-live-logo_450x360Follow these simple instructions.

  1. Quit Windows Live Messenger
  2. Find Windows Live Messenger in the Start menu:

    All Programs –> Windows Live Messenger

    Alternatively, you can locate the following files from Windows Explorer:
    In a 64-bit Windows 7:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe

    In a 32-bit Windows 7:
    C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe

  3. Right click on it and click on Properties
  4. Go to the Compatibility tab
  5. Click on “Run this program in compatibility mode for:”
  6. Select Windows Vista
  7. Click on Ok and start Windows Live Messenger.

Windows Live Messenger should now minimize to the System Tray in Windows 7.


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