So are you like me and don’t understand why MSN has to sit task bar taking up real estate? Well here is the answer to fix this big annoyance!

First browse to Messenger directory

32bit: C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger

64bit: C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger

Find msnmsgr.exe, right click and click Properties

Select the Compatibility tab

Select Run this program in compatibility mode for: Windows Vista (Service Pack 2)



Once you reboot you might have to unpin it from the task bar but it will no longer sit on the taskbar!

Hooray for small miracles!