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

A common issue i have found with the Windows Live Messenger Windows-Live-Messenger-Icon on Windows 7 is that it does with the system tray and remain working from the Taskbar.

However here is a simple workaround that gets it back to the System Tray.

1) Close all intenses of Windows Live Messenger.

2) Go to the Start Menu > All Programs > Windows Live > Right-Click on Windows Live Messenger. Select Properties.

3) Under the Compatibilty tab, tick Run this program in compatibility mode for: Windows Vista SP2. Then click OK.

4) Open up Windows Live Messenger. It should now be running from the System Tray.


  1. Really thank you so much for this information as i was really upset to fix this. :)

  2. These tips are very simple and useful. Thank you for sharing with us. Keep up the good works.
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