I recently had to change the password of my primary account. Now Talk keeps trying to sign-in and fails. Having no way of changing the credentials used by talk without completely resetting my phone, I just want to completely disable it (I'm using a better messaging client). Do you thing I could fathom-out how to do this? Anyone know?
I believe you are still want to use the Google Play Store to grab some apps, are you?
If you disable Talk, the Play Store will not working properly (No auto updating, can't download any app...), so I recommend you use the method below:
Setting > Application > Manage Application.
Navigate and click on Google Apps. Then click on “Clear Data” button. Press "OK" on the pop-up dialog. Then find Gmail and Talk under Manage Application, click "Clear Data" as well.
After you've done the above, please head to "Account & Sync Settings" and press your account, then press Menu > Sync Now
Then it should pop up for you to re-enter the password.