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Windows 7

I'm basically trying to find a way to send a simply message to another computer (another person) on the same internet connection without the need of installing any programs. I know you were able to do this quite easily on Windows XP but I cannot find a way on Windows 7.

I tried to do it through the Task Manager but I cannot find a way to make the other computers users appear. I tried to find the Messenger service but it doesn't seem to come installed with Windows 7, or at least my copy. The last thing I'm trying to do is a net send, but for some reason there is no option for "message" and it only shows the users on my computer and not the whole network.

Any ideas?

Thanks.
Edited by Sam1990 - 6/12/10 at 11:33pm
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There's a DOS command you can use if you know the machine name. I can't remember the command but pops on the other computer. If the person isn't tech savy, send them a message "Please reboot your machine now to prevent failure." Hilarious.
Edited by DuckieHo - 5/10/10 at 8:28pm
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set up share folders
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Ok.... Vista/Window replaced NET SEND with msg.exe.

Open up a command prompt and type "msg". It will provide usage.
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Quote:
From the command prompt, "net send [username] Your Message." It'll
even work if you use Start > Run > "net send [username] Your Message."
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/10...-prompt-window
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Originally Posted by The Master Chief View Post
NET SEND is no longer available in Vista.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
NET SEND is no longer available in Vista.
ok
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get a UNIX operating system.

sorry, i have no idea. im stooopid
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
NET SEND is no longer available in Vista.
This makes me sad.


I have fond memories of the NET SEND command in computer labs for research projects where my friends and I would send "Windows Error" messages to random computers. Oh, the fun we had.


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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Ok.... Vista/Window replaced NET SEND with msg.exe.

Open up a command prompt and type "msg". It will provide usage.
My computer for some reason doesn't have that, instead I get the following:

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'msg' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
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Originally Posted by The Master Chief View Post
That leads to a Windows XP discussion.
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