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If you're like me and you hate that you can't use the handwriting feature or click on links anymore then this quick tutorial is for you.

There are two ways of doing this and one of them is incredibly simple.

1. Install the latest version of Google Chrome. No bull, it works.

2. Follow this simple 7 step tutorial, full credit to Harry Scanlan of generationmediagroup.com.

2a. Or download the readily provided pre-fixed version here, again full credit to Harry.

Just thought I'd share because both of these fixes are perfectly simple ways of getting old MSN back to a fully working condition.

Here's a link to Messenger 2009 if you're on 2011 and hating it. (Filehippo, click Download This Version at the top right)

3. If all else fails, here's my verson straight from my HDD. Some custom sounds in a folder there also if you like, they're the original sounds from the special 'Vista Only' version which a friend ripped from the exe.
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Originally Posted by gonX@PM
I don't see anything wrong with that as long as you are not posting malicious stuff.

gonX


Download (19.25MB, Mediafire)

Edited by Reflux - 1/22/11 at 8:36am
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Install Chrome? Sorry wut. My mind has broken right there - installing a google product to fix a Microsoft product x_x

This'll come in mighty useful though, I'm getting a bit peeved with this not working on my WLM 9 copy. Will have to try when I get in - thanks for posting!
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Doesn't work :/
WLM simply stopped starting.

2009 user that got an irritating message that I had to update to continue usin it but didn't click then did what was said here.
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Doesn't work :/
WLM simply stopped starting.

2009 user that got an irritating message that I had to update to continue usin it but didn't click then did what was said here.
You may have to uninstall the newer version entirely, not sure as have only tried this with people who have not installed 2011.

I can upload my version if approved by a Mod, not sure about copyright and stuff, whether it's legally redistributable etc.

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Install Chrome? Sorry wut. My mind has broken right there - installing a google product to fix a Microsoft product x_x

This'll come in mighty useful though, I'm getting a bit peeved with this not working on my WLM 9 copy. Will have to try when I get in - thanks for posting!
Yeah, I think it installs as a service or something that reenables http links in any app. Just a thought.

No worries.

Edit: See link for full version 14.0.8117.416



Download (19.25MB, Mediafire)
Edited by Reflux - 1/22/11 at 8:27am
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You may have to uninstall the newer version entirely, not sure as have only tried this with people who have not installed 2011.

I can upload my version if approved by a Mod, not sure about copyright and stuff, whether it's legally redistributable etc.
I am and has always used the older version. (Well I installed the new one for a brief hour some months ago and deleted it...)

I own my Windows legally so if you PM me the link it should be OK since you aren't contributing it to anyone else.
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I've got this working fine on my copy now - did what was asked and now links work fine. I'm not sure I've had to update anything recently though, I know I've had a few people telling me they've had to update, but nothing's changed...

Anywho, thanks a lot for posting this, Reflux! This is a problem with WLM that's been highly irritating me for some time now!
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I've got this working fine on my copy now - did what was asked and now links work fine. I'm not sure I've had to update anything recently though, I know I've had a few people telling me they've had to update, but nothing's changed...

Anywho, thanks a lot for posting this, Reflux! This is a problem with WLM that's been highly irritating me for some time now!
No probs!

Bumping this, for maximum justificationomaconatron
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http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12828239/Ins...LMessenger.rar

WLM 8.5 for you blokes out there who hate Messenger 2009!

Here's what I do with mine. Set the Windows Live to run in compatibility mode for Windows 2000. That stops all the checks for updating and keeps it locked on 8.5.

Though, clicking links..

If you use Google Chrome, it might complain that it doesnt run in Windows 2000, but still opens the link anyway afterwards. That is, if you have a Google Chrome window open.
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http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12828239/Ins...LMessenger.rar

WLM 8.5 for you blokes out there who hate Messenger 2009!

Here's what I do with mine. Set the Windows Live to run in compatibility mode for Windows 2000. That stops all the checks for updating and keeps it locked on 8.5.

Though, clicking links..

If you use Google Chrome, it might complain that it doesnt run in Windows 2000, but still opens the link anyway afterwards. That is, if you have a Google Chrome window open.
You don't have to use Chrome you just have to install it, your links will still open in your preferred browser, in my case Firefox.
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