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hello,

is there any way to stop updating to the new messenger?

i get a popup, where it only allows me to update or close messenger... any way around it?

cheers.
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Hi.

Close MSN and kill the process in task manager, after that go to your Windows MSN folder, look for the MSNMSGR file>right click>properties>compatibility tab>Windows XP SP2. Reboot the rig and try again.
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If the XP SP2 compatibility doesn't work, try with Windows 2000 compatibility.
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Originally Posted by saint19;12161187 
Hi.

Close MSN and kill the process in task manager, after that go to your Windows MSN folder, look for the MSNMSGR file>right click>properties>compatibility tab>Windows XP SP2. Reboot the rig and try again.
Quote:
Originally Posted by saint19;12161215 
If the XP SP2 compatibility doesn't work, try with Windows 2000 compatibility.

xp sp2 didnt work, going to try Win 2000:o

EDIT: setting it to win 2000 apparently made it work, the pop up does not show up, but now messenger crashes.
Edited by BreakDown - 1/27/11 at 6:00am
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Yes. My sister also had this happen to her and I fixed it easily.

Basically, you have an older revision of the same MSN version, and you need to update to the latest revision of the same version.

Maybe that was a bit too confusing, but nevermind, just use the older setup for Windows Live Messenger 2009 (I'm assuming you are using that version now).
I couldn't find it again on the web, so I've uploaded my setup for you. Here you go.

This will update you to the latest revision and will allow you to connect to MSN once again.

Oh and don't forget to deactivate any compatibility modes you had on, as that will no longer be needed.
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Originally Posted by KaiZ51;12177000 
Yes. My sister also had this happen to her and I fixed it easily.

Basically, you have an older revision of the same MSN version, and you need to update to the latest revision of the same version.

Maybe that was a bit too confusing, but nevermind, just use the older setup for Windows Live Messenger 2009 (I'm assuming you are using that version now).
I couldn't find it again on the web, so I've uploaded my setup for you. Here you go.

This will update you to the latest revision and will allow you to connect to MSN once again.

Oh and don't forget to deactivate any compatibility modes you had on, as that will no longer be needed.

thanks! this worked as a charm.

the only issue is that i now have messenger in Portuguese:p

many thanks!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BreakDown;12182855 
thanks! this worked as a charm.

the only issue is that i now have messenger in Portuguese:p

many thanks!

No problem man, glad to help. smile.gif

Sorry about the Portuguese thing, I thought the setup file was the same across all languages, and that it would automatically detect the Windows language at install and download the respective MSN version.

Good news is, after doing a bit more search just now, I managed to find the setup for Spanish, so here you go.

Enjoy. smile.gif
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