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#172002 - 13th Sep 2007 1:07am Anyone Still Running MSN Messenger 7.5???
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If so let me know if you can connect or not? I have a feeling Microsoft just pissed off a whole load of people still using it, including myself.

Now im stuck with Windows Messenger 5.1!

mad mad

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#172004 - 13th Sep 2007 1:14am Re: Anyone Still Running MSN Messenger 7.5??? [Re: MattLFC]
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?? i'm on 8.1
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#172005 - 13th Sep 2007 1:16am Re: Anyone Still Running MSN Messenger 7.5??? [Re: Mark]
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Your using the pile of shit (in my experience and humble opinion) known as Windows Live Messenger, I need people who are running MSN Messenger to try and connect.

I dont think there will be many as Microsoft bug you to upgrade to WLM, but there might be other people who appreciate the stability and hassle-freeness of MSN lol.

Im so pissed off with Microsoft atm!

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#172007 - 13th Sep 2007 1:17am Re: Anyone Still Running MSN Messenger 7.5??? [Re: Mark]
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8.1 here

I have had my 8.1 (Windows Live Messenger) for quite some time now and i havn't had any problems with it lol.
Must be just you lol

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#172008 - 13th Sep 2007 1:19am Re: Anyone Still Running MSN Messenger 7.5??? [Re: Pomp]
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Okay, I dont need to know what version ye are running, but what I need is for people that are NOT running Windows Live Messenger/running MSN Messenger to try and connect.

Start a new thread if you want to discuss what version of MSN you run and the pro's and con's of each version.

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#172010 - 13th Sep 2007 1:23am Re: Anyone Still Running MSN Messenger 7.5??? [Re: MattLFC]
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4.7.3001 here, never used it before and it works wink
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#172011 - 13th Sep 2007 1:25am Re: Anyone Still Running MSN Messenger 7.5??? [Re: _Ste_]
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Lol that must be Windows Messenger as they never made a 4.7 for MSN Messenger, unless its a pirate release knowing you lmao! Iirc they did have a Windows Messenger with that release code as the final one before 4.8 came out.

Seriously though guys, try and keep this topic to original question please, its kinda important, cos I think Microsoft have just forced people happy with MSN Messenger 7.5 to upgrade to Windows Live Messenger!

mad mad

On a sidenote, somehow I have Windows Messenger running in Polygamy mode with itself lmao, I didnt think it even supported it!

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#172028 - 13th Sep 2007 4:26am Re: Anyone Still Running MSN Messenger 7.5??? [Re: MattLFC]
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Right! Ive found a workaround for anyone who is interested. Microsoft can't force Windows 9x/2000 users to upgrade to Windows Live Messenger, because the program hasnt been released for it.

Go into the MSN Messenger folder in Program Files, right click on the MSN logo, select properties.

Go into the "compatibility mode" tab, and set it to run in compatibility mode for Windows 2000.

This then fools MSN Messenger and the MSN servers into thinking you are running it on Windows 2000 instead of XP, and therefore it can't force you to upgrade.

Not sure how long it will work for until Microsoft realise it, or if it works after a reboot, but its been good for me so far!

Up yours Microsoft, you aint taking my beloved MSN Messenger 7.5 away from me and making use that pathetic pile of pig crap aka Windows Live Messenger that easily!!!

bananalama bananalama bananalama

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#172029 - 13th Sep 2007 5:43am Re: Anyone Still Running MSN Messenger 7.5??? [Re: MattLFC]
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Lol, nice one matty happy

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#172033 - 13th Sep 2007 8:33am Re: Anyone Still Running MSN Messenger 7.5??? [Re: _Ste_]
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I am still on 7.5 and can connect ok still, plus i am pretty sure my computer is bang upto date
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#172047 - 13th Sep 2007 11:54am Re: Anyone Still Running MSN Messenger 7.5??? [Re: AX_125]
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Im not the only person reporting this, its apparently to do with the buffer overflow bug to do with web camming, so Microsoft are trying to force people over to WLM so they dont have to fix it.

But they will be forced to fix it eventually, I dont know why they dont just do it.

They know how to fix it anyway because WLM had the same bug in 8.0, it was only fixed in 8.1.

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