Windows Live Messenger (formerly named MSN Messenger) is an Instant messaging client created by Microsoft. The client has been part of Microsoft's Windows Live set of online services since 2005. It is end of life as of October 2014, and has been replaced by the Skype Network

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All Windows Live Messenger chat being emailed to me

So for some reason I'm receiving emails from the person I'm chatting with containing the chat log of the last several lines of the conversation. This has happened with 2 different people only since I ...
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Stuxnet Virus -PC keeps rebooting [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? Our laptop was working great but my hubby took a call from someone claiming to be from MSN and saying they ...
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My email doesn't show me new invitation?

I have hotmail account that I used since a long time, recently I noticed that when any one try to add me in MSN Messenger I can't see his invitation. I have to add him my self to start talk with! Any ...
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How can I install Windows Live Essentials 2011 from behind a proxy?

I need to install Windows Live Essentials on Windows 7 64-bit. I'm behind the company proxy but in Internet Options everything is set up to work with the proxy. When I start the setup file: ...
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How do I stop windows messenger changing my status from “available” to “away”?

How do I stop windows messenger changing my status from "available" to "away" when my computer is idle?
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WLM reports “side-by-side configuration is incorrect”?

My Windows Live Messenger was working fine 15 days ago. But since then when I open it, I saw a following error message: The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration ...
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Any MSN translate plug-in?

I want to chat with my father-in-law in China. He speaks no English and I speak no Chinese. Is there any MSN chat translation plug-in can help me?
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Stop Live Messenger From Syncing Window Status Between Computers

Okay, so a minor annoyance has started to become a really bad annoyance lately. If I have WLM (v 15.4 right now) open on multiple computers (or on my phone, through Trillian), and close a conversation ...
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Windows Live Messenger 2011 logging in on another location

I have got the message "you have logged in on another location" few times, even when i hadnt logged in on another location! Is someone hacking my account, and how can i see where is the other guy ...
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Facebook chat doesn't work in Windows Live Messenger 2011

I've just installed Windows Live Messenger and connected both my Live and Facebook accounts. However, I'm unable to see my facebook contacts in the chat panel. When I choose the "Facebook" friends ...
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Suggest a good IM client which supports Gtalk, MSN and Facebook chat [closed]

Suggest a good IM client which supports Gtalk, MSN and Facebook chat. PS: I am using RHEL 6, I have kopete but it doesn't support facebook.
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Webcam becomes “Unknown Device” after Windows Messenger 2011 is installed

I have Sony VAIO VGN-NS290J laptop. I installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. I was able to find drivers for all hardware without any problems. Recently, I installed Microsoft Windows Live Essentials ...
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Let Inbox button in messenger start outlook

Is it possible to press the Inbox button from Windows Live Messenger 2011 and start Outlook instead of Windows Live Mail? Outlook 2010 is my default e-mail software, but it still starts Windows Live ...
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How to speed up Windows Messenger

Windows Live Messenger seems extremely slow on my Windows 7 machine. Double click on the icon and it is 10 seconds before the main screen is shown - probably because it is loading all sorts of adverts ...
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How to add yahoo users to my MSN list

I tried to add a friend with yahoo account to my hotmail account msn. I followed the step. But my friend failed to show on my msn list. When I tried to add him again, it says "already added". But ...
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Pin chat windows in Windows Live Messenger to Task Bar in Windows 7

Is it possible to drag/pin individual conversations in Windows Live Messenger on to the Windows 7 task bar. Currently, I have the Windows Live program pinned, and I need to hover over that, and then ...
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MSN Can not connect, error 800488fe

Q: I usually sign in MSN , and every thing is okay ,but yesterday when i tried to sign in as usual i get the following error 800488fe and can't sign in at all , i tried to sign in even with my ...
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New msn contact list protocol?

I was wondering if somebody knows how the msn contact list protocol has changed. More specifically: in the old Messenger, if I deleted a contact, I couldn't "completely" delete it using the list that ...
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Does MSN Messenger now use SSL communication out of the box?

I'm using the latest version of msn messenger, and I communicate with friends who use Pidgin client on Linux. Is the transport text ssl encrypted?
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Windows Live Messenger Can't Login, Error 8100030d

Just recently my Windows Live Messenger started not logging in. Running version WLM 2011, Build 15.4.3508.1109 I have tried most things I have found on the internet to help but still doesnt work. I ...
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Others can't hear what I'm listening to during voice conversation on Windows Live Messenger

When I'm on a voice or video call, the other person can't hear what I'm playing in Windows Media Player, or a podcast on a website. I have a Toshiba Satellite P200 running Windows 7 and Windows Live ...
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Unable to contact MSN contact for IM from Lync

My corporate IT department has mandated a change to Microsoft's Lync for instant messaging, among other purposes. I installed it and launched; it automatically found the server it needed, since my ...
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dsound.dll crashing my Skype / Windows messenger

For the last few weeks, I have not been able to start Skype or Windows Messenger ndue to some issue with dsound.dll. The error shown (same for both apps) is as follows: Problem signature: Problem ...
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Hotmail - appear offline? [closed]

When I am browsing my emails on Hotmail other people see that I'm online and send me IMs which appear in the corner of my screen, which bother me sometimes. How can I appear "offline" to other users? ...
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Contacts gets automatically updated

A lot of my friends are using the new Windows Live Messenger 2011. So everyone only views a first name and surname. My friends think: "I want some dots and commas in my name". So they change their ...
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How do I get rid of Windows Live Messenger?

I can't uninstall Windows Live Messenger, and can't get rid of it using other obvious methods (registry etc.) How do I keep it from starting up each time I boot up my computer? This is for Windows XP ...
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Windows Live Messenger won't sign in automatically

I am unable to get Windows Live Messenger to automatically sign me in when I start my computer. When I sign in, I check both the "Remember my ID and password" and "Sign me in automatically" checkboxes ...
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How can I block users with Windows Live Messenger?

Silly me: I installed Windows 7. Of course it breaks tons of things. Now for another basic how-to question for an essential function that the Microsoft Newbies seemed to remove. I am getting spamed ...
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What format/codec is used by Windows Live (MSN) Messenger's voice clips?

What format/codec is used by Windows Live Messenger/MSN Messenger's voice clips? VLC doesn't recognize them, I'm trying to get them to play on my Mac.
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YouTube videos not displaying in MSN Explorer

A friend of mine is running Windows XP with MSN Explorer, and recently installed Firefox at my urging. Now, in MSN Explorer, YouTube videos load and their sounds play correctly, but the screen applets ...
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Switching from MSN 6 to Chrome

Is there anyway to transfer data from MSN 6 to Google Chrome? As far as I can tell, MSN 6 will only save data like favorites as an XML file and Chrome will only import this kind of data as HTML? Any ...
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How can Windows Live Messenger save to whom you appear online?

I'm using using Windows Live Messenger 2011 (15.4.3502.922 build) on Windows 7 64 bits. Most of the time, when I login at work I use "offline" mode and just set to appear online to people I want to ...
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Windows Live Messenger: stop sharing a link

I once shared a link in Windows Live Messenger, but now there doesn't seem to be an option to disable this link from being shared. I can merely share a new link. Any ways to disable this link ...
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Disable embedded video in Live Messenger

I recently upgraded to a newer version of Live Messenger and when someone sends me a link to a YouTube video via IM Messenger opens the video inside the message. Does anyone know if this feature can ...
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How can I make Windows Live Messenger 2011 less laggy?

I am using MSN 2011 and think they did a terrible job on it. It seems quite buggy. At times, when I type a message, it is like a slide show. If I would type a sentence, it would really struggle, and ...
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After boot, Windows Live Messenger says it can't connect

When I boot my computer and automatically logins to my Windows account, when Live Messenger starts it says it can't connect. Although when I retry it works just fine. Due to my low amount of ...
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Retrieve forgotten Windows Live ID's password

I have forgotten my Windows Live's password AND secret question AND alternate e-mail account. I can still access my account from Safari on my MacBook, because I told it to save my password, which led ...
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Disable Live Messenger's Link Nanny

In the new Windows Live Messenger there's a link nanny built in. I.e. When you click links it sends you first to a page "You are now leaving Live Messenger" etc... designed to help protect people who ...
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Windows Live Messenger keeps changing my status from 'Appear offline' to 'Available', how do I stop that?

For the past few days my Windows Live Messenger, 2011 edition, keeps randomly changing my status from 'Appears offline' to 'Available' on its own. I would really like to find a way to stop this from ...
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live messenger won't sign in automatically

I have Live Messenger version 2009 Build 14.0.8117.416, on Windows XP SP3. I have a wireless USB modem which connects to the Internet before Live Messenger finishes loading. Under Tools > Options > ...
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What IM clients for Mac or iOS support multiple points of presence for MSN/Windows Live Messenger?

I usually use Adium on OSX and Trillian on my iPhone, but most of my friends use MSN/WLM. Neither of these programs support multiple points of presence, so I can only log in to WLM from one location ...
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Bug/Problem in windows live messenger 2011 & facebook

When I talk to people in facebook using messenger after I send them the message it appears several times. for example: I write: Hello World. In the chat window I see: Hello World. Hello World. ...
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Disable windows live messenger fade in/out

I applied the 'security update' and msn version changed. I dont like it. Is there a way i can disable the fade in/out? It happens when you click on > to show/hide contacts.
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Blocking a contact in Windows Live Messenger 2011

Is it possible to block a contact in the new version of Windows Live Messenger? I am not seeing the option anywhere.
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8007064c(2011) and 80280007(2009) persistant after all known repairs [closed]

I'm on Windows 7 Home x64, and have ran into a major issue with Live Messenger(which I use daily). I have full offline installers for both 2011 and the last Wave 3 2009(14.0.8117.0416) Suites. Both ...
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Why does Windows Live! Messenger has a thing for XKCD?

Just a moment ago I wanted to send a link to the latest XKCD comic through Windows Live! Messenger. I sent it just well, along with a comment, but the next second I was suddenly sharing the picture ...
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Integrating Outlook 2010 with Windows Live Messenger for Instant Messaging

I've seen a lot of articles about integrating Outlook 2010 with Windows Live Messenger 2011. While this appears to be very easy, I'm running into a problem because the windows live IDs of my contacts ...
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Windows 7: Alt-tab not activating window sufficiently to indicate “I've seen this” (Maybe just in Windows Live?)

Many applications when run in Windows 7 change the application's taskbar alerts to indicate changed state - but once you've clicked the window, they return to normal. The primary place I see this is ...
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How to enable addins on Windows Live Messenger 2011?

I found this interesting article teaching how to create an add-in for WLM. I changed the registry but nothing new appeared. Does WLM 2011 support add-ins? edit: I am on Windows 7 x64.