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 It is end of life as of October 2014, and has been replaced by the Skype Network

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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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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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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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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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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.
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Lenovo System Update Breaks Windows Live

I've been racking my brain (and fingers from typing) trying to solve this issue to no avail. I have a Lenovo computer and I install their system update tool to install all my missing drivers. However ...
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Windows Live Messenger 2011 multiple instances

I have been able to open multiple intances of Windows Live Messenger with this registry change taken from here: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 ...
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Windows Live Messenger losing messages?

We recently upgraded to Live Messenger 2009 (build 14.0.8089.726) and users have started losing messages. The sending user does not get an error message and the receiving user receives nothing at ...
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Pidgin says “Unable to add user: Unknown error (204)” on login to MSN

I have Pidgin 6.5.5 for Ubuntu 9.04. Whenever I login to my MSN account, I get this error: "Unable to add user: Unknown error (204)" on login to MSN Which shows up in the debug log as: (18:22:45) ...
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Stable MSN messenger for mac?

I use Adium in my mac as a client for MSN messenger. (I have also tried the "official" live messenger for mac for a while but it had even worse issues than what I am experiencing with Adium). ...
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WLM, error 8e5e0211 [closed]

I know this isn't really a question worth putting on here, but does anybody know what could cause this error, the microsoft gurus say it's just the contacts log is corrupt and to delete and and let ...