Windows Live Messenger (MSN 8.0) Goes Final

windowslive.jpgMove over MSN Messenger, the successor Windows Live Messenger has finally arrived. Having been in beta stages for quite a while now, the full public release is now available to download.

  • Call their phones. Call their PCs.
    Call your friends’ mobile or landline phones. It’s great value within the UK or internationally. And calling someones PC is always free.
  • See them on the screen
    Show and tell: get a webcam and start a video conversation within minutes.
  • Share stuff
    Set up a Sharing Folder with a friend. Drop in photos and other stuff, as much as your computer can handle. See it even when one of you is offline.
  • A network of millions
    Tap into the world’s largest IM network, with hundreds of millions of users worldwide.
  • Soon: talk to your Yahoo! friends, too
    Soon you’ll be able to use Windows Live Messenger to talk to your friends who use Yahoo! Messenger with Voice. The world’s largest IM network is getting even bigger.

To be honest, very little has visibly changed and the drastic overhaul I was hoping for never really materialized. Thankfully I have Skype for voice chat, so Windows Live just fills my text messaging requirements.

Link: Windows Live Messenger Final Download

James Woodcock

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Killer Possum
14 years ago

And I was hoping it would tie in with Xbox Live, as it is called Live Messenger now :(

James Woodcock
14 years ago

From what I know it will do eventually.

Killer Possum
14 years ago

Oh, OK, that’s better. :d

CRAIG
CRAIG
14 years ago

A CAN’T GET ON WINDOWS LIVE MESSENGER ITS NOT LETTING ME ON CAN U HELP:(

James Woodcock
14 years ago

Did you have any problems with the previous version? Are you getting an error message?

storm
storm
14 years ago

hi:d:)]l-):d\:d/:((

James Woodcock
14 years ago

erm….. hi o:-)

holli
holli
14 years ago

Mine wont even let me open it, it says that its not a Win32 application, and i cant even use 7.5! help me!!

James Woodcock
14 years ago

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What Operating System are you using Holli?

Some1
Some1
13 years ago

My Live msn messenger wont open, i clicked it like a thousand times but it still didnt open x(

JD
JD
13 years ago

I keep trying to open Windows live messenger but it wont open. I unistalled and re-installed. I reset the computer too! But it just wont open.

Suggestions?

caitlin
caitlin
13 years ago

ah help im having the same problem as a few people here, i keep clicking but it wont open, i trid uninstalling and reinstalling but still it wont work! Grrr! i really need it! help!

Rayeen
Rayeen
13 years ago

my msn 8.0 dosnt have paint and all the other people have paintx(

daniel matthews
daniel matthews
13 years ago

Mine wont even let me open it, it says that its not a Win32 application. Using windows 2000, brand new pc!

Any ideas??

dom
dom
13 years ago

HELP!!!
My msn messenger say it’s not a valid ‘win32’ application!!!
I’ve tried everything I can think of.
Plz Help

Lee
Lee
13 years ago

My msn has been working fine and all of a sudden….BAM!

When i open it the process starts, but the program does NOT open! if i keep tryin 2 open the process just duplicates itself! taking up all my cpu and freezing my computer. I tried web messenger which DIDNT WORK.Iv tried repairing, installing, uninstalling but it never even opens!!! and my windows messenger does also not work! It just gives me an “error report” message. Please someone help!?

Damo
Damo
13 years ago

i get exactly the same thing as lee i am running vista home premium 32bit.

Jeminev
Jeminev
13 years ago

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i’m having the same problem… and it’s my lifeline. has anyone fixed this yet?

:((

aki
aki
13 years ago

msn live wont download it ses summet bwt a win32 ……. help

natalie
natalie
13 years ago

sooo annoyed!
I got a brand new laptop with windows vista basic eddition and i cant download msn! Says its not capatible! Anyone help?

paul
paul
13 years ago

i have just got a new laptop with windows vista. i have windows messenger but every time i open it dep kicks in and shuts down the program. can somebody please.. please help me.:-?

Jenn
Jenn
13 years ago

:(( I also purchased a new laptop with vista, and I cannot open messenger either – like Lee and Caitlyn I have uninstalled, reinstalled, repaired, rebooted and anything else I can think of. When I try to open it it starts, and I get the login screen, and then it says, messenger has encountered an error and the program will now close… or something like that. anyone have any ideas? you’d think microsoft would have thought of this before releasing vista

Emma
Emma
13 years ago

My lovely laptop is all Vista-fied, but no matter what I do, and believe me, I’ve spent hours trawling the forums looking for a solution, NOTHING works when trying to sign into ANY form of msn messenger, and for that matter, Yahoo messenger. I have the patch for Acer laptops to stop the DEP error, but it won’t let me sign in, instead telling me there’s a problem. I’m not all knowing when it comes to computers, so short of throwing the laptop across the room, what can I do???

blair
blair
13 years ago

when i sign in 4 windows live messenger it says my firewalls wont allow it

Alan
Alan
13 years ago

Hey people,i click on my msn shortcut on the desktop and it comes up with messenger has encountered a problem and needs to close,.. i use msn a lot,,.. and now i cant even open the application need help !!!!!thanks Alan

Jonny
Jonny
13 years ago

My alienware laptop is under 6 months old and I instaled vista and then I instaled Windows live messenger but It wont open!!!! same as most of you.. im going crazzy 8-} never will open :((

NEED HELP
NEED HELP
13 years ago

my window live does not open, i tired everthink i can possible do, in insttall 8.o still does not work. there has to be a answe some were out there some must know that answer, please help me. waht can i do. my vista clouse my window live chat.

fronx
fronx
13 years ago

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Same problem^^^^

maria
maria
13 years ago

im having the same problem as so many other people here , it won’t work, it just says its not a valid win32 application:(( its really annoying, i recently re-installed windows and it worked before. any suggestions? ITS URGENT PLEASE!!!!! [-o< thanks! if any one has any tips PLEASEEE email me at charliebarleyrulz@hotmail.com.
thanks again

Dan
Dan
13 years ago

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Emma, I have the exact same problem. New Acer laptop, Vista Home Premium, cannot get it to work even after downloading the supposed patch from Acer which did seemingly nothing!

I don’t use MSN Messenger a great deal, but I’d like the option to use it if I so desire! Stupid MS, stupid ACER – I love my laptop, but this is just shoddy and I want a solution! ~X(

Melinda
Melinda
13 years ago

My Msn is not working but i dont know why? HELP!!!!!!!!!:((:)]>:p:(

kayla
kayla
13 years ago

hiya.

i got my acer laptop with windows vista on it for my birthday may 15th..got internet set up the next day..installed windows live messenger..and it won’t work because of something called deps. its something about data protection security. so to make it work take it to a computer shop and they should be able to sort out what deps lets you go on and what it doesn’t.
i havent got mine sorted out yet. but if anyone has any other solutions..:d/ :-?

Kayla x

Jordon Burns
Jordon Burns
13 years ago

Hi all,

I recently got a new packard bell laptop with Windows Vista Home Premium, i download the windows live messenger but once i try to install it i get ‘Error Creating Process: Reason: The system cannot find the path specified.’ Can anyone help me with this problem, the program won’t even install never mind run!

Thanks, JB

dean
dean
13 years ago

i have got an acer laptop with windows vista! i have downloaded msn messenger but doesnt seem to work its getting right on my nerves!! if anyone has any solutions will you keep me informed thanks :”>

Gareth
Gareth
13 years ago

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hey, have you resolved this problem? i have the same problem with my alienware laptop. can you email me if you have sorted it? cheers Gareth

Vicki
Vicki
13 years ago

Use the following patch for Acer laptops and hopefully it will sort it, it has with my laptop anyway.

http://downloads.fanatic.net.nz/eDSMSN81patch.exe

Laura
Laura
13 years ago

:-? Heyy
My laptop blew up & i thought i was doing good getting a Vista comp .. i was wrong
MSN won’t work & the link it sends you to to “fix” it won’t work eithier ~X(
it kinda sucks
any way to help ?
i’m using ebuddy just now 8-|

Jamie
Jamie
13 years ago

:o heya but i was wondering if anyone could help me with msn, it wont work, it just wont open, why?? argh!! lol could it be because i have windows vista on a new computer? or is it just be stupid, ive done everything, uninstalling it, re installing it, im gonna give up lol
could anyone help??

thankyou, all replys are greatly thanked :d

Jamie x

William
William
13 years ago

[Comment ID #17179 Will Be Quoted Here]
I got the same problem here….
if anyone… please anyone got a solution, please help me!!
i also experience same problem in other applications.
when i open applocale, and try to click browse to target a exe file to open, it just closes the application. i kept on trying different methods, now i am forced to drag and drop the exe file for the applocale to open instead.
i noticed this bug started at the same time as the live messenger started to bug.

:(:(:(

Clarice
Clarice
13 years ago

:d/:d/:d/:d/:d/:d/:d/:d/:d/:d/

whoever gave that patch link to help with the problem, my msn TOTALLY works now. I clicked the link, downloaded the patch and now everything is AOK.

thanks!!

sparky29m
sparky29m
13 years ago

I am having the same prob as all of… after 4 days of emails from microsft trying to fix the problems… today i gave them access to my msn account and a copy of the connection logs for messenger as well as some other Info… so hoefully now they have access to my account they will sort it out.. when they do i will be sure to post a solution for u,

kez
kez
13 years ago

hey all, i have got windows vista on my laptop and it will just not let msn work, it keeps coming up with a error and closing it down. any ideas what i can do??

matt
matt
13 years ago

hiya i got a new laptop wiv the vista programme and how do i go about getting msnmessenger wrkin on it, i’ve donoaded the rogramme but it keeps coming up wiv some error, can u help?

Charity
Charity
13 years ago

:(( I instaled msn 8.0 thousand times it downloads but doesn’t install something about an error please help ……………………I have vista is that the prob??????

Terina
Terina
13 years ago

Same problem as almost everyone else…new laptop using Windows Vista…MSN appeared to download, but cannot even manage to sign in??? Please someone help?

Terina
Terina
13 years ago

How come everyone is asking the same question, but still it goes unanswered?????

Staykool
Staykool
13 years ago

Hey guys, get yourself SKYPE….this is the solution…forget MSN

Starlite KNight
Starlite KNight
13 years ago

I just got an Acer Aspire 9300-5390 laptop. The Acer OrbiCam software didn’t work after installing Windows Live Messenger. I downloaded the drivers from Acer’s site and the sofware works now. However, even after restoring factory default settings (even though I just got this laptop), whenever I try going to the “Advanced…” webcam settings, WLM closes on me and I get an error message. :(( DEP gives me a message saying it can’t be turned off for WLM as well. :((

robert hunter
robert hunter
13 years ago

i cant get my msn messenger to work. my pc isnt letting me.whats wrong

Amber L
Amber L
13 years ago

okay my msn totally doesn’y work it says that windows vista is not compatabe and to download a patch. well the patch wort download so what should i do ??