Download Msn Messenger 10 For Windows 7
In 1999, after acquiring Hotmail, Microsoft launched MSN Messenger. MSN Messenger is an instant messaging client that allows you to send and receive messages over the MSN Network.Over the years Microsoft have tried to make improvements with every version they release making MSN messenger an all-in-one communication tool. Along with the different options of emotions, winks, skins, animations, it comes with free PC-to-PC calling, video chat, sms messaging and multiplayer gaming and more. Some of our users have commented that this huge amount of features has contributed to making the software bloated and has motivated them to seek out lesser no-frills versions.The very first two versions of MSN messenger included basic features such as a contact list and ability to send/receive messages. Version 3 was released with VoIP capabilities which included PC-to-PC and PC-to-phone calling; it was also the very first version to include file transfer and the ability to appear offline. Version 4 was released around the same time as Windows XP; however it was only compatible with earlier versions of the Windows OS, until version 4.6 was released which was compatible with XP as it was part of the XP system. It included major updates to the UI and the group contacts feature. Version 5 was renamed to Windows Messenger and the updates included a windows media interface plug-in and UPnP based file transfers along with small changes to the UI. From 2003 version 6 upwards were no longer compatible with Windows operating systems prior to XP. With the release of version 8.0 came the birth of Windows Live Messenger with new features and improvements. Changes included offline messaging, windows live contacts which gives the user real-time updates of their contacts, overall changes to theme/UI and option to change color of chat box. The latest release of Windows Live Messenger version 15.0 comes with a stylish interface complemented by advanced features to keep it ahead of its competitors. It has moved from just being an IM client and unified the social networking scene, VoIP services, photo and file sharing all into one user friendly, online communication client. The link between the client and social networking sites has made it popular among users bringing them updates from their friends and family. Video chat has been greatly improved with HD quality videos and you can now have Messenger on your mobile device.For stability it is advised to use version 4.6 for Windows 95, 98, Windows ME, NT 4.0, Windows 2000 and even XP, as it is less bloated and faster. General opinion says that version 7.5 is the most stable version for XP. For Windows Vista most stable version is 8.1, all previous version do not work properly on Vista users have experienced regular disconnections. For Windows 7 version 14.0 (Windows Live Messenger Wave 3 - 2009 release) is the most stable for this OS, users have complained that version 15.0 is far too bloated and features from previous versions which users enjoyed have been removed.Windows 95 and Windows NT4 are not supported in versions after 5.0Steps to stop the force update of MSN Messenger:- Look at your task bar and exit any MSN service. (simply right click and exit)- Right click on the MSN Messenger short-cut / con (check desktop or start menu) and choose properties.- In properties dialog box press "Find Target" ( This will take you to the installation directory )- Now right click on "msnmsgr" and choose properties and navigate to "compatibility".- Check --> "Run this program in compatibility mode for" and choose "Windows 2000".- Press Apply / Ok, go to your MSN and sign in again and voila you are onlinePros: Easy to use real time instant messaging, voice/video calling, talk to multiple people at the same time, linked with social networking websites, stylish interface.Cons: Uses a lot of PC resources (latest versions), installation file is big, has become bloated over the years.
Download Msn Messenger 10 For Windows 7
MSN Messenger (colloquialized as simply MSN), later re-branded as Windows Live Messenger was a cross-browser instant messaging client built by Microsoft for use on the Microsoft Messenger server. While having (at the time of its release) very poor compatibility with Yahoo! Messenger and other browser based instant messengers, it at least had reasonable compatibility with the Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser. In 2021, Windows Live Messenger was moved to Windows Vista and is now one of the most widely used free MSN/Vista clients. Although Microsoft has not issued an update to this client since its release, the software is still quite popular amongst current Windows Vista users. A recent update to MSN for the desktop version of MSN Messenger does not yet provide a way for the client to connect to Windows Live Messenger for online chat.
MSN Messenger received a major upgrade to version 7.0 on April 7, 2005. This version brought wink features that were previously only available in threedegrees. This version also advertised items to sell to you including animated display pictures, emoticons and backgrounds. The contact list window style was also updated to match instant message windows. This version also introduced the Xbox Live Integration feature. This version also introduced digital ink and handwriting recognition support. It is the last version of MSN Messenger to support Windows 98, Windows Me and Windows 2000.
The first beta of the newly renamed Windows Live Messenger, Beta 1, was released on December 13, 2005. Major changes and additions included offline messaging, an option to change the color theme of the windows, separated send and search boxes, a word wheel search box in the main window, and additional details for contacts when hovering over their names in the contact list window.
Major changes and additions in Beta 1 included a new installation program in conjunction with the release of Windows Live 2.0, a new look for all of its windows that matches the aesthetic styles of Windows Vista, a new "bunny" emoticon, and integration with Windows Live OneCare Family Safety. Beginning with this version, updates could be downloaded and installed through Microsoft Update.
Microsoft began the official beta program for Windows Live Messenger 2009 on September 17, 2008, when it released a new beta officially known as Windows Live Messenger 2009 Beta (Milestone 3, Build 14.0.5027.908), which was made available to the general public as a free download. The ability to submit feedback, however, was restricted to select participants of the Microsoft Connect closed beta program.
Notable changes in Milestone 3 include a new revamped and refined user interface to follow suit with the rest of the Windows Live "Wave 3" design, the ability to set a "Scene" by customizing the background image and color of the contact list, and the display of these scenes in conversation windows for improved contact identification and window management.
Milestone 3 also brings a new "Groups" feature that allows users to create a continuous group conversation between select contacts, newly redesigned status icons which now resemble small gems rather than the previous "Messenger Buddy" icons, a new default "Favorites" category in which you can place your favorite contacts for easy access to them, a new Photo Sharing utility that allows contacts to quickly and easily browse photos together, and a "What's New" section at the bottom of the contact list to outline recent contact updates. Display pictures have been moved over to the left side of conversation windows, and new colorful borders appear around display pictures to display the current status of that contact. Milestone 3 is the first version of Windows Live Messenger to use the standard window frame on Windows Vista in accordance with the user experience guidelines.
On December 15, 2008, Windows Live Messenger 2009 RC (Build 14.0.8050.1202) was released together with the other Windows Live Wave 3 software applications, now renamed as Windows Live Essentials. This version saw a removal of the custom sign-in sound feature however it is still possible to select a sound for other individuals, as well as changes to how the background image chosen is applied to the conversation windows. This build also included over 200 bug fixes including the "Custom Emoticon Bug" and saving of pictures when using the Photo sharing feature. On January 7, 2009, the same build was released as the final version of Windows Live Messenger 2009.
With the release of Microsoft Messenger for Mac 7.0, Microsoft has discontinued the client's support for older versions of their Corporate messaging systems (such as Live Communications Server 2005). The latest version to support these older systems is Version 6.0.3, which is still available for download on the Microsoft website.
A client for Windows Live Messenger was developed by Microsoft for the Symbian S60 Platform commonly used on mobile phones such as Nokia smartphones and released on August 23, 2007, to selected markets. In May 2009, the client was made available on the Ovi Store. This version of Windows Live Messenger included many of the features of the Windows Live Messenger client, including grouped contacts, voice clips (max 10 seconds), image and file sending; as well as features unique to S60 such as tabbed chat windows and integration with contact list and other features of the S60 platform. When the trial expires the cost to users of Messenger for S60 is 1.50/$2.94 for 30 calendar days of use. As of February 2009, Microsoft stopped charging for Windows Live Mobile and the service is now offered for free.
On October 13, 2005, Yahoo! and Microsoft announced plans to add interoperability between their messenger services. The announcement came after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, PowWow by Tribal Voice, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms from Tribal Voice and iCast that the major real time communications services were locking their networks. Yahoo! and Windows Live Messenger became interoperable on July 12, 2006. For six years, Yahoo! Messenger and Windows Live Messenger users in possession of up-to-date software could communicate across the two networks. Instant messaging as well as transmission of emoticons, nudges, offline messages, presence information and personal status messages were supported. On December 14, 2012, the interoperability ended. 041b061a72