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Should I Bother Upgrading to 6.2?

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November 28, 2004 1:55:07 AM

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I will be soon purchasing a Logitech Quick Cam Pro 4000
camera for business communication with an associate in
Colorado. My Linksys WRT54G Router is Universal Plug and
Play compatible and I have broadband access. My current
OS is XP Pro SP2. I currently have Messenger 4.7
installed. Do you see a benefit in upgrading to 6.2
prior to purchasing and installing the camera? Should my
business partner also have the same version of Messenger
installed as well? I know he is running XP Pro SP2 as
well.

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Anonymous
November 28, 2004 11:32:36 AM

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Greetings Chris,

Unles the WRT54G has support for Messenger file transfer (as an ALG built-in), upgrading to
MSN Messenger 6.x will allow you to send file transfers.

I think however the biggest benefit in this scenario is that MSN Messenger 6.x allows you to
expand your video window (as shown here:
http://messenger.jonathankay.com/screens/viewbig.gif

In Windows Messenger 4.7, the video window is a set size and quite small (176 x 144).

MSN Messenger 6.2 actually has two video modes (both of which are size expandable), a
"Webcam" functionality (which gives you the best quality and works on all Windows versions
that MSN Messenger 6.x installs on) and "Video Conference" (which is backwards compatible
with Windows Messenger 4.7 and only works on XP).
____________________________________________
Jonathan Kay
Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
Associate Expert
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2004 Jonathan Kay.
You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.

"Chris" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:973601c4d517$323e3c00$a401280a@phx.gbl...
>I will be soon purchasing a Logitech Quick Cam Pro 4000
> camera for business communication with an associate in
> Colorado. My Linksys WRT54G Router is Universal Plug and
> Play compatible and I have broadband access. My current
> OS is XP Pro SP2. I currently have Messenger 4.7
> installed. Do you see a benefit in upgrading to 6.2
> prior to purchasing and installing the camera? Should my
> business partner also have the same version of Messenger
> installed as well? I know he is running XP Pro SP2 as
> well.
November 28, 2004 9:51:32 PM

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Jonathan,

Thank you kind sir. I will proceed with the upgrade,
purchase the camera and give it a try. I will also ask
my associate to set up a parallel install in Colorado.
My hope is that all of this will be easy!

Thank you again.
>-----Original Message-----
>Greetings Chris,
>
>Unles the WRT54G has support for Messenger file transfer
(as an ALG built-in), upgrading to
>MSN Messenger 6.x will allow you to send file transfers.
>
>I think however the biggest benefit in this scenario is
that MSN Messenger 6.x allows you to
>expand your video window (as shown here:
>http://messenger.jonathankay.com/screens/viewbig.gif
>
>In Windows Messenger 4.7, the video window is a set size
and quite small (176 x 144).
>
>MSN Messenger 6.2 actually has two video modes (both of
which are size expandable), a
>"Webcam" functionality (which gives you the best quality
and works on all Windows versions
>that MSN Messenger 6.x installs on) and "Video
Conference" (which is backwards compatible
>with Windows Messenger 4.7 and only works on XP).
>____________________________________________
>Jonathan Kay
>Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
>Associate Expert
>http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
>Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
>All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2004
Jonathan Kay.
>You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.
>
>"Chris" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
>news:973601c4d517$323e3c00$a401280a@phx.gbl...
>>I will be soon purchasing a Logitech Quick Cam Pro 4000
>> camera for business communication with an associate in
>> Colorado. My Linksys WRT54G Router is Universal Plug
and
>> Play compatible and I have broadband access. My
current
>> OS is XP Pro SP2. I currently have Messenger 4.7
>> installed. Do you see a benefit in upgrading to 6.2
>> prior to purchasing and installing the camera? Should
my
>> business partner also have the same version of
Messenger
>> installed as well? I know he is running XP Pro SP2 as
>> well.
>
>
>.
>
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Anonymous
November 29, 2004 12:08:46 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

Hi Chris,

Let us know if you encounter any other issues.
____________________________________________
Jonathan Kay
Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
Associate Expert
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2004 Jonathan Kay.
You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.

"Chris" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:a30401c4d5be$557c5290$a601280a@phx.gbl...
> Jonathan,
>
> Thank you kind sir. I will proceed with the upgrade,
> purchase the camera and give it a try. I will also ask
> my associate to set up a parallel install in Colorado.
> My hope is that all of this will be easy!
>
> Thank you again.
>>-----Original Message-----
>>Greetings Chris,
>>
>>Unles the WRT54G has support for Messenger file transfer
> (as an ALG built-in), upgrading to
>>MSN Messenger 6.x will allow you to send file transfers.
>>
>>I think however the biggest benefit in this scenario is
> that MSN Messenger 6.x allows you to
>>expand your video window (as shown here:
>>http://messenger.jonathankay.com/screens/viewbig.gif
>>
>>In Windows Messenger 4.7, the video window is a set size
> and quite small (176 x 144).
>>
>>MSN Messenger 6.2 actually has two video modes (both of
> which are size expandable), a
>>"Webcam" functionality (which gives you the best quality
> and works on all Windows versions
>>that MSN Messenger 6.x installs on) and "Video
> Conference" (which is backwards compatible
>>with Windows Messenger 4.7 and only works on XP).
>>____________________________________________
>>Jonathan Kay
>>Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
>>Associate Expert
>>http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
>>Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
>>All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2004
> Jonathan Kay.
>>You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.
>>
>>"Chris" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message
>>news:973601c4d517$323e3c00$a401280a@phx.gbl...
>>>I will be soon purchasing a Logitech Quick Cam Pro 4000
>>> camera for business communication with an associate in
>>> Colorado. My Linksys WRT54G Router is Universal Plug
> and
>>> Play compatible and I have broadband access. My
> current
>>> OS is XP Pro SP2. I currently have Messenger 4.7
>>> installed. Do you see a benefit in upgrading to 6.2
>>> prior to purchasing and installing the camera? Should
> my
>>> business partner also have the same version of
> Messenger
>>> installed as well? I know he is running XP Pro SP2 as
>>> well.
>>
>>
>>.
>>
November 29, 2004 1:45:39 PM

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A question regarding Windows messenger 7.2 in XP.
Do I need the exact same version of messenger as the person I want to
see/talk to.
We both have windows XP and both have headsets and web cams.
My freind has windows messenger and msn messenger and uses msn one.
I have only windows messenger and when I tried using the camera or voice it
just crashes my messenger.
If I talk to another freind (voice only)who has the same version of windows
messenger then no problems.
Is it because the other person uses MSN messenger and I use windows
messenger that we cannot see/talk to each other?
Hope you can help,
thnx
Anonymous
November 29, 2004 1:45:40 PM

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Hi,

Just for clarification, the latest version of Windows Messenger are 4.7, 5.0 and 5.1 -- there
is no 7.2.

As long as you're the one initiating or your friend on MSN Messenger is selecting the "Video
Conference" option (as opposed to "Webcam"), it should be fine.

However, at no time should Messenger just "crash" due to an incompatibility like that. What
camera are you using?
____________________________________________
Jonathan Kay
Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
Associate Expert
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2004 Jonathan Kay.
You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.

"Nero" <nero@rome.it> wrote in message
news:41aafd68$0$43614$ed2e19e4@ptn-nntp-reader04.plus.net...
>A question regarding Windows messenger 7.2 in XP.
> Do I need the exact same version of messenger as the person I want to
> see/talk to.
> We both have windows XP and both have headsets and web cams.
> My freind has windows messenger and msn messenger and uses msn one.
> I have only windows messenger and when I tried using the camera or voice it
> just crashes my messenger.
> If I talk to another freind (voice only)who has the same version of windows
> messenger then no problems.
> Is it because the other person uses MSN messenger and I use windows
> messenger that we cannot see/talk to each other?
> Hope you can help,
> thnx
>
>
!