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I am confused....what Messanger am I meant to use for Windows XP.

I was using 4.7 of Win Mess and then "upgraded" to MSN Mess but hated all of
those extra tabs for chat rooms etc (something my kids DON'T need!) so I
uninstalled MSN and went back to Win Mess 4.7.

Now for some reason it no longer auto-logins it loads but doesn't login.

So I have now gone to Win Mess 5.1 (which I didn't know even
existed)....have yet to test the auto-login.

MS, please sort out this confusion.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

    Wayne,
    Probably the reason you have not received a reply to your question by the
    experts is because they are tired of repeating the same information.
    However, you might try posing your question on "Google" or "Ask Geeves"
    search engines.
    I would begin by looking at the MS document
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;330117, it talks
    about MSN Windows 5.0 and we are now up to 6.2 but basically the information
    is correct.

    "Wayne Boxall" <boxall_w@NOSPAM.yahoo.com.au> wrote in message
    news:ukzUdizBFHA.2876@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    >I am confused....what Messanger am I meant to use for Windows XP.
    >
    > I was using 4.7 of Win Mess and then "upgraded" to MSN Mess but hated all
    > of those extra tabs for chat rooms etc (something my kids DON'T need!) so
    > I uninstalled MSN and went back to Win Mess 4.7.
    >
    > Now for some reason it no longer auto-logins it loads but doesn't login.
    >
    > So I have now gone to Win Mess 5.1 (which I didn't know even
    > existed)....have yet to test the auto-login.
    >
    > MS, please sort out this confusion.
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

    MSN Windows 5.0 should read MSN Messenger 5.0

    "Clive" <anomynous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:ub61hIPDFHA.1396@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > Wayne,
    > Probably the reason you have not received a reply to your question by the
    > experts is because they are tired of repeating the same information.
    > However, you might try posing your question on "Google" or "Ask Geeves"
    > search engines.
    > I would begin by looking at the MS document
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;330117, it talks
    > about MSN Windows 5.0 and we are now up to 6.2 but basically the
    > information is correct.
    >
    > "Wayne Boxall" <boxall_w@NOSPAM.yahoo.com.au> wrote in message
    > news:ukzUdizBFHA.2876@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    >>I am confused....what Messanger am I meant to use for Windows XP.
    >>
    >> I was using 4.7 of Win Mess and then "upgraded" to MSN Mess but hated all
    >> of those extra tabs for chat rooms etc (something my kids DON'T need!) so
    >> I uninstalled MSN and went back to Win Mess 4.7.
    >>
    >> Now for some reason it no longer auto-logins it loads but doesn't login.
    >>
    >> So I have now gone to Win Mess 5.1 (which I didn't know even
    >> existed)....have yet to test the auto-login.
    >>
    >> MS, please sort out this confusion.
    >>
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

    ANYONE????

    "Wayne Boxall" <boxall_w@NOSPAM.yahoo.com.au> wrote in message
    news:ukzUdizBFHA.2876@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    >I am confused....what Messanger am I meant to use for Windows XP.
    >
    > I was using 4.7 of Win Mess and then "upgraded" to MSN Mess but hated all
    > of those extra tabs for chat rooms etc (something my kids DON'T need!) so
    > I uninstalled MSN and went back to Win Mess 4.7.
    >
    > Now for some reason it no longer auto-logins it loads but doesn't login.
    >
    > So I have now gone to Win Mess 5.1 (which I didn't know even
    > existed)....have yet to test the auto-login.
    >
    > MS, please sort out this confusion.
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

    Can't anyone help?

    And why does it not autologon?

    "Wayne Boxall" <boxall_w@NOSPAM.yahoo.com.au> wrote in message
    news:ukzUdizBFHA.2876@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    >I am confused....what Messanger am I meant to use for Windows XP.
    >
    > I was using 4.7 of Win Mess and then "upgraded" to MSN Mess but hated all
    > of those extra tabs for chat rooms etc (something my kids DON'T need!) so
    > I uninstalled MSN and went back to Win Mess 4.7.
    >
    > Now for some reason it no longer auto-logins it loads but doesn't login.
    >
    > So I have now gone to Win Mess 5.1 (which I didn't know even
    > existed)....have yet to test the auto-login.
    >
    > MS, please sort out this confusion.
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

    you can use either MSN or Windows messenger for XP, but MSN will not work
    without windows messenger installed. What one you use is up to you -
    depending what you want from the software (i.e. do you want what MSN
    Messenger offers or what Windows Messenger offers). It would appear you
    prefer Windows messenger so if it does what you want and you prefer it stick
    with that one.
    For your log in problem try opening Windows Messenger, go to tools, options,
    preferences and check that 'Run Windows Messenger when Windows starts' is
    checked and also 'Allow Windows Messenger to run in the background' is
    checked.
    I'm not sure if this will work but it's worth a shot.
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

    Sorry i made a mistake with what i said you should do for the auto log-in.
    When you log in manually the screen which you enter your username and
    password should have a box below it with 'Sign me in automatically' next it.
    Ensure this box has a tick in it and the next time you load Windows Messenger
    it should log you in automatically. If you still have the problem then i am
    unab;e to help you and you may want to seek further help.
    Hope it does help.
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

    Hi,

    MSN Messenger will work fine without Windows Messenger (for the record, I don't even have
    Windows Messenger installed on my primary desktop right now). Remote Assistance, Whiteboard
    and Application Sharing won't work, but otherwise it will be fine.
    ____________________________________________
    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) 2005 Jonathan Kay.
    You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.


    "Michael E" <MichaelE@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:EAD9987E-8DA7-4D1A-B045-D1F3F1236D64@microsoft.com...
    > you can use either MSN or Windows messenger for XP, but MSN will not work
    > without windows messenger installed. What one you use is up to you -
    > depending what you want from the software (i.e. do you want what MSN
    > Messenger offers or what Windows Messenger offers). It would appear you
    > prefer Windows messenger so if it does what you want and you prefer it stick
    > with that one.
    > For your log in problem try opening Windows Messenger, go to tools, options,
    > preferences and check that 'Run Windows Messenger when Windows starts' is
    > checked and also 'Allow Windows Messenger to run in the background' is
    > checked.
    > I'm not sure if this will work but it's worth a shot.
  8. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

    Wayne,
    I was having the same problem until today. Here is what I had to do.
    I went into Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs>Add/Remove Windows
    Components and removed MSN Explorer. Then I completely uninstalled
    Windows Messenger this web page tells you how
    http://www.petri.co.il/uninstall_windows_messenger_in_windows_xp.htm
    I, then, rebooted and reinstalled Windows Messenger 5.1. It now
    autostarts when I log into Windows.

    I hope this works for you.


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