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SP2 issue: here is a work-around

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Anonymous
February 10, 2005 5:05:14 PM

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Hi

If you have Win XP with SP1 and Windows Messenger 4.7 installed and
then you install SP2 you will have the problem that Windows Messenger
does not log-in automatically anymore when you start Windows. In fact,
in the Options dialogue you cannot activate the "automatic start when
whindows starts" feature. This option is simply not there!

The funny thing is that if you install Windows XP with integrated SP2
the feature is there and works fine. So the problem only occurs when
you install SP2 seperately.

So if you don't want to Format C: and install XP with integrated SP2
here is what to do: All you can do is install Windows Messenger 5 or
5.1. There you have this feature again. And it works fine. I also
managed to install 4.7.2009 or so. There it also worked, but I head
about security problems with that version (Service Pack 2 updates the
4.7 messenger to 4.7.3000 and the February 05 update to 4.7.3001. so I
didnt' want to have 4.7.200x installed and therefore prefer the latest
5.1 version.

Maybe Jonathan could add this information to his very valuable website.
http://messenger.jonathankay.com/

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Anonymous
February 11, 2005 2:11:01 AM

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What is the difference between 5.1 and 4.7.3001? I only do occasional chat.
Is 5.1 better and more efficient? Or is it mostly meant for corporates. Is
5.1 more of a resource hog? I uninstalled MSN Messenger 6.1 because it slowed
down my system.
TIA.

"Alain Stucki" wrote:

> Hi
>
> If you have Win XP with SP1 and Windows Messenger 4.7 installed and
> then you install SP2 you will have the problem that Windows Messenger
> does not log-in automatically anymore when you start Windows. In fact,
> in the Options dialogue you cannot activate the "automatic start when
> whindows starts" feature. This option is simply not there!
>
> The funny thing is that if you install Windows XP with integrated SP2
> the feature is there and works fine. So the problem only occurs when
> you install SP2 seperately.
>
> So if you don't want to Format C: and install XP with integrated SP2
> here is what to do: All you can do is install Windows Messenger 5 or
> 5.1. There you have this feature again. And it works fine. I also
> managed to install 4.7.2009 or so. There it also worked, but I head
> about security problems with that version (Service Pack 2 updates the
> 4.7 messenger to 4.7.3000 and the February 05 update to 4.7.3001. so I
> didnt' want to have 4.7.200x installed and therefore prefer the latest
> 5.1 version.
>
> Maybe Jonathan could add this information to his very valuable website.
> http://messenger.jonathankay.com/
>
>
Anonymous
February 11, 2005 2:21:24 PM

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5.1 can connect to some corporate exchange server thing. If you don't
need that, the 4.7.3001 is fine.
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Anonymous
February 12, 2005 1:37:03 AM

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Thanks for your reply. I guess it is good old 4.7 for me. I must say that
after the recent patch/update it is pretty fast at logging in and still shows
low resource use as compared to msn msgr 6.2.
"Alain Stucki" wrote:

> 5.1 can connect to some corporate exchange server thing. If you don't
> need that, the 4.7.3001 is fine.
>
>
February 14, 2005 10:28:41 PM

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What kinda resources? Are you really running a 486 PC? :-)

I find 5.1 a very good solution for those, who don't want to see a candy-box
beauty of 6.2. However i still couldn't find why Microsoft provides a link
to 5.0 build while 5.1 already exists. I am now with 6.2, 7.0beta contains a
lot of cosmetic bugs at least and i didn't like it. On the other side, even
5.1 is a bit complicated in comparison with 4.7, it's obvious i think.

--
Pavel


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> Thanks for your reply. I guess it is good old 4.7 for me. I must say that
> after the recent patch/update it is pretty fast at logging in and still
> shows
> low resource use as compared to msn msgr 6.2.
> "Alain Stucki" wrote:
>
>> 5.1 can connect to some corporate exchange server thing. If you don't
>> need that, the 4.7.3001 is fine.
>>
>>
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