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March 23, 2005 11:09:02 PM

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

I noticed there was a higher version of windows messenger than what I had
which was verson 4.7. I never have installed the windows XP SP2 because of
vulnerabilities. I tried last night to download and install the latest
version of windows messenger but I keep coming up with errors and says I
should download the SP2 pack, which I do not want. how do I revert back to
the previous version of messenger that was working for me? Thanks for your
help.
--
Linda
March 23, 2005 11:31:03 PM

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

I just searched my program files and did find windows messenger 5.1, so I
loaded that and it seems to be working. Why can't the updates be stand alone
from the service pack????????????

"Linda" wrote:

> I noticed there was a higher version of windows messenger than what I had
> which was verson 4.7. I never have installed the windows XP SP2 because of
> vulnerabilities. I tried last night to download and install the latest
> version of windows messenger but I keep coming up with errors and says I
> should download the SP2 pack, which I do not want. how do I revert back to
> the previous version of messenger that was working for me? Thanks for your
> help.
> --
> Linda
Anonymous
March 24, 2005 11:35:50 AM

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

Hi Linda,

Simply because separating them requires plenty of testing and resources which aren't really
necessary.

Windows XP SP2 has less vulnerabilities than any Windows version before; you are -more-
protected with SP2 than you are with any Windows version. In fact there are some
vulnerabilities which are only exploitable if you're -not- using SP2.
____________________________________________
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.

"Linda" <Linda@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:410BFA5F-8DD1-462E-A585-9DC75FED1263@microsoft.com...
>I just searched my program files and did find windows messenger 5.1, so I
> loaded that and it seems to be working. Why can't the updates be stand alone
> from the service pack????????????
>
> "Linda" wrote:
>
>> I noticed there was a higher version of windows messenger than what I had
>> which was verson 4.7. I never have installed the windows XP SP2 because of
>> vulnerabilities. I tried last night to download and install the latest
>> version of windows messenger but I keep coming up with errors and says I
>> should download the SP2 pack, which I do not want. how do I revert back to
>> the previous version of messenger that was working for me? Thanks for your
>> help.
>> --
>> Linda
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March 24, 2005 5:25:12 PM

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

Thanks Jonathan, I think I will update and download the SP2, seems other
people haven't had any problems with it. I hope it will clear up the issue,
but then I did manage to get messenger running anyway. Thanks again.

"Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:

> Hi Linda,
>
> Simply because separating them requires plenty of testing and resources which aren't really
> necessary.
>
> Windows XP SP2 has less vulnerabilities than any Windows version before; you are -more-
> protected with SP2 than you are with any Windows version. In fact there are some
> vulnerabilities which are only exploitable if you're -not- using SP2.
> ____________________________________________
> 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.
>
> "Linda" <Linda@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:410BFA5F-8DD1-462E-A585-9DC75FED1263@microsoft.com...
> >I just searched my program files and did find windows messenger 5.1, so I
> > loaded that and it seems to be working. Why can't the updates be stand alone
> > from the service pack????????????
> >
> > "Linda" wrote:
> >
> >> I noticed there was a higher version of windows messenger than what I had
> >> which was verson 4.7. I never have installed the windows XP SP2 because of
> >> vulnerabilities. I tried last night to download and install the latest
> >> version of windows messenger but I keep coming up with errors and says I
> >> should download the SP2 pack, which I do not want. how do I revert back to
> >> the previous version of messenger that was working for me? Thanks for your
> >> help.
> >> --
> >> Linda
>
>
>
March 25, 2005 1:07:03 AM

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

ok, so I downloaded and installed the SP2 this evening after trying a second
time to do it. Now I am on line on windows messenger but there is no icon
telling me that I am on line. what's up with that? isn't there a higher
version of the messenger to use? Thanks

"Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:

> Hi Linda,
>
> Simply because separating them requires plenty of testing and resources which aren't really
> necessary.
>
> Windows XP SP2 has less vulnerabilities than any Windows version before; you are -more-
> protected with SP2 than you are with any Windows version. In fact there are some
> vulnerabilities which are only exploitable if you're -not- using SP2.
> ____________________________________________
> 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.
>
> "Linda" <Linda@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:410BFA5F-8DD1-462E-A585-9DC75FED1263@microsoft.com...
> >I just searched my program files and did find windows messenger 5.1, so I
> > loaded that and it seems to be working. Why can't the updates be stand alone
> > from the service pack????????????
> >
> > "Linda" wrote:
> >
> >> I noticed there was a higher version of windows messenger than what I had
> >> which was verson 4.7. I never have installed the windows XP SP2 because of
> >> vulnerabilities. I tried last night to download and install the latest
> >> version of windows messenger but I keep coming up with errors and says I
> >> should download the SP2 pack, which I do not want. how do I revert back to
> >> the previous version of messenger that was working for me? Thanks for your
> >> help.
> >> --
> >> Linda
>
>
>
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