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MSN MESENGER/WINDMESGER? Can I use the same acct/

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May 23, 2005 9:12:37 PM

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

I have used windows messenger for a long time, a friend wants me to use
video chat, but I need the newest version of msn messenger.
Can I use the same acct for MSN messenger, when I went to sign it wanted me
to use a 6 password, my hotmail acct is less, but I it says I can use the
same acct?
Is there another newsgropu for msn messenger?
I go to create credentials, and want to use my hotmail.com acct, but it has
like i say 6 character minimum. I have a feeling this is going to mess up my
acct. or/and my windows messenger?

thanks
Anonymous
May 24, 2005 4:23:31 PM

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

Greetings Bruce,

Windows Messenger and MSN Messenger operate on the same network (the .NET Messenger network),
with the same user names and passwords. As such, you can login to MSN Messenger exactly the
same way you log into Windows Messenger. Don't create a new account, just use the same one.

However if you want to avoid all the hassle, be aware that both clients are still compatible,
your friend is just initiating the "wrong" type of video request. If you initiate the video
request from Windows Messenger, then he still should to accept it (assuming he's using 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) 2005 Jonathan Kay.
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"Bruce" <notreally@idontwantoo.com> wrote in message
news:o haVjw9XFHA.2076@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>I have used windows messenger for a long time, a friend wants me to use video chat, but I
>need the newest version of msn messenger.
> Can I use the same acct for MSN messenger, when I went to sign it wanted me to use a 6
> password, my hotmail acct is less, but I it says I can use the same acct?
> Is there another newsgropu for msn messenger?
> I go to create credentials, and want to use my hotmail.com acct, but it has like i say 6
> character minimum. I have a feeling this is going to mess up my acct. or/and my windows
> messenger?
>
> thanks
>
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