Windows Messenger / MSN Messenger - What difference?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Bob Fleming, Oct 4, 2003.

  1. Bob Fleming

    Bob Fleming Guest

    Hi, I am currently running Windows XP which had Windows Messenger 4.7 on it.
    I recently installed a similar product called MSN Messenger 6 thinking that
    was an update. Result is that now I cannot get voice and video connections
    anymore and and have screwed up "remote assistance" as well.

    Is "Windows Messaging 4.7" distinctly different from "MSN Messenger 6" and
    should I have stuck with Windows Messaging that came with WinXP in the first

    Many thanks,

    Bob Fleming, Oct 4, 2003
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  2. Bob Fleming

    Rosco Guest

    MSN Messenger and Windows Messenger are indeed differnet, but not by
    much. Windows Messener is integrated into XP as part of the OS and MSN
    Messenger is an addon for all versions of Windows.(not sure about 3.1)
    To restore Windows Messegner, simply uninstall MSN Messenger then go to
    this link
    Click on the "here" part of "If you are running a version older than
    4.7.2000, click here to upgrade" That should restore everything
    Rosco, Oct 4, 2003
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  3. Bob Fleming

    Bob Fleming Guest


    Many thanks.


    Bob Fleming, Oct 4, 2003
  4. Bob Fleming

    Rosco Guest

    No problem, hope it helps

    Rosco, Oct 4, 2003
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