Question about PC Desktops

1 Answer

I have an older version of Windows Live Messenger. How do I install the latest version?

Posted by on

  • creoneagle1 Sep 02, 2008

    Great service..I appreciate all your help...good job.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 241 Answers

Go to Microsoft Update Page or if you go to your start menu and find Messenger go to the settings and look for update. I am not sure how old or what version you have so this may not be available in your settings

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

  • Jayson Brollini
    Jayson Brollini Sep 02, 2008

    Thank you plese don't forget to
    Rate the Advise from FixYa ExpertKindofcheap


×

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I can't install windows live messenger, it encounter a network error while attempting to read from the file C:\WINDOWS\Installer\Messenger.msi


I found the site below and thought of your situation. Here is the message I received:
-------
"Network error occurred while attempting to read from the file:
C:\\WINDOWS/Installer/Messenger.msi
Please close all other open programs, and then try again. It looks like another program is preventing the installer from working. hr.0x80070643"
-------
If it's the same message, and you haven't found a solution yet, then this will do the trick. Although it's an older post, it works just fine for the current 14.0.8117.416 Messenger update issue:
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/forums/index.cfm?action=showthread&threadid=346865&forumid=1
Scroll about halfway down the page. Look for Microsoft Customer Support (Joan, Technical Support, Live Essentials):
Note: For the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility, I downloaded from this link (you'll want the latest version wherever you get it - 2.5.0.1):
http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Windows-Installer-CleanUp-Utility-Download-18442.html

Jan 23, 2011 | PC Desktops

4 Answers

I have a new compaq computer which has recently downloaded all my old infomation. However, now my live messenger hotmail account continues to revert back to the classic version of hotmail when I want the...


Just go to the control panel and in that go to add or remove programs in that remove or uninstall the older version and then download new version of the hot mail messenger .

Hope this helps you .

Thanks for using Fixya

Sep 22, 2008 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

Window live messanger not working


Go to add/remove programs, to uninstall, Find messenger. When you try to uninstall messenger it will/should give you a "Repair" option, do that first. If that doesn't work, try a download of the latest version and try to install that. Else try link below. www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_messenger.htm

Mar 07, 2010 | Acer Aspire T180 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Cannot install upgrade to messenger so I can use my webcam


First uninstall the one you have
then do a windows update on your pc
you should be able to download an update for messenger after that.
If you still can't then open add and remove programs
then windows programs scroll down and make sure there is no check mark in windows messenger
if there is then take it out once done restart pc then download windows live messenger again

Jan 15, 2009 | PC Desktops

9 Answers

When i am on msn and want to put on webcam a message appears in a conversation saying Messenger is not available right now. Please try again later. (0x8ac70202)


This might be a compatibility problem between your webcam drivers with the new Windows Live Messenger program. You may want to:

1. Update your webcam drivers and see if Windows Live Messenger can detect it when you run the Audio Video setup from its Tools menu.

2. Or you can downgrade back to the older version of Windows Live Messenger which is compatible for your camera. Doing this however also requires that you uninstall all the Windows Live Beta products from your computer.

Note: You will not see a separate Windows Live Messenger on your Add/Remove programs, instead you will either see there Windows Live Beta products or Windows Live Essentials.

You can download the older versions of Windows Live Messenger from:

Windows Live Messenger 8.1:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=d78f2ff1-79ea-4066-8ba0-ddbed94864fc&displaylang=en

Windows Live Messenger 8.5:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7a1aae73-48cc-4f7a-b445-0487bd5e84ef&displaylang=en


~ Carlos

Nov 10, 2008 | PC Desktops

2 Answers

Messenger


Try Re-Installing Live Messenger. FYI the Latest Windows Live Messenger needs a file update to be downloaded from MS site. Its a KB File. You may need to download that file. Please update further..

Oct 25, 2008 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

Thank you for helpme the problem is when i open the windows live massenger the page is open bat the problem is . when i need the start de conversation with my family some page is open en the think seid...


http://windowslive.com/Explore/Messenger

goto the following above link download the latest version of windows live messenger.

First goto your add/remove programs in your control panel remove windows live messenger, then restart your computer now install the newest version of it and see if this helps fix the issue.

also make sure you computer meets the minimum requirements of windows live messenger.
these are as follows.

Operating System Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later, or Windows Vista
Windows Live programs do not support Windows XP Professional x64 Edition. Windows Live Family Safety does not support 64-bit editions of Windows. Processor Minimum 800 MHz processor Memory Minimum 128 MB of RAM (256 MB or more recommended) Browser Internet Explorer 6 or later Internet connection Internet functionality requires dial-up or broadband Internet access (provided separately). Local or long-distance charges may apply. Display Minimum 800 x 600 screen resolution (1024 x 768 or larger recommended) Prerequisite software These components are required and will be downloaded and installed if they’re not already on your computer.

Oct 02, 2008 | HP PC Desktops

1 Answer

Windows live messenger keeps shuting down, but before it does it comes up with a box that says windows live messenger has encounted an error and needs to close. We have uninstalled and reinstalled it half...


Hi,
what version of Windows Live you are using go get the updated version from the messenger.msn.com. if you are not using the latest version, Lastly using Yahoo messenger u can im ur Windows Live friends so better start using that!!
Or else Try using Firefox. Hope this problem may not occur in Firefox. Thank you

Sep 13, 2008 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

I have just installed Messenger Plus! on my Window Live messenger account (latest version). i am able to open 2 different windows live accounts simultaneously. one is working perfectly when i chat...


hoping your friends aren't trying to freak you out just run one account at a time. pologamy is possible (i use two messengers at the same time) but it could just be a microsoft issue as well.

Robert

Aug 27, 2008 | PC Desktops

2 Answers

Windowslive messenger not responding keeps coming up error8100030d


Error: 8100030d If you are receving the error code 8100030d when signing into Messenger, do the following: 1. Determine what version of Messenger is installed on the computer, and then upgrade Messenger if it is required: 1.a. Click here to determine the most recent versions of Messenger for each operating system. If you are not running the latest version for your operating system, please install the most updated version. 2. Delete the cache files for Messenger. Follow the steps below based on which version of Messenger you are using: 2.a. For MSN Messenger: 2.a.i. If you are running Windows XP or Windows 2000 click Start, click Run, type cmd , and then click OK to open the command window. 2.a.ii. If you are running Windows 98 or Windows ME, click Start, click Run, type command , and then click OK. 2.a.iii. At the command prompt, type the following commands. After each command line, press ENTER:
cd\
cd %appdata%\microsoft
cd "msn messenger"
del /s listcache.dat 2.b. For Windows Live Messenger: 2.b.i. For Windows XP
  • Right click on the Start button and then click Explore to open Windows Explorer. On the Tools menu, click Folder Options. Click the View tab. In the Advanced settings list, select Show hidden files and folders under Hidden Files and Folders. Click to clear the Hide extensions for known file types check box . Click OK to close the Folder Options window.
  • Delete the Contacts Cache folder. To do so, right-click Start, and then click Explore to open the Windows Explorer window. In the Windows Explorer window, locate the folders below and delete all the files and folders inside them
C:\Documents and Settings\ Your Windows logon name \Contacts\ Your Messenger e-mail address
C:\Documents and Settings\ Your Windows logon name \Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows Live Contacts\ Your Messenger email address Note: Windows Logon name is the logon name that you use to sign in to windows. Your Messenger email address is the address that you use to sign in to Messenger.
2.b.ii. For Windows Vista
  • Click Start and then click Explore to open Windows Explorer. On the Organize menu, click Folder and Search Options. Click the View tab. In the Advanced settings list, select Show hidden files and folders under Hidden Files and Folders. Clear the Hide extensions for known file types check box. Click OK to close the Folder Options window.
  • Delete the Contacts Cache folder. To do so, right-click Start, and then click Explore to open the Windows Explorer window. In the Windows Explorer window, locate the folders below and delete all the files and folders inside them.
C:\Users\ Your Windows logon name \Contacts\ Your Messenger e-mail address
C:\Users\ Your Windows logon name \AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Contacts\ Your Messenger e-mail address Note: Windows Logon name is the logon name that you use to sign in to windows. Your Messenger email address is the address that you use to sign in to Messenger.

3. Try to sign in to Messenger again.

Aug 24, 2008 | PC Desktops

Not finding what you are looking for?
PC Desktops Logo

Related Topics:

18 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top PC Desktops Experts

joecoolvette
joecoolvette

Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18299 Answers

Are you a PC Desktop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...