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Windows Live Messenger 2011 for XP

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  • I am very certain that I am one of the people among the 3% that cannot log in to Messenger.

    All other computers, which are not mine, log me in flawlessly.

    The computer I am using however, refuses to log me in, and let me stay in

    I would like some assistance please

    Monday, 22 November 2010 2:22 AM

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  • Windows Live Messenger 2011 is not supported or installable on Windows XP

     Windows Live Essentials 2011 System Requirements

     http://explore.live.com/windows-live-2011-system-requirements

     

    Support for Windows Live Messenger 2009(the last version to support Windows XP) is available in the Windows Live Solution Center(WLSC)

     Windows Live Messenger Forums and Solutions

       http://windowslivehelp.com/product.aspx?productid=2

     


    ...winston
    MSFT MVP Live Mail
    Wednesday, 1 December 2010 10:05 PM
  • So, let me get this right:

    Windows Live 2011 is NOT supported by XP, yet yesterday I was FORCED to upgrade...which, surprise, surprise...refuses to actually install...because I'm on XP??

    If I'm on a system that cannot support it, WHY am I being forced to attempt an upgrade I simply cannot complete, or go without MSN/Windows Live?

    No, upgrading to Windows 7 is NOT an option, unless you, Microsoft, can fork over a free OS upgrade AND a new PC tower for it to go into. There's this thing called a "recession" going on. Ever hear of it? Yeah. Well, I work online...work I was damned lucky to get...and my boss communicates with me via...you guessed it...MSN/Windows Live. A program I can't even LOG INTO NOW until I "upgrade". 

    WHY can't the old WLM continue to be viable for XP users?

    Sunday, 23 January 2011 2:39 AM
  • @Stormwolfsky

    See...

    Minor update for Windows Live Messenger pre-2011

    Windows Live Messenter Version 2009 Build  14.0.8089.726 (like earlier 2008 versions)are being deprecated for use on all operating systems(XP, Vista, Win7, and Server 2008).  An email notice was(or should have been) sent to all users Live ID email adddresses that are/were using build  14.0.8089.726(or earlier).  The message(quoted below) indicated that to continue using WLMessenger the mandatory upgrade is required to continue using the service(i.e. signing on to Windows Live in using WL Messenger).

    The mandatory upgrade applies to only those users using a build prior to 14.0.8117.416 (version 2009 QFE3 released on May 12, 2010, thus technically it's not a new build but the last and only 2009 build) on any operating system(XP, Vista, Windows 7, server 2008). The mandatory upgrade does not apply to anyone using Windows Live Essentials Windows Live Messenger Version 2011, build 15.4.xxxx.xxx(initial release-Sept '10 or QFE1-Dec '10)

    It may also be important to note that build  14.0.8117.416 is currenty only being supported for the foreseeable future. That may or may not indicate 'in perpetuity' and/or until the end of XPSp3's life cycle(2014).

     -See the Live Team's May 2010 blog article for details on 14.0.8117.416 release(at that time it was an optional upgrade; now a mandatory upgrade)

      windowsteamblog.com/.../minor-update-to-essentials-released-today.aspx

    I.e...if you are using XP then the only Windows Live Essentials applications capable of use on XP is Version 2009 Build 14.0.8117.416

    Windows Live Essential 'XP' suite of applications web installer

      http://explore.live.com/windows-live-essentials-xp

    Windows Live Messenger for XP web installer

      http://explore.live.com/windows-live-messenger-xp

    If you need help installing or uninstalling an existing or botched installation support can be found in the Windows Live Solution Center (WLSC)

    WLSC Essentials Installer Portal

       http://windowslivehelp.com/product.aspx?productid=12

    Finally, this is the Windows Live Writer forum, not MSN or Windows Live Messenger. Questions and support for Live products are best asked in the Windows Live Solution Center to obtain support from Windows Live support and customer service personnel.

      


    ...winston
    MSFT MVP Live Mail
    Sunday, 23 January 2011 3:17 AM
  • Brother ... I feel your pain and dito everything you said. I too have XP and I love it ... and I loved messenger ... and they forced me to install the uninstallable.

    I sourced online other installation programs (Version 2009 Build 14.0.8117.416 ) that were supposed to be XP compatible but don't appear to be. I get the same error codes over and over: 0x80070643 and 0x80004004

    I have deleted and uninstalled and reinstalled and gone to different sites to get the same installation (Version 2009 Build 14.0.8117.416 ) because some people suggeted the one I had might have been corrupted .... have disabled and then removed firewalls and anti-viruses .... I have jumped through the hoops and it has been a week of pain.

    DID YOU GET ANY HELP ?

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Sunday, 30 January 2011 7:05 PM
  • @maybedave

    See...

    Download or Installation Failure
       http://www.windowslivehelp.com/solutions.aspx?categoryid=dfe947fe-a27f-4cdf-9fd9-b18c7d272701
    and
    How to enable Windows Firewall when you receive an error code 0x80070643 or 0x800706d9 during Windows Live Essentials installation
       http://www.windowslivehelp.com/solution.aspx?solutionid=bfd9421a-7379-40f4-8a8c-6a443484ac0e

    If no luck....You might try one or both of these methods to uninstall Windows Live Essentials and then download the full installer the Microsoft (rather than a third party hosting or torrent site).  Links for obtaining the full installer for Version 2009 are provided at the end of this post.

    How to uninstall Windows Live Essentials
      http://www.windowslivehelp.com/solution.aspx?solutionid=64db5c80-85e4-49fe-bf07-cb08ffc5dd53

    and/or...

    The ‘Complete’ Uninstall/Reinstall Method For Windows Live Mail
      http://liveunplugged.wordpress.com/2008/05/24/the-complete-uninstallreinstall-method-for-windows-live-mail/

     

    Windows Live 2009 Full Installer Links:
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    How do I install Windows Live Essentials 2009 without an internet Connection?
       http://www.windowslivehelp.com/solution.aspx?solutionid=3e81eed3-470b-4254-acc4-f45f26358f0b
    or
    Windows Live Downloads(all links are from Microsoft)
       http://liveunplugged.wordpress.com/2010/12/22/windows-live-downloads/
     

     

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    Monday, 31 January 2011 5:33 AM
  • The other option, unmentioned until now, is to switch an MSN client other than the one supplied by Microsoft (something that I chose to do a long time ago when ad's started to appear within MSN, along some other annoyances)

    Yes, they exist for users of the various flavours of Linux - but also run on Windows platforms too (indiscriminate of whether you are running 2000/XP/Vista/7). Google around for 'windows msn client' - there are plenty of them out there: aMSN, Pidgin, Spark to name a few (the former being my personal choice)

    Friday, 4 February 2011 12:56 PM
  • i agree, microsoft does not know what recession is

    So, let me get this right:

    Windows Live 2011 is NOT supported by XP, yet yesterday I was FORCED to upgrade...which, surprise, surprise...refuses to actually install...because I'm on XP??

    If I'm on a system that cannot support it, WHY am I being forced to attempt an upgrade I simply cannot complete, or go without MSN/Windows Live?

    No, upgrading to Windows 7 is NOT an option, unless you, Microsoft, can fork over a free OS upgrade AND a new PC tower for it to go into. There's this thing called a "recession" going on. Ever hear of it? Yeah. Well, I work online...work I was damned lucky to get...and my boss communicates with me via...you guessed it...MSN/Windows Live. A program I can't even LOG INTO NOW until I "upgrade". 

    WHY can't the old WLM continue to be viable for XP users?


    Monday, 7 February 2011 10:46 PM
  • You might wish to express you concerns in the Window Live Solution Center portal for Windows Live Messenger.

     http://windowslivehelp.com/product.aspx?productid=2

    Also see

     http://windowslivehelp.com/thread.aspx?threadid=c54bfca2-5aa0-4a94-b556-d8b13f40aa2d

    This forum is for an entirely different product - Windows Live Writer(and not the primary Writer forum since late 2009 when the Windows Live Solution Center was placed online)

    Fyi...If you were using XP...the only 'forced' recommended upgrade would be from an earlier 'XP' version to the latest available 'XP' version(released almost 9 months ago May 12, 2010) - Windows Live Messenger 2009 Build 14.0.8117.416 QFE3 The latest version is required since prior builds(14.0.8089.726 and earlier) will cease to function(i.e. won't logon to Live in Messenger).

    If you upgraded via an email(that unfortunately linked to the wrong version - apparently Microsoft error in the email) then that would not be 'forced' upgrade since an upgrade would have required one  to 'click' the link.

    You do have the option if your 'upgrade' rendered Messenger(or other Live Essentials applications) no longer functional by uninstalling Windows Live Essentials and reinstalling the latest 2009 Build(QFE3 - 14.0.8117.416). Uninstalling will retain your contacts and Messenger history(you may also be able to restore via Windows System Restore, ymmv). Businesses may also employ other mechanisms to return to an earlier date(Image, Backup etc..contact your system administrator for details if available)...but do note any return to a prior and not the latest XP supported version 2009 Build QFE3 - 14.0.8117.416 will eventually cease to function(apparently soon)

    Links to download the latest 2009 QFE3 full or web installer version can be found here.

    Windows Live Downloads

      http://liveunplugged.wordpress.com/2010/12/22/windows-live-downloads/

     - Note: all links in the above article are to the Microsoft servers, not third party links or hosting sites

    or

    One can obtain the 2009 QFE3 full version installer from the Windows Live Solution Center(same download link for the full installer as the above referenced article)

    How do I install Windows Live Essentials 2009 without an internet Connection?
     
    or
    One can obtain the 2009 QFE3 web installer from the Windows Live Essential site
     - the link that should have been included in the email :)
    If you still have issues....post your question in the Windows Live Solution Center(Messenger Portal - first link in at the top of this response)
    If you wish to send feedback..go here
     - Enter you feedback(1000 character max) then click submit
     
    Friday, 11 February 2011 8:04 AM
  • wow you noobs. try using google.com plz

    http://explore.live.com/windows-live-messenger-xp  

    wlm for xp right there

    Friday, 25 February 2011 1:23 AM
  • @KingKidd,

    Duh!

    No need to call people noobs....

    See the last post in this thread before yours...it has the same link and then some.

    Though I do agree that an occasional person (newbie or others) might have missed it before adding a redundant link to one already provided.

     

     


    ...winston
    MSFT MVP Live Mail
    Friday, 25 February 2011 1:59 AM
  • what i would do is reinstall messenger from add or remove progams and

    then install fromm the microsoft windows live esstenials page.

    Tuesday, 15 March 2011 7:54 PM
  • @daniel

    The Windows Live Essentials option in XP's 'Add or Remove Programs' (and Vista/Win7 'Programs and Features') only:

    1. Removes one or more Windows Live programs

    2. Repairs all programs

    i.e. it does not reinstall.

     

     ...winston

    MSFT MVP Live Mail


    ...winston
    MSFT MVP Live Mail
    Tuesday, 15 March 2011 9:28 PM
  • I'm pretty sure Daniel meant re-install by getting the file FROM the Windows Live Essential for XP website.
    Tuesday, 22 March 2011 11:39 PM
  • wow you noobs. try using google.com plz

    http://explore.live.com/windows-live-messenger-xp  

    wlm for xp right there

    stupid chinese.ching chong ling long.
    Wednesday, 23 March 2011 6:24 AM
  • Dear Microsoft

    This is utterly ridiculous -- the majority of corporate customers are on XP AND you continue to sell machines with XP on them. In other words, netbooks with a support commitment so you should darn well support Messenger on XP because for those of us on corporate machines we don't have the option to upgrade.

     

    Storm,.. there is a workaround--a ridiculous one but it works. Install Yahoo Messeger as well as build 14 of Windows Messenger -- your messages will come into the Yahoo Messenger and you can answer them there and they will go back to your manager and appear in his Windows Messeger session.

    Thursday, 16 June 2011 1:13 PM
  • This forum is for a blog software called Windows Live Writer. For help in Windows Live Messenger, visit windowslivehelp.com.

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    Thursday, 21 July 2011 9:45 PM
  • Fyi...

    This forum is no longer being monitored and for all practical purposes defunct regarding Windows Live Writer.

    Windows Live Writer solutions and questions are handled in the Windows Live Solution Center

    Windows Live Writer Portal

     http://windowslivehelp.com/product.aspx?productid=9 

    Windows Live Writer Solutions

     http://windowslivehelp.com/solutions.aspx?categoryid=7a7af950-bbab-4a0e-91a6-7c0976e2b6f2 

     

     


    ...winston
    MSFT MVP Live Mail
    Friday, 22 July 2011 5:10 PM
  • Maybe because Microsoft wants people to upgrade to Windows 7
    Thursday, 29 December 2011 11:05 PM
  • You should upgrade to windows 7 like I did a very long time ago.(winter or spring of 2010 if I'm right)
    Thursday, 29 December 2011 11:06 PM
  • i am not very good at this p c thing .i would like to get my e mail that is in x p mode and wont come out .HELP PLEASE//// WILLY LUMP LUMP.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Thursday, 5 January 2012 4:31 PM
  • There is way to run wlm 2009 on XP, download offline setup of wlm 2009 and install it, replace version numbers as in wlm 2011..

    I don't know is it legal.. but works..

    Sunday, 19 February 2012 9:57 PM