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This is a discussion on Windows Live Messenger 8.5 within the Windows XP Support forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. First off, wasn't sure which sub-topic to post this under so apologies in advance if I picked the wrong one.


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Old 06-03-2009, 05:26 AM   #1
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First off, wasn't sure which sub-topic to post this under so apologies in advance if I picked the wrong one.

Now the problem: After re-formatting my PC, I re-downloaded the version of MSN Messenger (or Windows Live Messenger) that I was previously using for a long time, and am wanting to continue using - Although this time, for some reason, it's not allowing me to sign into it without updating the software, which I really want to avoid since the new ones are plain ugly. I can sign in by setting the MSN 8.5 compatability mode to Windows 2000, but a few seconds after logging in it instantly closes without any kind of error message.

Must be a way to fix this since I managed to use this version for so long before, any help finding out how would be great :)
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Old 06-03-2009, 05:29 AM   #2
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After a while, Microsoft disable old versions from signing on due to them having security flaws that are addressed in new releases. They may not look as good but it's just something we have to deal with.
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Got it to work :)

*But unsure whether the means to do so are allowed to be posted on these boards
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They're probably not... :P so keep it to yourself.
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