New Instant Messenger....

Discussion in 'Gaming and Software' started by chocolate_frog, Nov 10, 2009.

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  1. Evening all.

    Having a dilema.

    Windows MSN IM is forcing me to upgrade (it wont let me sign on) but when it starts upgrading it gets 17% of the way and then stops....

    This AFTER telling me to turn off the software that controls my internet link (if i turn this off, i lose internet), .and other software including the fcuking install programme!!!! (again turn this off and the install stops)

    I found a place to download the 2009 version, at

    But is it kosher? Any other sites that I might use?

    CNET doesn't seem to have it either.
  2. MSN used to mess my PC up all the time, so I moved to skype, its much better than MSN, and doesnt have any upgrade problems at all.
  3. Official download site is HERE

    Try turning off windows firewall, yes i know it sounds stupid, but windows firewall is a pile of shite that blocks its own install's sometimes.

    Hope that helps
  4. Never heard of it.

    If you want to log on now try ebuddy. I use it from time to time when I'm on a MSN free PC.
  5. Good comment, I had to do just that the other night after suggestion from an interwebnet ninja of a friend. Told me I needed to upgrade, and I couldn't complete it until I had switched off my firewall.

    Another option to messenger is using googlemail, too. I keep that as a back up. Both parties need a google mail account, obviously, but the instant messenger works virtually identically to MSNs offering- Thats my opinion, anyway!
  6. msr

    msr LE

  7. It was the firewall.....

    Cheers for the help.