MSN Messenger (Windows XP)

MSN Messenger (Windows XP)

Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 622 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.2
  • Total Downloads:
    24,364,932
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 30, 2004
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.09MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    256
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #38 in Chat

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  • Current Version

    3.9

    out of 95 votes

    • 5 star 62
    • 4 star 6
    • 3 star 6
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 19
  • All Versions

    3.4

    out of 622 votes

    • 5 star 189
    • 4 star 162
    • 3 star 99
    • 2 star 52
    • 1 star 120
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5 stars

"Great communication software, worldwide used and very easy to understand."

April 13, 2005  |  By Suge

 |  Version: MSN Messenger (Windows XP) 6.2

Pros

Great software, can't recommend it enough. Many people use it and it's easy to understand why. Supports smileys, webcam and some mini-games. Also has possibility to transfer files which makes this software better then msn 7.0 that denies certain files, all in microsoft monopolitic style.

Cons

Some disturbing pop-ups can appear but with security updates from windows will fix it.

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3 stars

"Would be 4.5 if you fix it up a bit."

April 12, 2005  |  By HyukJo

 |  Version: MSN Messenger (Windows XP) 6.2

Pros

Windows Messenger is not the same as MSN Messenger so remove it from your computer, for it only takes up space and gets annoying to have. MSN Messenger, after tweaking it up a bit, works rather great. Display pictures is a nice little touch, and since most people in my region (Canada) have a hotmail or a .NET account, you will find lots of people using it. You can also check your hotmail e-mails and inboxes in one click, so its a neat program. You must do additional work on it, however to enjoy this program.

Cons

Messenger Plus! is a MUST-HAVE if you have MSN Messenger. It is almost like a crack add-on program to this and it lets do customize it in so many ways. For those who want to rename your contacts, you can even do that. When you first get MSN Messenger, the annoying pop-up messages and useless "tabs" must be turned off in the settings. After much filtering, there will still be that annoying ad-banner in the bottom, which messenger plus! hides. However, once in awhile, you will see it sort of appear then disappear. For this you must search for a crack for whatever version of msn messenger you have, which will eliminate the ad-ware completely. The only reason I haven't upgraded to 7.0 is because there is no supported crack for the ad-ware.

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3 stars

"An absolute disappointment to say the least"

April 10, 2005  |  By vipar

 |  Version: MSN Messenger (Windows XP) 6.2

Pros

Easy to uninstall, and provides gimmicky things such as nudges should you so desire them.

Cons

The MSN Messenger product tends to take up more unnecessary real estate on my desktop with each incremental version; this is especially true for version 7.0 of the product.

I prefer a messenger client to be minimal in appearance or to at least provide some means of configuration that allows me to control the appearance and switch certain aspects off.

This version has a huge pane at the top that conveys my identity, picture, status, new emails, spaces, and MSN today. The only useful information in that pane is my status and the number of new emails, so why can't I remove what is not useful to me?

I also never use the tabs presented at the left hand side of the contacts, and again there is no way for the user to remove these.

There now appears to be an integrated web search button in messenger, which cannot be switched off and cannot be changed to use any other search engine other than MSN search. As expected, when using this functionality it will invoke Internet Explorer regardless of your default browser; much like the hotmail link. You will also notice that when messaging they have now included advertising at the bottom; yet another annoyance.

To conclude I was hoping this version would be more configurable and would at least allow me to rename contacts, but instead it appears this release is to incorporate more advertising and to drive MSN search usage.

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2 stars

"Needs more work"

April 07, 2005  |  By SoftwareBob

 |  Version: MSN Messenger (Windows XP) 6.2

Pros

I find it very easy and intuitive to chat with other friends and family.

Cons

I cannot make or receive telephone calls at all!

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4 stars

"You kind of HAVE to use it"

April 06, 2005  |  By Cassiopeia

 |  Version: MSN Messenger (Windows XP) 6.2

Pros

It's really easy and has less bugs than AIM... also, you can choose your font colours, which is a plus. Go chat. NOW!

Cons

You don't really have a choice, because all of your friends use it. If you have any friends. :)

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4 stars

"Great IM client"

April 05, 2005  |  By kashy

 |  Version: MSN Messenger (Windows XP) 6.2

Pros

Excellent IM client & proves to be a popular choice today.

Cons

New betas of MSN 7 may look too busy & complex. But this version seems to be OK.

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4 stars

"if you have tried MSN Messenger 7.0 you'll know it is a big improvement"

April 05, 2005  |  By Zdboy77

 |  Version: MSN Messenger (Windows XP) 6.2

Pros

try the msn messenger 7.0 beta just go to google and search msn messenger and click where it says try the new msn messenger beta

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3 stars

"Not so good, but cannot help using it."

April 04, 2005  |  By aaron.tester

 |  Version: MSN Messenger (Windows XP) 6.2

Pros

Total fits the Download.Com's description of 3*s.---

this is a decent, solid program. It has no major flaws, but it didn't knock my socks off. There may be similar programs that work better, have more features, or are easier to use.

Some how, I have an attachment ot this product. I tried trillain and found out that the(trillian) interface was very user-unfriendly. THis may not be due to the fact that trillian is indeed user-unfriendly, maybe it is just because of the familarity to this product.

Used by many, thus, it is more pratical to use this rather than ICQ or Yahoo!

Cons

No special features. File transfer is incredibly slow. Never succeeded in starting an audio conversation.

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4 stars

"Chat Chat Chat!"

April 02, 2005  |  By graphix_boy

 |  Version: MSN Messenger (Windows XP) 6.2

Pros

Great program, especially if your a student who wants to arrange a night out with friends or just not go out at all and chat instead through the computer instead. Has some good features, for example you can appear offline, meaning you don't have to be pestered by people instead only login once that certain person you want to talk to has (although that can backfire if their doing the same thing)!

Cons

You can download the new MSN Messenger Beta which has loads of cool new features, so go check it out!

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3 stars

"Quite good but needs some more features"

April 01, 2005  |  By thetoaster3

 |  Version: MSN Messenger (Windows XP) 6.2

Pros

I liked this becuase it is a simple program which enables me to talk to lots of people easily. It supports voice and video conversations which weren't as good as I would of hoped for, but the inclusion of these features can't be faulted.

Cons

This program needs lots of new features such as the abilty to rename contacts so you dont have to see thier irriating display name in the main window. Also it needs the ability to sign in with a certain status (which is coming in msn messenger 7). It also needs improved voice and video support otherwise people will switch to VoIP technology to have voice conversations over the internet.

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General
Publisher Microsoft
Publisher web site http://www.microsoft.com/
Release Date April 30, 2004
Date Added April 30, 2004
Version 6.2
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Chat
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows XP, Internet Explorer 5.01 or later
Download Information
File Size 1.09MB
File Name wlsetup-custom.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 24,364,932
Downloads Last Week 256
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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