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Windows NT does not support the latest version of MSN Messenger; therefore, if you use Windows NT, please use this version of MSN Messenger 5.0.

Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

You'll get the most out of MSN Messenger if you're already a member of MSN or have signed up for its free services. Otherwise, there are better chat clients. MSN requires that you create an account with its own Hotmail (or Passport) program to install the messenger client, and entering your demographic information is not optional. You get a standard chat experience, both one-to-one and multiuser, and extra services such as NetMeeting, which is awkwardly focused on the kinds of remote-conferencing tasks handled through standard VPNs these days. One seemingly attractive feature, Browse the Web Together, turns out to be a feature of MSN 8, not the messenger itself. Prominent tabs for MSN's online services, such as Expedia and MSNBC, are here as expected, and you can sign up for each service to customize the content.

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Full Specifications


Publisher Microsoft
Publisher web site
Release Date April 10, 2003
Date Added April 10, 2003
Version 5.0.0544


Category Communications
Subcategory Chat

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows/NT
Additional Requirements Windows NT 4.0, Internet Explorer 5.01 or Netscape Navigator 3.0

Download Information

File Size 4MB
File Name setupnt.exe


Total Downloads 11,376,896
Downloads Last Week 2


License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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