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    Been looking for a solution all day, but no joy!

    Is there anyway you can force Windows Messenger 4.7 that comes with XP and XP Pro to check your Hotmail/MSN email using the browser like Windows Live does. Instead of it launching your Outlook Express email client. As you cannot use Outlook Express anymore to check Hotmail using Windows Messenger, unless you pay for the service.

    Has anybody ever come across a solution to still be able to use Windows Messenger and check your Hotmail. I'm not talking about MSN Messenger here, Windows Messenger that comes installed by default with XP

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    You would be better off using the new windows live messenger.

    That checks the hotmail account and gives you messenger service.
    Jut a random internet person.

    A message to all illegal users!

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      I don't use unsupported software so have upgrade to Windows Live Messenger 9 and Windows Live Mail Desktop. I don't have the issues you're describing. Both integrate into my Hotmail/MSN accounts.
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      • #4
        Well I have installed "Windows Live Messenger" right now, but I made a backup of my comp before installing it. I'm asking because Windows Messenger 4.7 that comes with XP used to let you get your hotmail email using the Outlook Express option. There is even a Messenger 5.1 now that you can upgrade to that let you use SIP and another option. I upgraded to it, but still saw no option still.

        Unfortunately, Windows Messenger in XP is part of the core so to speak, so I was looking maybe for a way to still use it to check my Hotmail without having to install Windows Live Messenger to do it. As I only need it to check emails, I'm not bothered about the better features Windows Live has to offer other than that.

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        • #5
          Its best to use the latest software versions, as older versions may not be supported any more.
          Jut a random internet person.

          A message to all illegal users!

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            I would check in the prefrences, most of the time you can edit which clients open with what applications
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            • #7
              Originally posted by MRGTB View Post
              Has anybody ever come across a solution to still be able to use Windows Messenger and check your Hotmail. I'm not talking about MSN Messenger here, Windows Messenger that comes installed by default with XP
              Why not just load hotmail.com?
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              • #8
                Whilst I have got Windows Live on my computer I choose not to use it. It's too dodgey and you can have others who love to hack into your accounts.
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                • #9
                  Well it's been a roller-coaster ride this week with operating systems. First removing Windows XP Home to try Ubuntu (complete nightmare), then putting Vista Home Premium on, then changing my mind and putting Windows XP Home back on. Now because of this problem, and the fact XP just looks rather naff compared to Vista.

                  Today I have Vista installed with Windows Live. I'm so worn out and fed-up with messing around with the PC.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by MRGTB View Post
                    Today I have Vista installed with Windows Live.
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                    • #11
                      Windows 7 is better
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                      • #12
                        I've been hearing good things about Windows 7, so I won't argue that one. Everybody seems to have nothing but good words to say about it so far. Saying it's what Vista should have been in the first place.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by schwab2clarkson View Post
                          Whilst I have got Windows Live on my computer I choose not to use it. It's too dodgey and you can have others who love to hack into your accounts.
                          If you've not clicked the Window Live icon in the start menu to download and install it. Accually, you currently don't have Windows Live installed, just the option to do so.

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