1. Post #1
    CISC MASTER RACE.
    pentium's Avatar
    January 2008
    5,110 Posts
    Okay, so I have this insanely tiny PalmTop running windows 95 and with Wireless....


    Anyways, MSN Messenger 5.0 is just with the specs and I want to install it but before I hassle with even trying to install it, will it even work? I don't remember if it was a rumor or something but apparently when Microsoft turned MSN into Windows Live they eliminated all support for all the older clients and would not let you login until you upgraded to the Live client. Is this true? It would kick so much ass if I could get this running MSN.

  2. Post #2
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    darnok's Avatar
    January 2006
    1,173 Posts
    Couldn't you use Pidgin or something similar? Or is that too resource heavy?

  3. Post #3
    CISC MASTER RACE.
    pentium's Avatar
    January 2008
    5,110 Posts
    Couldn't you use Pidgin or something similar? Or is that too resource heavy?
    I'm open to absolutely anything so long as it fits in my 8Mb ram and 40Mhz 486 hardware constraints.

  4. Post #4
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    matt.ant's Avatar
    September 2006
    4,502 Posts
    I seem to remember having MSN Messenger 7 on an old laptop, and when I tried to login it said, 'An update is available' or something, and won't let you log on until you update to WLM.

  5. Post #5
    CISC MASTER RACE.
    pentium's Avatar
    January 2008
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    I seem to remember having MSN Messenger 7 on an old laptop, and when I tried to login it said, 'An update is available' or something, and won't let you log on until you update to WLM.
    Ah, so it was not a myth.
    Hmm, will any of the third party MSN/Live clients then work on super-low specs like mine?

  6. Post #6
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    matt.ant's Avatar
    September 2006
    4,502 Posts
    As darnok said, Pidgin might work, or you can try aMSN, but I doubt that would work.

  7. Post #7
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    drblah's Avatar
    September 2005
    188 Posts
    You could also try Miranda. It is a very light client with only the most basic functions needed, ie. no emotes and stuff, only text support.


    Download link: http://www.miranda-im.org/download/

  8. Post #8
    CISC MASTER RACE.
    pentium's Avatar
    January 2008
    5,110 Posts
    You could also try Miranda. It is a very light client with only the most basic functions needed, ie. no emotes and stuff, only text support.


    Download link: http://www.miranda-im.org/download/
    Ooh, that looks interesting.
    Thanks.

  9. Post #9
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    Lamp's Avatar
    January 2005
    548 Posts
    you can still use msn messenger 7 by running it in 2000 compatibility mode

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    July 2009
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    you can still use msn messenger 7 by running it in 2000 compatibility mode
    Since when did win95 have win2k compatibility mode...
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  11. Post #11
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    Lamp's Avatar
    January 2005
    548 Posts
    you can still use msn messenger 7 by running it in 2000 compatibility mode
    Since when did win95 have win2k compatibility mode...

    was replying to matt.ant's post, should've been more clear

  12. Post #12
    POWA KILLER's Avatar
    April 2007
    127 Posts
    lol my dad's computer uses Windows Messenger ( The REALLY FUCKING OLD version of MSN )

  13. Post #13
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    HubmaN V2's Avatar
    November 2007
    885 Posts
    lol my dad's computer uses Windows Messenger ( The REALLY FUCKING OLD version of MSN )
    Microsoft Chat for the Microsoft Network IRC thingee?

  14. Post #14
    goatse
    Craptasket's Avatar
    January 2006
    32,461 Posts
    This reminds me of the the huge 5inch floppies I have of AOL in my garage.

  15. Post #15
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    PvtCupcakes's Avatar
    May 2008
    10,900 Posts
    Microsoft Chat for the Microsoft Network IRC thingee?
    No, it's just the bundled MSN client with Windows XP. Back when they had the .net passports and such.

  16. Post #16
    seanm07's Avatar
    May 2007
    408 Posts
    I had a patch once to use a old msn but I don't know what is was or where I got it though, it was many hard drive formats ago.

  17. Post #17
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    Kirth's Avatar
    July 2009
    418 Posts
    Older versions of Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger (even 4.0) still work. Newer versions have got more gimmicks and shiny stuff: but the protocol stayed the same during all those years.

    Therefore: yes - it should still work perfectly.

  18. Post #18
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    AugustBurnsRed's Avatar
    May 2009
    5,604 Posts
    It's so cute :3:

  19. Post #19
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    gparent's Avatar
    January 2005
    3,949 Posts
    Older versions of Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger (even 4.0) still work. Newer versions have got more gimmicks and shiny stuff: but the protocol stayed the same during all those years.
    Actually it went through about 18 main versions, without counting potential minor upgrades.

  20. Post #20
    dgsjk's Avatar
    June 2009
    454 Posts
    windows messenger is the best

  21. Post #21
    CISC MASTER RACE.
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    January 2008
    5,110 Posts
    It's so cute :3:
    Well that's expected from one of the worlds smallest portable computers. Hey, it runs Doom as well! :D

  22. Post #22
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    June 2005
    4,438 Posts
    Yes that is quite nice piece of hardware, makes my AAO look like a giant. Why all netbooks aren't that size, as only the 1,5k$ POS UMPC:s are now...

    You need to make another thread about your collection of computers.

  23. Post #23
    Tom sumthin's Avatar
    August 2008
    12 Posts
    You need to make another thread about your collection of computers.
    Yes, I need this.

    Also how heavy is it?

  24. Post #24
    Dennab
    May 2007
    1,532 Posts
    lol @ hirigana on the keyboard

  25. Post #25
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    Dennab
    November 2006
    1,450 Posts
    lol @ hirigana on the keyboard
    lol shit how did I not see that. Is the OP from Japan? すごい

  26. Post #26
    -Slash-'s Avatar
    July 2009
    47 Posts
    When installing Windows XP, you get a rather old version of MSN, not sure how old though, and it works just fine.

    It's the very basics of MSN aswell. Only the standard smilies, no nudge or custom smilies.

    I say give it a try.

  27. Post #27
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    Termy58's Avatar
    September 2006
    1,724 Posts
    pentium is the strangest most interesting character on this forum