Windows Live Messenger 8.1.0178

Chat online with your friends

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License: freeware
Updated at: 1 Mar 2007 update
Platform: Windows
Size: 17.2 MB
Editor's review: Not yet reviewed
Publisher: Mike Jon | More...
Downloads: 1/369,076

Windows live messenger description

Windows Live Messenger is the next-generation MSN Messenger. With Windows Live Messenger you can chat online instantly in real time with your friends, family and colleagues. It's faster than e-mail, more discreet than a phone call.
Windows Live Messenger lets you chat online via text, voice or even video conversation. Set up a Sharing Folder with a friend. Drop in photos and other stuff, as many as your computer can handle. See your Sharing Folder even when one of you is offline.
With Windows Live Messenger you can now connect with your Yahoo! IM contacts. Friends have moved away, you have internet and a computer, how would you like a cheaper way to keep in touch with the ones you love. Well then I have a program for you, Windows Live Messenger. This new form of Windows Messenger which came preinstalled with your Windows XP has a lot of interesting new features.

You can send pictures or basically any file you want, all inside the Messenger. You can even see what you have shared whether your friend is online or not, in a special shared folder. When the program is first installed a “My Sharing Folder” will also show up in your documents. This is a short cut link to the “My Sharing Folder” in your “My Computer Folder”.

You can chat with your friends on both Yahoo and Windows Messenger. You have such great features as Live Video Conferencing, which means you and the person you are talking to have your webcams turned on during your chat.

When deciding on using the Windows Live Messenger you will need the following minimum requirements on your pre- installed on your PC:

  • Multimedia PC Pentium 233 MHz process
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP
  • Minimum 128 MB of RAM
  • 50 MB of hard disk space for installation, and 15 MB to run the program
  • Minimum 800 x 600 screen resolution
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6

With the Windows Live Messenger you can call your friends Cell Phones and their PCs, all from your instant messenger and in case you already knew this, did you also know that you can even call their Home Phone, I didn‘t. Sending text messages to their cell phone is as simple as clicking on the cell phone icon next to their name in the messenger list.

There are other great features as well, such as emoticons, personals and so much more. With Windows Live Alerts keeping you up to date with headlines, sports scores, traffic, or just about anything else you want to keep up with, all set to your preferences. You will get a pop-up notification as the current event happen.
If you have a microphone hooked up to your computer you can have voice conversation, whether it is for business or personal. When you call their PC, cell phone, or home phone you will be using the Microphone installed on your computer. Remember the live video conferencing I mentioned before, well to get the full screen effect you need to make sure your computer screen resolution is set to 640x480.
Another great feature is how the Windows Live Messenger now updates its address book any time your contacts change their information. When this happens you will notice your mail address book updating with it as well.

Windows Live Messenger is licensed as freeware. Follow the link bellow and free download Windows Live Messenger.

Windows Live Messenger download notice »

It is not legal to make use of cracks, patches, pirate registration codes or serial numbers, key generators, and other similar tools that interfere with future developments of the software, while it is not safe nor allowed to obtain Windows Live Messenger 8.1.0178 from file sharing websites such as MegaUpload, Rapidshare or YouSendIt. Using these methods to eliminate the need to obtain a genuine license for Windows Live Messenger 8.1.0178 could put your computer and activity at risk by infecting the system with viruses, spyware, worms, Trojans, dialers and adware, distroying its stability and stealing your personal information, as well as propagating through the network to take control of other computers. In such cases, you won't be able to use your computer, not even Windows Live Messenger, anymore.

You can find and use free legal download links for Windows Live Messenger 8.1.0178 on Download3000 and on the official website of the publisher.

Windows Live Messenger user reviews »

  • andrew Mar 09, 2007 at 01:02

    hey, ive installed live messenger but everytime i log into my acc the pogram freezes, ive tried unisntalling and re installing, ive tried unning it as the only program thats active on my desktop, i even formatted my pc but it still happens , when i send the error report it says theres something wrong in the LOCALS folder or something.

  • ANGEL IVAN LUNA DIAZ Sep 07, 2007 at 18:42

    I'm sure of this, I like to chat with my friends and I want to download windows live 8.1 because all my friends have windows live 8.1 for chat and I only have an old version of the hotmail chat

  • strongsad Sep 18, 2007 at 22:43

    it just completely stalls on me. i guess my computers old but the old versions worked fine! and you can't use older versions! you HAVE to use the new one and all my friends are on it =[

  • KC Mar 01, 2007 at 14:57

    Great IM. Lot of people compare the version 7.5 with this Live messenger but I think this one is better. There were some issues in security in the past but as I know it was fixed.

  • Trav Mar 02, 2007 at 07:01

    Sure, it looks nice. But it does not function the way it should. It is slow and jolty, and freezes up constantly. Would not recommend downloading. Stick with 7.5. Especially for those with slower/older computers.

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