Blog: How to run Windows Live Messenger on Windows XP x64 and Server 2003

By on February 4, 2008, 2:21 PM
"Sorry, Windows Live programs cannot be installed on Windows Server, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, or Windows operating systems earlier than Windows XP Service Pack 2."

Being a new user of Windows XP x64 that message puts me off quite a bit, apparently Microsoft wants you to install the old and ugly MSN Messenger instead of Live Messenger if you happen to run the state of the art version of Windows XP. However, as you will see, Windows Live Messenger can be used in full, but Microsoft in its infinite wisdom just made the installer incompatible!

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canadian said:
Well, why are you even using XP 64? :PIf you want good 64bit go to Vista
icye said:
I don't see the point in using the latest Live Messenger because of all the error messages that are popping up on my system. After uninstalling it, my system is stable again.
Julio said:
I am yet another user who won't run Messenger however many of my friends live and die by it, go figure!
Per Hansson said:
Well, the reason I got it running is because webcam support is only available in the official client (AFAIK)(A friend asked me about it)I use XP x64 because I have 8GB RAM and have had problems with games crashing due to them using more than 2GB of virtual address space (Crysis, WIC, and one more I can't remember)I use Miranda IM of course just as I hinted ;)
Mictlantecuhtli said:
Just remove "LaunchCondition" with Orca?
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