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Can I run two versions of MSN messenger at the same time?

Can I run two versions of MSN messenger at the same time?

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In a nutshell: no.

MSN Messenger is designed to replace it’s previous version when installed. The only real solution I’m aware of if you absolutely require it would be to have two computers, each with a different version.

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69 comments on “Can I run two versions of MSN messenger at the same time?”

  1. Yes you CAN! This is what I did….

    I had to run version 4.6 (for work) and the new one. I renamed the directory where 4.6 was stored. Then I installed the new version. After it was installed I renamed the folder back to what it was and Voila!!!

    Good Luck!

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  2. Yes you can. Just get an old version and a new one and it will work on one computer… I’ve had 3 running at the same time at one point

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  3. hi hey is it possible to run same login id on two different computers.

    meaning can i login at two different places(computers) at the same time.

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  4. Depends on what you’re attempting to run. If it’s MSN Messenger, then no … i’ll log you out from the first computer when you log in to the second.

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  5. go to http://www.asdfuae.tk/ it has a 3rd party program that enables you to run 2 versions of messenger at once. the only problem at the moment is that his site is down due to too high of a data transfer for his account type, but if you wait it should come online/he will upgrade his account. i have no previous experience with the program, i am just going by reviews posted on mess.be. speaking of which if you go to http://www.mess.be/pafiledb/pafiledb.php?action=category&id=14 there are more programs that add the ability to install 2 versions of msn at once
    –Andrew

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  6. I have two versions of MSN running on my computer, irritatingly!

    I had Messenger 4.7 on my computer and upgraded to MSN Messenger 7.0….the upload didn’t replace the old version and now the old one runs in the background….letting everyone on my list know I’m online even when I don’t want them to know!

    I’d like to delete it but don’t know how!

    When I log onto MSN 7.0 it tells me that I can’t because I’m logged on at an alternative location. So I manually have to override it but signing on again.

    If anyone can help me I’d be grateful…..

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  7. Hi, i was wondering if i can sign on two different screen name useing msn messenger at the same time. How do i do that?
    If you can help, that would be so nice, thanks!!!

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  8. I have version 4.7 and 7.0 in my computer, I want to get rid of 4.7 but cant…its making me crazy. How the heck do I get it to stop? It seems to be disabled but it will come on in the mddle of a game or photo editing an dcrash my machine.

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  9. Hi, I was searching on google. I wanted to know if its possible to sign in my msn on my pc, then go on another pc and sign in on that one too (in the same account) without it signing me out on my pc?
    What I mean is, can I run the same msn account on 2 pc’s, is there any program for this?

    Most greatful for any replys, thanks

    Chrystal

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  10. Actually I think you are wrong. I don’t know if it is my computer, but I have the old msn and the new 7.1 or whatever it’s called. I can log into one with one email and the other with the other email. Maybe I’m just special though :).

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  11. I am running two versions of MSN messenger and do not know how I have accompplished it. Whenever i turn on my computer, the older version automatically signs me in and while I do not get a main window for it, others see that I am online. This older version is not showing up in my list of programs within my computer- how do I get rid of it?

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  12. You CAN have two versions of msn. The msn which comes coupled with windows XP is not automatically deleted when you install a new version. Therefor you can have 2 versions installed which will both load with different accounts

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  13. Quote : ‘Chris Vickers’

    You CAN have two versions of msn. The msn which comes coupled with windows XP is not automatically deleted when you install a new version. Therefor you can have 2 versions installed which will both load with different accounts

    This is true and if you have deleated the version of messenger that comes with Windows XP you can re-download it from the Windows Update Website.

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  14. could any one please give me a site to go to, so i can download some thing where i can run two messengers st the same time
    ta

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  15. I have the same problem as a few of you guys… Yesterday I had to format my pc cause of a virus and now I can’t get on my msn messenger it keeps on saying: signing in to .NET Meseenger Service failed because the service is not compatible with the version of the program.

    Can someone please help me?! Thank you in advance!

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  16. leo your wrong, i dont know much about computer but clearly you dont understand the workings of msn… i always run 2 msn’s for 2 different accounts (uni friends and home friends)… i can chat to myself from each, make the pop-ups different colour and everything. They are 2 completely different msn’s running perfectly.

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  17. Well, without getting into details why you can’t run 2 times the MSN instant messaging software… YOU DON’T HAVE TO…. and yet, YES you can have a double MSN presence…. with 2 different MSN identities/passwords (I guess this is what you want to do) one for friends/family/work1 and the other for work/work2
    Use the MSN are normal with passport1 and user your passport 2 en the MSN web version… or download Trillian (which is what I do)

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  18. Its quite possible to run the same msn version twice and logging into 2 different accounts….
    Just use a patcher like A-Patch to allow “Polygamy”…..

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  19. “leo your wrong, i dont know much about computer but clearly you dont understand the workings of msn… i always run 2 msn’s for 2 different accounts ” HOW DO YOU DO THAT!!!!!!!!!

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  20. You can run TWO msn messengers. First way. You can install msn messenger 7 and also use the msn messenger provided with xp. granted this version that came with xp does not have half the functionality and features of 7. but if you just need to chat. you can.

    other way is install version 7 first and search the internet for an older version. (per perhaps version 6.0) try using and installing some olderversion that will allow you to use msn.

    theoretically they should not detect 7 if its an older version and install.

    Third way is how LEO described. using many different third party messengers.

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  21. I dont get how you can run two because if you download one msn messenger and go to download a second one doesnt it just delete the old one and replace it…i really need help on how do to this please help me

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  22. You can download trillian that runs yahoo,aim, mirc & msn mssg simultaneouly on it’s program and run your own msn messenger ver. XX etc.

    that’s how im using 2 msn messenger at the same time when i want to~ hope this info helps

    http://www.trillian.cc/

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  23. ow du i uze 2 msn messengaz on ma pc? cz av gt live messenga nd a wnt a old version! wich 1 wud wrk on ma pc! alota ma m8z av da old nd nu 1 on!

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  24. I think I can translate in this way….

    ow du i uze 2 msn messengaz on ma pc? cz av gt live messenga nd a wnt a old version! wich 1 wud wrk on ma pc! alota ma m8z av da old nd nu 1 on!

    How do I use 2 MSN messengers on My PC? because I have got Live Messenger and I want a old version, whcih I would work on my PC. Although my machine hav the Old and new one on.

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  25. I believe that Messenger Plus! Live
    http://www.msgpluslive.net
    would help, you use it with Windows Live Messenger and it has a feature to use two WLM/MSN or more simultaneous logins (Unsupported by microsoft)
    If you choose sponsorship (support) it has adware, but you have the option to install without this (refuse to support).

    Try it it may help, also it allows to check the email count for non hotmail ones.

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  26. I tried to down load msn plus but all it did was add stuff to my windows live.. is it possible to have them seprate? like be able to have two differnt coversations at the same time but with two difernt email address?

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  27. What you do is run your normal version of msn messenger now called live messenger or version 8 and you can simutanously run windows messenger that came with windows xp. they work fine together

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  28. Posted by: Crystal at February 9, 2007 12:35 AM
    I tried to down load msn plus but all it did was add stuff to my windows live.. is it possible to have them seprate? like be able to have two differnt coversations at the same time but with two difernt email address?

    Go into messenger plus settings (the message plus icon near top of messenger contacts list)

    Select “Preferences” to get the messenger plus live preferences window, it comes up on the “General” tab,

    Select the “Messenger” tab and check the “Multiple accounts” option…

    More info to follow.

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  29. I upgraded my MSN 4 to the WIndows Live (8.1) but it didnt take out the old MSN I can find the old one listed in All programs but unable to remove it in Add/Remove programs How can I get rid of the old one?

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  30. Hi Leo! i currently have Windows Live Messenger version 8.0 (8.0.792.00) with Messenger Plus Live version 4.23.0.276. i have 2 hotmail laccounts n would like sign into both of them at the same time. what should i do? i did try to read the above but i got so confused. hope u could help me out here. thanks so much. looking forward to hearing from you.

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  31. Hi Leo, is it possible to mirror my one MSN messenger Account on 2 computers, I mean can I sign into one account and have two messengers on the same account on two different computers ?

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  32. hi ,,
    me and my friend are using the same id .most of the time we are together so chat with many friends but when we are at our home whenever he login i automatically forced to sign out,, when i sign in he will be signed out.. can we use the same id at the same time and see the messeges send by our friends at the same time in different place..
    hope you will help me…

    joseb

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  33. Actually, you can run two versions of MSN simulataneously. There is the original (or at least, extremely old) version of MSN which is on the computer unless you delete it manually. You can run this and any other newer version that you may have at the same time. You cannot, however, be logged in as the same account on both MSNs, you will be logged out of one if you log into it on another computer/msn.

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  34. Hello
    i have msn messanger 8.1.0178.00 and i would like to switch 2 messangers at the same time would please tell me the steps please

    please accept my best wishes

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  35. does anybody know where i can download the original msn? coz i want to have both msn live (the ne wone) and the old msn, i used to have it and it was sweet but someone deleted it off here

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  36. YES YOU CAN!
    Get Messenger Plus Live! Add On
    http://msgpluslive.net/
    With that installed go into it’s preferences and select “Polygamy”.

    Account Polygamy
    Just check a box in the preferences of Messenger Plus! Live and you’ll be up and ready for signing-ing into more than one Messenger account at the same time. No need to patch any file or use other Messenger clients anymore!

    Hopefully LEO will amend his reply with this info!

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  37. Even I know you can turn on the guest account and simply have two seperate versions running at same time and simply “Switch User”. Its not pretty but it works and lot better than telling people no.

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  38. so i downloaded and installed windows plus! live but i have been throught the preferences over and over but can find NOTHING relating to Polygamy??? i want to have 2 or more msn’s running at the same time logged in with 2 or more different email addresses. what am i missing???

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  39. hi ,,
    me and my friend are using the same id .most of the time we are together so chat with many friends but when we are at our home whenever he login i automatically forced to sign out,, when i sign in he will be signed out.. can we use the same id at the same time and see the messeges send by our friends at the same time in different place..
    hope you will help me…
    ahmed

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  40. RE: YES YOU CAN!
    Get Messenger Plus Live! Add On
    http://msgpluslive.net/
    With that installed go into it’s preferences and select “Polygamy”.

    Account Polygamy
    Just check a box in the preferences of Messenger Plus! Live and you’ll be up and ready for signing-ing into more than one Messenger account at the same time. No need to patch any file or use other Messenger clients anymore!

    Hopefully LEO will amend his reply with this info!

    _________________________________________________

    its not called pologamy go to msn plus prefences and options, go to customize and then select the multiple accounts box and go to windows live messenger and start it again and it will show up another log in prompt, then you sign on to your other account!

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