Updating The MSN Messenger

Windows Live Messenger, which was formerly called as MSN Messenger, is the chat client provided by Microsoft for sending and receiving messages in the form of text. A number of versions of this service exist, as the product comes bundled with the OS. In order to make sure that you are secure and to have the latest and newest features, it is always recommended that you update the version of the Windows MSN Messenger to the latest one available in the market. The steps to do this are explained in this article. If you are unable to follow any of the steps, you may contact Microsoft live chat support to complete the procedure.

Instructions To Update Microsoft Live Messenger
  • Open the web browser and load the Windows Live Messenger web site. You may use the Internet Explorer browser for this.
  • Select the language of your choice and click on the Download Now button, which is blue in color.
  • Follow the on screen prompts that will help you to start the download process. The on screen download prompts may differ depending on the operating system that you use and your web browser. The download may take some time to finish depending on the Internet connection.
  • After the download is completed, run the installer to begin the installation process. In Windows 7 and Windows Vista, you will be asked for the permission to start the installer. To begin the installation process, click on Continue.
  • You will be shown a list of Windows Live Software available for the installation. Select the programs that you want to install and remove the tick marks from the boxes next to any software that you do not want to install. Make sure that the Windows Live Messenger is checked.
  • Click on the Install button to download the selected files. A status bar will show you the progress of the installation process. If you are currently running the Windows Live Messenger, you will be asked to close it as a part of the installation procedure.
  • You may also enable Windows Updates to download and install the latest updates of Live Messenger in the future. To do this, go to Control Panel-> Windows Updates-> Change settings and select Automatically Install Important Updates. This will make sure that the important updates of Windows Live Messenger are downloaded and installed automatically to your computer in the future.
For any further assistance, you may contact Microsoft support or Microsoft live chat support to help you with the process.
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