I found out yesterday that MSN Messenger is “Live” again thanks to Escargot so I went ahead restoring my really old WinXP setup in VirtualBox.
It was good, I installed some nostalgic programs but when I installed Escorgat MSN Messenger 7.5 (tried every single version besides 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0) I got the error code 80048821. I tried to fix the error with reading topics here, I disabled SSL 2.0 and 3.0 and enabled TLS 1.0 but nothing happened. By the way, Internet Explorer doesn’t want to work properly, I always got a “The page cannot be displayed.” error when I’m trying to open a website. I have IE 6 installed. But Firefox works fine.
How could I solve that issue?
i ran the troubleshooter and got this:
Windows version 5.1.2600 (Windows XP)
Locale: hu-HU Program Files x86: C:\Program Files
Client Version Information:
Version 4.6.0084 at C:\Program Files\Messenger
Version 7.5.0324 at C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger
Version 7.5.0324 on Windows XP is not currently supported on Escargot
Version 4.6.0084 is NOT patched
Version 7.5.0324 is patched
Trying to ping Escargot:
Success Success Success Success
Escargot Connectivity Test:
Connecting to Escargot MSNP server:
Received VER reply
Connecting to Escargot nexus server (may take some time): Could not connect to Escargot nexus Escargot server is up, but nexus is unavailable, versions later than MSN/Windows Messenger 4.6 may not connect
SSL Certificates & Protocols:
Update Root Certificate is currently enabled
Could not retrieve current root certificate package version
Enabled security protocols: TLS 1.0
Internet Explorer Version Check:
Internet Explorer 6
Flash Player Version Check:
Flash Player for Internet Explorer version 126.96.36.199
MSN Messenger logging is currently DISABLED
Looks like you’re gonna have to use an alternate method, like ProxHTTPS (or whatever it’s called) or downgrade to 1.0 through 4.7.
If 4.5-4.7 (escargot’s downloads, NOT the one built in with XP SP3. The reason I say this is because it works simular to 5+, and uses a slightly more messy way of connecting with https and all that) doesn’t install, open the certificiate menu you used to check if 'check root certifites and uncheck Windows Messenger, then try again.
If ProxHTTPS doesn’t work, you might as well upgrade to Vista or 7.