So i got WLM 8.1 AND WLM 8.5 working.Today i will show you how you can get it working too!
first follow this thread Using Messenger with Escargot on Windows XP, and avoiding the 80048821 error
After that folow these these steps right here
Download any wlm you want 8.1 or 8.5
When your done download THIS > http://www.mediafire.com/file/6pal23bqtt2e98y/rootsupd201601.exe < roots update and run it.It was made for Windows 2000 but it works on XP too.BECAUSE I TAKEN THIS FROM A YouTube video called Using Windows 2000 today.
The contacts list is not working on a account that has Contacts on it .create a new account.
You will get an error saying incorrect password or ID try over and over to sign in it will eventually sign in.
Well the contacts dont work sadly but WLM ON XP WORKS!!!
HERES A SCREENSHOT!!