Using the stock Windows Messenger that comes with XP


Is it possible to? I have 7.5 working already, but I wanted to try out that Windows Messenger thing XP comes bundled with, just for fun. When I click in sign in it tries to link a .net Passport account with my user account in XP, failing. Any way to skip all that and just input the email address as you normally would?


go though the .net passport setup until you get to the end (and get <passportname> linked to your xp account.)
then restart windows messenger after doing the .net passport setup
should work depending on version
4.7.3009 must be downloaded pre-patched.

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That actually did it! Thanks a lot!

As a note, I have version 4.7.3001 and it has to be patched as well. I followed the instructions to patch version 5.0 - 6.2 and worked like a charm… Well, for how well Escargot works on XP anyway, which is known to be a bit uncooperative when trying to sign in. Still, after some tries it signs in and everything works.

Thanks again!


i meant 3001, apparently i was thinking of 4.7.2009 and .3001 at the same time