Leaked: Windows Live Messenger 8.5


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DELTETHISACCOUNT    0
It looked rubbish to start with?

I don't think so :p

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How about you take off all of those tweaks and then we'll see how crappy it looks :D

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Sheppard    0
Links to warez are against Neowin's rules.

How is it warez, Microsoft dont charge for it?

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freedom77    0
How is it warez, Microsoft dont charge for it?

This is a leaked version, it's not officially released to the public.

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EduardValencia    0

Downloading now

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Dazog    9

does anyone who is running vista know if 8.5 changes color based on your color in vista?

Interested to know.

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Jamushroom    201

@Xtreme $niper: I totally agree :)

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iron2000    21

How much disk space does it take?

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EduardValencia    0
How much disk space does it take?

Installer is 18 MB,much bigger

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Screeny    0
Looks like it. Won't install on Windows Xp 32 bit.
Wrong?

Works fine here on Windows XP Pro 32 Bit.

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Quillz    1,011

Cool, looks nice, although I use Pidgin myself.

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tomwarren    68

Seems like a minor blog and is cleary written by someone who is misinformed and who doesn't have a clue about the MSN waves. 8.5 is very much real and has been planned for a while now, there will be an official beta shortly. Unfortunately this leak was from a private MVP beta.

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EduardValencia    0
Seems like a minor blog and is cleary written by someone who is misinformed and who doesn't have a clue about the MSN waves. 8.5 is very much real and has been planned for a while now, there will be an official beta shortly. Unfortunately this leak was from a private MVP beta.

yeah very sad :(

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Jock Horror    1

so whats the advantage vs. current version?

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acies    0
Seems like a minor blog and is cleary written by someone who is misinformed and who doesn't have a clue about the MSN waves. 8.5 is very much real and has been planned for a while now, there will be an official beta shortly. Unfortunately this leak was from a private MVP beta.

Yea, I thought so.

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EduardValencia    0
so whats the advantage vs. current version?

Mayor compatibility with Windows Vista? ,no visible changes (excluding UI)

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Unimatrix Xero    37

can only find spanish version atm

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Nexus-    17
Seems like a minor blog and is cleary written by someone who is misinformed and who doesn't have a clue about the MSN waves. 8.5 is very much real and has been planned for a while now, there will be an official beta shortly. Unfortunately this leak was from a private MVP beta.

Finding trustworthy testers seems to be a recurring problem for microsoft. I think the mvp responsible should loose his privlages

tip: execute

regsvr32.exe /u "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\fsshext.8.5.1235.0517.dll"

to remove sharing folders icon from my computer.

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tomwarren    68
Finding trustworthy testers seems to be a recurring problem for microsoft. I think the mvp responsible should loose his privlages

Whilst I agree, MS haven't put the server protection on for this .5 release so it's clearly only going to be UI updates and fit and finish instead of any new features so it doesn't matter to them as much.

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andrew_f    26

This is nice, the top bit should be Aero though and they should also work on a nicer black theme to suit Vista better.

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EduardValencia    0
Finding trustworthy testers seems to be a recurring problem for microsoft. I think the mvp responsible should loose his privlages

tip: execute

regsvr32.exe /u "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\fsshext.8.5.1235.0517.dll"

to remove sharing folders icon from my computer.

Oh sure he will,if he gets caught

But as cream said,it seems MS doesen't care,since it's not a mayor update.

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DigitalE    10

I'm going to give this a shot as soon as I get home..

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Unimatrix Xero    37

wont install for me get some spanish message

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gentoogod123    0
wont install for me get some spanish message

is it the error i posted a screenshot of. if so then just look at my next post for the answer.

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Blaine    2

Wow I can't wait till a public beta of this :D

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