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gihund@mac.com
19th May 2007, 10:45 AM
HELP!!

I'm trying to use the MSN messenger on my Macbook - a notice pops up to say I need to download a new version in order to go ahead to use the messenger. I dutifully pressed YES download it,,! But all I got was an icon that leads me nowhere. I can't open the messenger still, nor does it look like the "downloaded" update has updated the old version.

What to do?

Any thoughts, geniuses?

LUCY

tintinaujapon
19th May 2007, 10:46 AM
Use Adium (http://www.adiumx.com/) instead.

You'll never look back.

MrJesseRoss
19th May 2007, 10:52 AM
OR, if you really want to use Messenger, download it straight from here: http://www.microsoft.com/mac/default.aspx?pid=msnmessenger

will
19th May 2007, 10:54 AM
Is there a video sending alternative to msn that will accept video to and from msn?

I have yahoo and ichat and tried adium.

thorevenge
19th May 2007, 11:04 AM
http://www.mercury.to (http://www.mercury.to/)

gihund@mac.com
19th May 2007, 11:09 AM
OR, if you really want to use Messenger, download it straight from here: http://www.microsoft.com/mac/default.aspx?pid=msnmessenger


Then what about the original MSN messenger?? It'll just overwrite it?
I can't even remove what I HAVE downloaded it seems.... Please suggest a better way.

In Windows, you've got the Add/ Remove hardware/ software command in the Control Panel. Where is the equivalent of Mac's??

Lucy

queraxus
19th May 2007, 11:11 AM
You drag the application to the trash. Can't get much simpler than that.

MrJesseRoss
19th May 2007, 11:12 AM
Have you tried dragging Messenger from your Apps folder to the Trash?

I believe that downloading/installing the new version will simply overwrite the old version, anyway.

darksplat
19th May 2007, 11:17 AM
Actually I have tried to logon messager today and it tells me constantly that i have to download a new version which i have done through messager itself and then the microsoft site and it still tells me i have to download the lastest one bloody microsoft
cheers
darksplat

AusMac
19th May 2007, 11:30 AM
All one needs to do is register an account at MSN and use Adium or Proteus there are also others .. not sure if they are still being updated.

gihund@mac.com
19th May 2007, 11:38 AM
You drag the application to the trash. Can't get much simpler than that.

I did. I drug the icon on the application window to dump it. it says I don't have the priviledges.

gihund@mac.com
19th May 2007, 11:39 AM
Actually I have tried to logon messager today and it tells me constantly that i have to download a new version which i have done through messager itself and then the microsoft site and it still tells me i have to download the lastest one bloody microsoft
cheers
darksplat

Yup - that's pretty much what I'm coming across at the moment.

The pop up tells you that you've gotta download a new version now in order to continue logging in. So you download it. It's all but an icon.

Thanks guys

Exocet
19th May 2007, 11:44 AM
You know how to properly install applications on a Mac, gihund? When you download a file it will usually be a .dmg file. When you open this file it creates a virtual disc (the white hard-drive looking icon). You open up the virtual disk, and inside there is a single icon, this is the entire application. Drag this icon to your Applications folder.

Congratulations, you've now installed the program! Once you're finished you need to clean up. Click and drag the white-disk to the trash, the icon will change to an eject symbol. This is ejecting the 'virtual disk' from your computer. Once you've done that, you can then delete the .dmg file. Just drag it to the trash and its gone.

Then you can run the program from your Applications folder by double-clicking on its icon. When you're finished with it, just drag that icon to the trash and that's uninstalled it.

There's no such add/remove programs control panel for Mac.

jerrah
19th May 2007, 11:46 AM
The 'icon' I believe you're getting is the install file for messenger. Drag that icon to your applications folder. It should overwrite the existing version.

If it still says you don't have permission to do that, are you the administrator of your machine?

Who installed Messenger on your computer in the first instance? Perhaps you could ask them to assist you.

darksplat
19th May 2007, 11:47 AM
first of all mate go to the microsoft office 2004 folder in your applications folder then delete press the apple key and the "delete" key not the "del" key msn messager and if you have it microsoft messager.Then drag the icon from the disk image you downloaded to the microsoft folder it should copy then start the messager

Macyoshary
22nd May 2007, 08:39 PM
adium

AusMac
22nd May 2007, 09:07 PM
^ by the way, Adium is great but nothing can repair the shoddy service that MSN provides. Of all the IM clients on Adium's list, MSN is the one most constantly down.