1. I’m using Windows XP – now Windows
Messenger and MSN Messenger are both loading, why is this?
This is now by design, and
you can now run two Passport accounts at once. See
http://messenger.msn.com/support/helphome.asp?client=1#Q1b for more
||MSN Messenger 5 FAQ
2. Where are the Add-ins (ie. MSN
Add-in functionality is only present in
Windows Messenger. The MSN Add-in is no longer required for MSN Mobile
capabilities, Hotmail alerts, etc. but can no longer be disabled.
3. Does this mean the advertisement
window can’t be removed?
The advertising window can no longer be removed without assistance from another
4. What’s new in MSN Messenger 5?
Some of the new features
includes a new sleeker look, UPnP enabled file transfer, built-in MSN
capabilities (MSN Mobile, etc.), a MSN Today screen, HTTP Proxy authentication,
and a “Browse the Web Together” function (available only if you’re a paid member
of MSN, and running version 8.0 of their software).
5. Do Windows 98,
Millennium Edition, and Windows 2000 now have video support?
No, video conversations,
remote assistance, whiteboard, etc. are still limited to Windows XP only.
However, non-XP clients still retain their Start Netmeeting option.
6. I’m using the
“compatibility mode” option to keep the “Start Netmeeting” in my conversation
windows on Windows XP, does this work with Messenger 5?
Yes, the compatibility mode
will also work with Messenger 5. Although you won’t see the change to MSN
Messenger, as it already is MSN Messenger.
7. Now that file transfer
is UPnP enabled, will I need to continue forwarding ports in my Internet
Connection Firewall (ICF) in XP?
In my testing, the ICF still
didn’t open the ports automatically (but routers seem to be doing it without any
trouble). If you see any differently, please contact me.
8. Now that there is now a Windows Messenger and MSN Messenger, where do I
post questions to?
Posting remains the same –
see support options for more information.