Windows Live Messenger - discontinued

This version introduced features such as handwriting and nudges.

Application Details:

Version: 7.0
License: Free to use
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.17

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

the installer and the program (Msn Messenger 7.0)

What does not



What was not tested

webcam and games

Hardware tested


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  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Msn Messenger 7.0 have problems when receiving messages from the contacts but is fixed by double-clicking on the contact in the general display of messenger or minimize and maximize the chat window, there is also a problem when typing a message in the window chat that is solved by clicking on the top of the chat window (where you see all the messages sent and received) and again by clicking the message writing area, Scroll bar in chat window don't have a limit and finally the webcam does not work. I created a deb package installer for MSN Messenger 7.0 (Spanish) with the version 1.3.17 of wine to test the application, only for ubuntu 10.10, if you want to run MSN Messenger 7.0 seek access Internet menu or typing msnmsgr terminal.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 07 20111.3.17Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 01 20091.1.16Yes Yes GarbageJaime Rave Torres 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 09 20091.1.12Yes Yes SilverClaudio 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 11 20081.1.6Yes Yes SilverJustin Soulia 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 20 20081.1.0Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
16147 Webcam doesn't work REOPENED View

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HowTo / Notes


- Set wine to Win2K

- Do sh winetricks riched20 msxml3 flash

Then just install and enjoy it.