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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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 NoSilveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 01 20091.1.16Yes Yes NoGarbageJaime Rave Torres 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 09 20091.1.12Yes Yes NoSilverClaudio 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 11 20081.1.6Yes Yes NoSilverJustin Soulia 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 20 20081.1.0Yes Yes NoSilveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
201 Igowin: masking problem - image is not transparent CLOSED FIXED View
3534 Systray icons are not transparent... CLOSED FIXED View
5162 Multiple applications need ITextServices::TxDraw and ITextServices::TxGetNaturalSize implementation (Google Talk, WebLoad, XMPSetup, ICQ 6.x, Kugou Music, QQ, Wechat, PVSYST) CLOSED FIXED View
6054 MSN Messenger crashes due to missing BSTR length field CLOSED FIXED View
8300 Title bar shown in window style that does not have one CLOSED FIXED View
8555 No large display pictures in MSN Messenger 7.0 CLOSED FIXED View
8672 MSN Messenger 7.0: Can't Sign In CLOSED FIXED View
9354 MSN Messenger is Not Showing the images correctly CLOSED DUPLICATE View
10065 MSN Messenger Doesn't Show New Conversation Windows CLOSED FIXED View
10066 MSN Messenger: Emoticon and Winks menus are showed behind the window CLOSED FIXED View
10073 MSN Messenger 7.0 Crash while sign in CLOSED DUPLICATE View
11941 No text in many areas of MSN Messenger 7.0 CLOSED DUPLICATE View
12179 MSN Messenger 7.0 crashes while starting CLOSED FIXED View
12180 MSN Messenger 7.0 crash while configuring the Webcam CLOSED FIXED View
12223 MSN Messenger 7 - winks do not appear CLOSED ABANDONED View
12447 MSN Messenger 7.0 crash while loading the Contact list CLOSED FIXED View
12965 Weird border in MSN Messenger when hiding tittle bar CLOSED FIXED View
13196 Icons with inverted color or without transparent background CLOSED DUPLICATE View
15044 Random crash in MSN Messenger 7.0 CLOSED FIXED View
15064 MSN Messenger 7.0 hangs after configuring the webcam CLOSED FIXED View
15334 richedit: cursor doesn't change when over a scrollbar CLOSED FIXED View
15435 Wine logs too verbose, quieter fixme's needed CLOSED ABANDONED View
16147 Webcam doesn't work REOPENED View
16474 MSN Messenger 7.0: Tabs content not loading CLOSED ABANDONED View
16769 MSN Messenger 7.0 Don't redraw the chat window correctly CLOSED FIXED View
16770 MSN Messenger 7.0: Chat window get the focus incorrectly CLOSED FIXED View
16772 MSN Messenger 7.0: Scroll bar in chat window don't have a limit CLOSED ABANDONED View
16807 MSN Messenger 7.0 Audio Conference doesn't work. CLOSED ABANDONED View
16920 Automatic download of dotnetfx installer doesn't work anymore CLOSED FIXED View
17404 MSN Messenger 7.0 does not sign-in CLOSED FIXED View
20187 MSN Messenger 7.x crash while changing the tabs CLOSED ABANDONED View

Show open bugs

HowTo / Notes


- Set wine to Win2K

- Do sh winetricks riched20 msxml3 flash

Then just install and enjoy it.