Message for MSN Premium users concerning MSN Premium on Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Colin Barnhorst, Nov 24, 2006.

  1. I just talked to MSN Tech Support and received permission to pass the
    following on to the ng. I am only the messenger.

    The correct software for Vista is MSN 9.5. Please do not install previous
    versions on Vista.

    9.5 is fully Vista compatible and the software is ready. It is the same
    software that XP users are now using. There is not a separate 9.5 just for

    Although MSN 9.5 is now available, it only installs on versions of Windows
    through XP. The problem is the installer, not MSN 9.5 itself. It cannot
    yet be installed on Vista from

    The reason is that downloads the
    msninst.dll for XP and earlier and not the version of msninst.dll needed for
    Vista. You will get an error stating that msninst.dll could not be
    registered and the installer will exit if you try to use to install MSN 9.5 on Vista.

    There is no supported workaround. If you find one, good for you, but MSN
    will not support it.

    What is going on is that MSN has finished the software but not the download
    website. MSN is working on upgrading and when finished there will be a
    link for Vista users that will download the correct MSN installer for Vista.

    MSN will send an email to MSN users when this link goes live.

    Please don't shoot the messenger. ;)
    Colin Barnhorst, Nov 24, 2006
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  2. Thanks Colin, the only reason I will have for installing it is just for
    Butterfly icon. :)
    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin], Nov 24, 2006
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  3. Thanks, Colin. This is great news :)

    Kristan Kenney
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    News and Experiences on Windows Vista and beyond:

    This post is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Kristan Kenney, Nov 24, 2006
  4. Do you feel an affinity for flighty things? ;)

    Colin Barnhorst, Nov 24, 2006
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    Chad Harris Guest

    Thanks for the info. I done heard that before Colin that thing about don't
    shootin no messengers. Some people say if it's Live don't shoot it never

    Happy Thanksgiving. Thanks for the outstanding job for over a year
    teaching, clarifying and fixng on this group. You also did an excellent job
    conveying changes through Vista builds.

    Chad Harris, Nov 24, 2006
  6. Colin Barnhorst

    Chad Harris Guest

    ICONS INTRINSIC IN VISTA/XP ---Near 2500>More in Vista

    Andre if you're an icon fetishest

    1) As you probably know every Windows since 95 has hundreds of intrinsic
    icons, but vintage Win 2K and now Vista has more of them in the .dlls in
    System 32 you can try many many sources to collect icons that come default
    with the OS, and then a whole other paradigm where you can acquire icons in
    folders via downloads, program folders, zips, new versions of Win Media
    Player for example, Office, etc.

    2) The butterfly icon will show up if you make a new folder in Vista and
    then right click folder>customize Tab>Change Icon Button>Look for Icons in

    3) You can then also hit the Browse button and when you're taking a couple
    minute break>click on each of the .dlls in there. Many will yield icons,
    and of course there are new .dlls because of the new OS Vista in
    shell32.dll. What I do with them is to copy the name of each .dll that
    yeilds icons into something like notepad, etc. with a quick description of
    what icons are there.

    4) Icons are in downloaded programs' folders wherever you might have them.
    If Vista were on C:\> then yocould search C:\ and C:\Windows and
    C:\Users\Profile\Downloads and C:\Program Files and C:\Windows\System32 and
    many others.

    5) Also you can add favicon.ico onto any url and many yield an icon>even a
    MSFT site occasionally, and then change the name of the favicon and tuck it
    into a folder to preserve it.

    6) When you right click a folder>properties>customize tab>change icon
    button>you can browse to any of these locations.

    5) Make a folder for the icons and call it whatever you want. You can
    collect the icons and drag them into that folder after you change the name.

    6) For some reason in Vista's latest 3 or 4 builds through RTM, it is not
    allowing you to change a shortcut icon and make that stick this way, and I'm
    working on a workaround for that. It will let you do this as usual to a


    Chad Harris, Nov 24, 2006
  7. Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

    Colin Barnhorst, Nov 24, 2006
  8. Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin], Nov 25, 2006
  9. MSN 9.5 Installs Just Fine For Me, On Windows Vista RTM, Colin, Just FYI.
    Kevin John Panzke, Nov 26, 2006
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    Tonyo UK Guest

    Hi: You will find my problem in this newsgroup under the heading "MSN Premium
    won't install". This is now April 17, 2007, and they still haven't fixed it.
    I called MSN Premium twice, and their tech support indicates you have to
    download version 9.5. I did, and I made or tried to make it compatible with
    Windows XP SP2. Still doesn't work. I was just wondering if you had since had
    any better luck than me.
    Tonyo UK, Apr 17, 2007
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