Why does MSN Messenger 6.1 have different functionality on Windows 2K Pro vs XP Pro??

Discussion in 'Windows MSN Messenger' started by Scottie P, Nov 5, 2003.

  1. Scottie P

    Scottie P Guest

    Hi

    I'll try and keep this simple. I live in the UK and always connect to the
    same person in New Zealand (My Grandfather) via Messenger. My Grandfather
    uses Windows 98 and MSN Version 5. We both are on DSL lines of 512kb.

    We have found using Netmeeting with both of on version 5 of Messenger for
    video/voice chats has been very reliable and we talk a lot this way.

    I have two PC's one using Windows 2000 and one using XP Pro. Recently I
    decided to take the plunge and upgrade both of my machines to version 6.1 of
    Messenger.

    Under Windows 2000 Netmeeting (under MSN 6.1) is the best yet - the picture
    is clearer and more real time than ever before - I also think that the voice
    quality is better. I can invite my Grandfather to a Netmeeting on this
    machine via a drop down bar on the chat window and it works really well.

    XP Pro though and I have no way of inviting my Grandfather to a Netmeeting
    and we get all the usual stupid messages about the other party did not
    accept your call or does not have a webcam etc etc etc. Very annoying.

    I mainly use my XP machine (I only have one monitor and keyboard) so it is a
    real hassle to disconnect all my peripherals and plug them into the other
    machine.

    Is there any way that I can use Netmeeting on Windows XP Pro with MSN
    Messenger 6.1?? I have uninstalled it for now and gone back to version 5
    because it at least works but now having used 6.1 on my Win 2K machine I
    have been spoilt by much better performance and I'd like to know how to get
    the same quality under XP Pro.

    Any help/advice appreciated.

    Thanks
    Scott
     
    Scottie P, Nov 5, 2003
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    Lucky One Guest

    Hi Scottie

    Not sure if netmeeting will put something in Msn 6.1 to start netmeeting
    but to configure netmeeting in winXP go (start) (run} type conf.exe in to
    the box and hit enter

    post back and let me know if it does
     
    Lucky One, Nov 5, 2003
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  3. Scottie P

    Scottie P Guest

    I tried that with MSN Messenger 6.1 and currently with Windows Messenger
    5.0 - neither lets me choose to have a netmeeting

    Unless someone can suggest another answer I will have to go back to MSN
    Messenger 5.0 - at least I still have the install programme on my Machine.

    Scottie P
     
    Scottie P, Nov 5, 2003
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    Slugbait Guest

    Actually, you will not have to go back to MSN Messenger v5.0...you'll have to go back to using an older operating system, in which case you can continue using v6.1.

    WinMsgr and MsnMsgr will not expose NetMeeting in their menus on XP.

    Here's an option:
    Since you're both on DSL, I assume you both have static IPs. In NetMeeting's File menu, create speeddials and exchange them. You can keep them on your desktop, and just double-click them...NetMeeting (nor Messenger) even needs to be running. NetMeeting will auto-launch and auto-dial.
     
    Slugbait, Nov 6, 2003
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  5. Scottie P

    Scottie P Guest

    Thanks for the suggestion Slugbait, I'm going to try and set this up. If it
    works it's the ideal solution.

    Scottie P


    to go back to using an older operating system, in which case you can
    continue using v6.1.
    NetMeeting's File menu, create speeddials and exchange them. You can keep
    them on your desktop, and just double-click them...NetMeeting (nor
    Messenger) even needs to be running. NetMeeting will auto-launch and
    auto-dial.
     
    Scottie P, Nov 6, 2003
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    No_Audio Guest

    Have you tried running Messenger in W98 'Compatability
    mode' - I believe this then place a 'Start Netmeeting..'
    option in the Actions menu.

    No_Audio
     
    No_Audio, Nov 8, 2003
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