x64 support!

Discussion in 'Windows Live Messenger' started by .Chris, Sep 6, 2007.

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    .Chris Guest

    Please, when will you guys have the x64 bit support. I dont think any of us
    want to wait a year while you could be working on and relasing it sooner.
    your just slacking off. please give us x64 bit. even if it will take a week
    or two, all we want, is to have the support real soon!
    .Chris, Sep 6, 2007
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    Jason Guest

    It's a shame that these new Windows Live products are not 64-bit compatible
    at the moment.
    Jason, Sep 6, 2007
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    aNILEator Guest

    Just shows that Microsoft aren't the pioneers anymore and that they neglect
    their customers and beta testers opinions, time, talents and knowledge
    aNILEator, Sep 6, 2007
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    gildarocha Guest

    no support for Vista x64 users... you will correct it "soon", right? ;)
    gildarocha, Sep 6, 2007
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    aNILEator Guest

    There is an unofficial work-around it didn't work for me though.
    aNILEator, Sep 6, 2007
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    dj02 Guest

    Yes, where is the x64 support?????????? Have Microsoft forget that x64 Vista
    have WoW emulation!!!!!!!! I'm so angry.
    dj02, Sep 8, 2007
  7. I bet they'd sell a lot more copies of Vista if it had WoW (World of
    Warcraft) emulation. (that's a joke, I know WoW is Windows on Windows for
    running 32bit apps on 64bit Vista... but the jokes funny, no?)

    64bit versions of Vista amount to a very small percentage of the Vista
    install base I'd imagine (not that the install base is very big) and so
    those few of us who have bought it aren't really a priority to Microsoft, at
    least not for desktop apps like the Live suite. Get used to being a second
    class citizen, we're going to be that for a while because the vast majority
    of Windows users are staying on XP for a while and most that do upgrade will
    stay on 32bit versions.

    I'll play prophet for a sec (obviously take with a grain of salt): Vista
    won't get much penetration at all this year. First quarter of 2008 when sp1
    comes out businesses will start to move but home users will largely stay
    with XP. The two biggest buying periods for home PC's are back to school
    and Christmas so I don't expect large home user momentum for Vista until the
    end of summer 2008 when people are getting ready to go back to school (my
    alma mater told all incoming freshmen to request XP this year even though
    Vista has been out for a while) and then Christmas 2008 should also be good.
    Most people don't know to ask for 64bit versions and even OEM's ship 32bit
    versions on their 64bit systems so there will be very few (as a percentage)
    64bit installs and thus Microsoft is going to continue to treat us as second
    class. Welcome to the bleeding edge.
    Nicholas Hanson, Sep 8, 2007
  8. x64 support in Messenger is fine... it's the stupid unified installer that
    doesn't work with x64. That said, here is a solution:

    Install it on a 32-bit system and then manually copy the following install
    files to your x64 system:

    Windows Live Writer

    Windows Live Messenger

    Windows Live Sign-In Assistant

    Windows Live Mail

    Windows Live Toolbar

    Windows Live Photo Gallery
    GoodThings2Life, Sep 8, 2007
  9. Well its better if you can zip these files somewhere in the net because some
    dosent have a 32bit systems.

    url for the files thank you.
    Janne Granström, Sep 8, 2007
  10. I don't think that I implied that direct URL's to these files exist. I said
    it was necessary to install on x86 and copy them to the x64 system. I have a
    hard time believing that you have absolutely no access to an x86 system.

    As for zipping and posting, I make it a policy not to redistribute Microsoft
    products as I'd rather not have Microsoft Legal coming down on me.
    GoodThings2Life, Sep 10, 2007
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    GeekMaster1 Guest

    DIRECT URLs please.
    GeekMaster1, Oct 7, 2007
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    Karl Heinz Guest

    Karl Heinz, May 29, 2008
  13. No surprise there.

    They still won't officially support it though.
    Jonathan Kay [MVP], May 30, 2008
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