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what's the current version please?

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    thebigdintexas Guest

    what's the current version please?

    What is the current version of Windows Live Messenger? I currently have
    Version 2009 (Build 14.0.8064.206). Is this the latest version build? I
    wish there was a "Check for Update" button we could click on the make sure we
    are up to date. And, a "Automatically Check for Updates" feature would be
    nice too. I try going to the Microsoft download page for messenger, but I
    can never find the Version/Build number listed anywhere. Thanks.

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    Re: what's the current version please?

    Hello,

    Yes, that is the latest version. You can press "ALT+M" and uncheck "Hide menu bar" (top right), then click on Help and "Check for updates" to check manually every so often for them though.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigdintexas View Post
    What is the current version of Windows Live Messenger? I currently have
    Version 2009 (Build 14.0.8064.206). Is this the latest version build? I
    wish there was a "Check for Update" button we could click on the make sure we
    are up to date. And, a "Automatically Check for Updates" feature would be
    nice too. I try going to the Microsoft download page for messenger, but I
    can never find the Version/Build number listed anywhere. Thanks.

    Last edited by Brink; 25 Apr 2009 at 06:52.
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    Jonathan Kay [MVP] Guest

    Re: what's the current version please?

    Hi,

    Messenger's protocol automatically checks to see if your version is up-to-date each time you
    sign in and will notify you as such.

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    "thebigdintexas" <thebigdintexas@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > What is the current version of Windows Live Messenger? I currently have
    > Version 2009 (Build 14.0.8064.206). Is this the latest version build? I
    > wish there was a "Check for Update" button we could click on the make sure we
    > are up to date. And, a "Automatically Check for Updates" feature would be
    > nice too. I try going to the Microsoft download page for messenger, but I
    > can never find the Version/Build number listed anywhere. Thanks.


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  4. #4


    thebigdintexas Guest

    Re: what's the current version please?

    There is no such option showing under my Help area, or anywhere else that I
    can find.



    "Brink" wrote:

    >
    > Hello,
    >
    > Yes, that is the latest version. You can press "ALT+M" and uncheck
    > "Hide menu bar" (top right), then click on Help and "Check for updates"
    > to check every so often for them though.
    >
    > Hope this helps,
    > Shawn
    >
    > thebigdintexas;1027551 Wrote:

    > > What is the current version of Windows Live Messenger? I currently have
    > > Version 2009 (Build 14.0.8064.206). Is this the latest version build? I
    > > wish there was a "Check for Update" button we could click on the make
    > > sure we
    > > are up to date. And, a "Automatically Check for Updates" feature would
    > > be
    > > nice too. I try going to the Microsoft download page for messenger, but
    > > I
    > > can never find the Version/Build number listed anywhere. Thanks.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Brink
    >
    > '*MS MVP - Windows Desktop Experience*'
    > (https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/pr...5-AD617AF3D511)
    > *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask
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    Re: what's the current version please?

    Sorry, I was thinking of Windows Live Mail not Messenger. Jonathan Kay is correct about how Messenger checks for updates.


    Quote Originally Posted by thebigdintexas View Post
    There is no such option showing under my Help area, or anywhere else that I
    can find.



    "Brink" wrote:
    >
    > Hello,
    >
    > Yes, that is the latest version. You can press "ALT+M" and uncheck
    > "Hide menu bar" (top right), then click on Help and "Check for updates"
    > to check every so often for them though.
    >
    > Hope this helps,
    > Shawn
    >
    > thebigdintexas;1027551 Wrote:
    > > What is the current version of Windows Live Messenger? I currently have
    > > Version 2009 (Build 14.0.8064.206). Is this the latest version build? I
    > > wish there was a "Check for Update" button we could click on the make
    > > sure we
    > > are up to date. And, a "Automatically Check for Updates" feature would
    > > be
    > > nice too. I try going to the Microsoft download page for messenger, but
    > > I
    > > can never find the Version/Build number listed anywhere. Thanks.

    >
    >
    > --
    > Brink
    >
    > '*MS MVP - Windows Desktop Experience*'
    > (https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/pr...5-AD617AF3D511)
    > *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask
    > them.*
    > '*::Windows 7 Forums::*' (Windows 7 Forums) *and*
    > '*::Vista Forums::*' (http://www.vistax64.com/)
    > *Please post feedback to help others.*
    >

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