I don't like being forced to install the latest MSN

@youless (100239)
Guangzhou, China
September 15, 2009 9:30pm CST
I prefer to use the old version of MSN. But today I couldn't use it at all and I was told that I must install the latest version so that I can use MSN. There is no other way and I have to download the latest version of MSN. I don't like being forced to use the latest version. As long as it works fine, I don't like to use the latest version because it's bigger and it will somewhat slow down the computer.
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@lkbooi (16093)
• Malaysia
16 Sep 09
Hi youless, we always feel reluctant to do whatever thing without our consent. We would feel annoying and couldn't accept the new stuff happily, no matter how good it's. Just like your case, seems that you are quite accustomed to the features and functions of the old version MSN and afraid that you have to spend time to You are forced to upload the latest version as the old is no longer available.
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@lkbooi (16093)
• Malaysia
16 Sep 09
I hit the post button accidentally. I will continue my post here again Yeah, I understand that you worry a lot the latest one would lower the speed of your pc. But you don't other choice anymore and have to try it. May be it's not as "dreadful" as what you imagine. So no harm have a trial on it. Good luck!I use yahoo most of the time. I do have MSN, after updated I don't find any problem when using it. All windows and uploading going on smoothly Take care and happy posting!
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@youless (100239)
• Guangzhou, China
16 Sep 09
I am different. I also have a Yahoo account but I don't use it for quite a long time. I like to use MSN much more because my friends and family use it.
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@lkbooi (16093)
• Malaysia
16 Sep 09
Oh, no wonder you pick only the MSN! It’s more convenient for you to keep in touch with your family and friends using the same site. I use IE browser only if I need to log on to the local banks here to monitor the real time stock market. I have friends and relatives using MSN as well. So I usually would read and write and forward emails at the same time then Have a nice day
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
16 Sep 09
hello youless, what if the old version is already phased out? then you cannot do anything because it will not work anymore. i guess you will be hanging there waiting for them to allow you to use the old version. what is your other option? ann
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@youless (100239)
• Guangzhou, China
16 Sep 09
They just don't allow to use the old version at all.
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
16 Sep 09
then you will have to use another site aside from msn am afraid. anyway, i hope you get your wish. ann
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@cavella (98)
• Indonesia
18 Sep 09
hi! You can just use other website service like meebo.com or webmessenger.msn.com so u dont have to install new version of msn
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@youless (100239)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Sep 09
Nice idea!
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@wolfie34 (26790)
• United Kingdom
16 Sep 09
Hi my friend, I had to instal the latest edition of limewire a few months ago, so I did but when I installed it it wouldn't load it kept prompting me that I didn't have a certain program to be able to run it, I have tried to get my old copy back but I can't retrieve it as the new update has wiped it, and now I am left without Limewire I was absolutely fuming, I haven't managed to use it since. So I am always wary of updating stuff because if it goes wrong then you are left with nothing because it automatically over-writes it. Sometimes you haven't got a choice, and I hate change and you feel that you have just got used to the new edition then they go and update it yet again!
@youless (100239)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Sep 09
I haven't heard Limewire before. It is bad that their new version doesn't work.
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@JenInTN (27546)
• United States
16 Sep 09
I don't like being forced to download "latest" versions either. I would sometimes like to keep what I am comfortable with at the same performance level it had when I got it.
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@youless (100239)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Sep 09
I agree with you.
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• Canada
16 Sep 09
I hate when that happens!! Why can't these computer people just leave things as they are? Whatever happen to "if it ain't broke, don't fix it?" I never understood all of these upgrades, and updates. From software, to hardware, it's all upgraded eventually, and it drives me nuts!
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@youless (100239)
• Guangzhou, China
16 Sep 09
I think so. I think MSN can let people to choose which version they prefer to use.
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@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
10 Nov 09
Yeah... I know what you mean. And this is especially so if you are still using the older versions of windows. And in order to make use of MSN, you have to go through a barrage of upgrades as well. Or if you are using the right version of windows, you may need to do some SP upgrades in order to install MSN. It is really troublesome, ain't it?
@youless (100239)
• Guangzhou, China
10 Nov 09
Yes, it is so annoying.
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@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
12 Nov 09
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• Singapore
19 Feb 10
I actually like the newer versions of MSN as they have more and better features. But I do agree that they shouldn't phrase out the older versions and let people have the choice to use whatever version they want. The only reason I can think of why they want to do that is due to compatibility problem. Newer version of MSN may not be compatible with the older versions so there might be a problem for users using different versions of MSN.
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@youless (100239)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Feb 10
As time goes by, I get used to the new version of MSN
• Thailand
3 Nov 09
Hi youless, same here I hate the new MSN. I can't believe that we are forced to download the new one as users should be allowed to have a choice on what they use. I think this is really unfair and I've already found a couple of bugs, sometimes I couldn't even log in so it is quite fustrating. I believe we will hear many more complaints about this issue.
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@youless (100239)
• Guangzhou, China
3 Nov 09
Yes, I have to download the latest version of MSN so that I can continue to use it.