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Its better to install Skype now and get used to the new software.

Here’s a look back at how MSN Messenger used to look, during a time when everyone put emoticons in their name or status message, and your mom picking up the phone and killing your modem connection to MSN Messenger was just as annoying as someone using the same font and color as you during a conversation. Microsoft recently killed off Windows Live Messenger in favor of Skype, leaving many of us without years' worth of chat logs or the familiarity that MSN brings.To bypass this message, download Messenger Reviver 2.The programme makes changes to your computer, so grant it the relevant levels of access.Microsoft has sent emails to Windows Live Messenger users asking them to upgrade to Skype because the company is going to close Windows Live Messenger service on March 15, 2013.

Following are the content of the email: On 15th March 2013 we are retiring the existing Messenger service globally (except for mainland China where Messenger will continue to be available) and bringing the great features of Messenger and Skype together.

The Messenger service would continue only for mainland China.

Messenger for Mac 8.0.2, released January 31, is presumably the final update for the software.

If Essentials is installed, but Skype has removed it, Reviver offers the ability to reinstall it: If you no longer have Windows Live Messenger on your system don't worry, we've got you covered.

Microsoft acquired Skype in May 2011 for .5 billion.

Logging in to either account will show the same contacts list.