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How to install MSN Messenger

1. Run wlsetup-custom.exe you just downloaded from Windows Live site.
Run wlsetup-custom.exe to install MSN Messenger

2. Choose MSN Messenger and any other programs you want to install and click Install. Please keep in mind the required hard drive space, as you select additional programs.
Select programs to install with your MSN Messenger

3. To complete your installation, select your setting and click Continue. At this point you can select Bing as the default search engine for your browser, and change your default homepage to MSN. if you do not wish to do so, simply uncheck these boxes before proceeding.
Select defaults for your MSN Messenger

4. Click Close. If you do not have a Windows Live ID, or a Microsoft Hotmail account, you may want to click "Sign Up" and get one (you will need an ID to use your MSN Live Messenger) before closing this window.
Get Windows Live ID for your MSN Messenger

5. Congratulations! You have successfully installed MSN Messenger and should be able to see Windows Live folder in your Start menu.

This short video explains the installation and setup process for MSN Messenger in great detail:

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