Saturday, October 24, 2009

Windows Live multi Messenger 2009

The support for multi-WLM is not enabled by default, but can be easily turned on and enable with registry hack.

1. Run Registry Editor (regedit).

2. Navigate to the following registry key :
KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Live\Messenge

For 64-bit (x64) OS, go to following registry branch instead:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows Live\Messenger

3. In the right pane, right click on any blank space, select New on context menu, and then click on DWORD (32-bit) Value.

4. Name the new registry value entry as MultipleInstances.

5. Modify the MultipleInstances and set its value data as 1.

6. Start as many Windows Live Messenger windows as you want from Start Menu.

Note that you need a different Windows Live account (MSN Passport user name) and password in order to run two or more instances of Windows Live Messenger. If you have set automatically login upon running WLMessenger, an error may pop up when additional instance is run if your login is still signed in when new instance opening. Just change to your second WL Messenger login.

Happy Multi Messenger

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