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AOL users can download and install MSN Instant Messenger.

Can AOL users download & install MSN messenger?

As far as I know they certainly can. And Yahoo messenger and others as well. And MSN users can download and install AOL instant messenger and Yahoo and others also.

Article C2098 - July 4, 2004 « »

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Leo Leo A. Notenboom has been playing with computers since he was required to take a programming class in 1976. An 18 year career as a programmer at Microsoft soon followed. After "retiring" in 2001, Leo started Ask Leo! in 2003 as a place for answers to common computer and technical questions. More about Leo.

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September 29, 2004 7:04 PM

can the buddy lists be combined?

September 29, 2004 7:25 PM

Not in the separate applications, no. But I believe if you use a third party applications like Trillian that communicates on both MSN and AOL IMs, you can.

October 2, 2004 2:38 AM

Is there an MSN meesenger (official or unofficial) that can be opened IN the AOL explorer?

October 4, 2004 6:32 PM

how do i download it??

October 5, 2004 11:42 AM

Download it by visiting the download site and following the instructions there:

How long it will take depends on several things. This article should help:

November 19, 2004 5:00 AM

If Yahoo and Hotmail are free ... why am I paying for AOL?????? This is a serious question.

November 19, 2004 9:06 AM

Because AOL is how you're connecting to the internet. That's NOT part of the free Yahoo and Hotmail services. You still have to arrange to get connected to the internet somehow.

That, and this article:

Katherine Hernandez
December 22, 2004 1:59 PM

I've downloaded Yahoo Messenger and had used it for a long time all of a sudden I can't connect, I downloaded it again and again to no avail,and feeling very frustrated, it says Yahoo cannot connect, I'm signed on to the internet, can't figure it out, HELP

kaylah kashkish
May 17, 2005 9:54 AM

i need to download msn messanger installer

May 17, 2005 9:55 AM

Go here:

November 14, 2005 3:08 AM

i have aol broadband platiunum but cannot sign in to my msn account. Why is this? how do i solve the problem?

aaron elliott
March 13, 2006 12:12 PM

i cant get onto msn messenger when i got aol broadband

April 17, 2006 7:57 PM

Hi Leo,
I would like to install MSN7.5 but my pc prompt adminstrator pass word is required. How can i install it without my company adminstrator password. Many thanks

April 17, 2006 8:23 PM

To the best of my knowledge you cannot. It requires administrative privileges.

April 19, 2006 1:49 PM

hey. ive tried signing on to msn, but it says a firewall is blocking it.ive turned my firewall off but its stil blocked. is it aol? what can i do?cheers.

May 8, 2006 2:31 PM

since i got AOL broadband, a cant use MSN....has ths happened to any1 else??

October 7, 2006 5:43 AM

hiya leo,
im having a problem...i want msn badly but it is saying firewall is blocking it! i cant get rid of firewall because i will get viruses and if i did get rid of it it still might not work is there any other way to make it work. reply asap. my daughter really wants to go on it but no matter how i try it just dont work. thanks

October 17, 2006 12:41 AM

I am having a problem using my msn messenger with AOL. It doesn't work. It just comes up with a problem when i try to sign in. Troubleshoot or cancel? When i try troubleshhot it comes up with keyport error. Help.

james boardman
December 23, 2006 4:50 AM

when i try to get live messenger on aol it lets me download it but not install it, i dont no why, please help me get live messenger.

June 19, 2007 11:48 PM

im haveing the same problem with my msn messenger. it says its error 80072ee7...i have that why?

So Long
November 25, 2007 12:16 PM

Well, every time I try to sign in a msn it say it is error 80048416. It says that there is something wrong with the keyports, I don't know what a keyport is and whenever a I click repair it doesn't work. What do I do, and If I need a keyport, where do I get one? I really want to work on it.

November 29, 2007 2:39 AM

hi leo.
im not sure if this applies to u but i thought i would ask anyway.
i've recently got broadband wireless and i cant seem to get onto msn messenger, it keeps saying something about firewall and error code 80072efd, would you at all know anyway i would be able to get into my account?

July 27, 2012 8:10 AM

do i have msn messenger?

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