I'm probably safe in saying that I'm not the only one who thinks the new MSN sucks. MSN 7 introduced a plethera of wonderful new features, such as:
* The ability to destroy your custom smileys as you add them
* The ability to steal the active window whenever someone messages you, making you input whatever you were typing into the new chat window (like passwords - joy)
* More obnoxious advertisements
* A more resource intensive and ultimately ugly interface
* The ability to make unhelpful input suggestions as you type (if they bring in paperclip somewhere down the road, I'm gonna vomit)
* Larger filesize
* The ability to force you to view bad handwriting in IM
* The ability to crash when changing the background
* Various other program-crash-related abilities
The list goes on...
What I really, REALLY want, is to be able to roll back to an earlier version, or re-install 6.2. Therein lies the problem... after uninstalling 7.0 and attempting to install 6.2, I get this lovely message
, telling me to update, and if I refuse, it aborts the logon. (if I accept, it installs 7.0, and we're back to square 1).
One of my friends uses 6.2. He's on MSN every day, and has never been forced to upgrade, or endure the new and improved tortures of MSN 7. I assume it is some bug or other. While I never thought I would be asking how to cause more bugs in Microsoft software (it normally has more than enough for me), I would like to know if anyone here knows how I might get it to let me log on with 6.2. Is there soem registry value that I can alter, that will cause MSN to neglect inforcement of the new updates?
Thanks in advance.
because newer is not always better
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