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Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

As you might already know that several leaked distrubition of Windows Live Messenger 8.5 (some will still call it MSN Messenger 8.5) has been tampered. The tempered installers may bundle ads and spywares.

MenthiX has provided an official installer digitally signed by Microsoft.

You can varify it from Properties > Digital Signatures of the downloaded installer.
Windows Live Messenger 8.5 - Digital Signature of Microsoft

But the installer is in Español and you will need to patch it to make it English.

I am providing you detailed step-by-step instructions with screenshots of how to install and get the english version of WLM 8.5.

First download the following 3 files:
Español Installer: ES_Install_WLMessenger_8_5.exe
Language Patch: msgslang.8.5.1235.0517.dll
Messenger Plus! Live Patch: msimg32.dll

Mirror:
RapidShare.com (All Files)

Run the ES_Install_WLMessenger_8_5.exe to start the installation process.

Accept the terms.
WLM 8.5 - Accept Terms

Installation process starts.
Install MSN 8.5

You can disable the option to make MSN the home page of your Internet Explorer ;)
MSN as your Internet Explorer home page

Click on the Instalar button.
Windows Live Messenger 8.5 - Install Button

The installer should be installing WLM 8.5 into your system…
Windows Live Messenger 8.5 - Installing…

Installation is finished! Clicking on the Windows Live Messenger link will start the program.
Windows Live Messenger 8.5 - Start WLM 8.5

Click on Cerrar button to finish the installation.
Windows Live Messenger 8.5 - Finish

Now we have the Windows Live Messenger 8.5 – Español Version running.
Windows Live Messenger 8.5 - Español

Now we need to change it into English -_-”

Exit the running Windows Live Messenger from system tray.
Windows Live Messenger 8.5 - Exit

Now copy the msgslang.8.5.1235.0517.dll and msimg32.dll to C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\. Overwrite the existing one.
Windows Live Messenger 8.5 - Copy Files

Done!

Now start the Windows Live Messenger 8.5 from the Programs menu (Start > All Programs).
Windows Live Messenger 8.5 - Start from program menu

Enjoy Windows Live Messenger 8.5 (Yes! English =D )
Windows Live Messenger 8.5 - English

Here is the conversation window. Yes Messenger Plus! tabbed chat windows working =D
Windows Live Messenger 8.5 Conversation Window

New location of “Writing Message” notification:
Windows Live Messenger 8.5 - Writing Message

Same for “Last Message Received”:
Windows Live Messenger 8.5 - Last Message Received

Note the new menu location:
Windows Live Messenger 8.5 Menu Location

There is a new emoticon (‘.’) which displays a bunny. But i dont know why *help turned into bunny here!
Windows Live Messenger 8.5 - im to bunny

… and here is the version info:
Windows Live Messenger 8.5 - Version Info


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