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    We have been running Windows Live Messenger 8.1 under Windows Server 2003.

    When we tried to log in this morning, it said "A new version is available. You must install the newer version in order to continue. Would you like to do this now?"

    When we did this, it said "Couldn't install programs. Sorry, you cannot install the programs you've chosen on this operating system."

    It seems that Windows Live Messenger does not currently list Windows Server 2003 in its list of compatible versions.
    http://download.live.com/SystemRequirements

    How can we get Windows Live Messenger to work on our system now?

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    Thanks for your reply. However, that webpage (dated Feb 2008) contains a link to a standalone installation file for v.8.5, but it seems that we need a standalone installation file for the latest version (v.2009?).

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    You can get it from several sites, e.g. Windows Live Messenger 2009 14.0.8089.726 (get the .msi, not the downloader)

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    OK thanks. I have now found additional information here.
    http://messengergeek.spaces.live.com/blog/...!3406.entry

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