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    Winpopup (XP Pro)

    Does anyone know what happened to Winpopup? We used to use it in our household (much like that Zits cartoon episode recently published in Western Australia - I'm sure it's pretty ancient in the US though).

    Anyway, back to the point, does someone know where I can get a low resource consuming replacement? (We need it to be able to work when we are on and off the Internet)

    Thanks in anticipation

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    Re: Winpopup (XP Pro)

    Winpopup was W98, yes? And then became the Messenger Service in W2K.....

    What about: HOW TO: Use Windows Messenger Instant Messaging in Windows Messenger (Q307887)

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    Re: Winpopup (XP Pro)

    Leif, thanks for that link.
    I used Winpopup in WinMe and Win95.

    How do you used Messenger when you are off line?

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    Re: Winpopup (XP Pro)

    Aha - I see Messenger is a service in XP to send console messages to computers which is totally different to MSN Messengers - or instant messenger which is what the KB article is talking about <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Winpopup (XP Pro)

    We use 3M's electronic post it notes to send messages to other computers. (There are other shareware post it notes that work the same way.)

    We like them because not only do we send notes, but they stick around until we trash them. we can also set alarms on them, if we need reminders.

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    Re: Winpopup (XP Pro)

    I don't believe there is any built-in nice, user-friendly messenger service any more.

    Here's a link to MJ's suggestions - 3M Notes - the 'Lite' version is free.

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    Re: Winpopup (XP Pro)

    Thanks for the suggestion, MJ and the link, Leif. The Lite version doesn't work over a network.

    If anyone knows of a good free Winpopup replacement, please let me know.

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    Re: Winpopup (XP Pro)

    A search on Google for "winpopup replacement" brings up hundreds - but don't forget you often get what you pay for <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>.

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    Re: Winpopup (XP Pro)

    IMHO, the 3M program is well worth the cost, but a search for winpopup, post it notes or netsend at a site like downloads.com should bring up all kinds of programs. I'll try to locate the name of the program we used before buying 3M's, it wasn't free but was less expensive.

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    Re: Winpopup (XP Pro)

    I'm now happily using RealPopup. See this post for details

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    Re: Winpopup (XP Pro)

    It took 'forever', but i finally found the NetNotes program i used to use. http://www.jaruzel.com/netnote/
    (I bought a license for 3M's)

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    Re: Winpopup (XP Pro)

    Sadly I don't have Exchange server - but I'd love to be able to use Messenger over our home network.

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    Re: Winpopup (XP Pro)

    Do you know what .NET services I'd need?

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    Re: Winpopup (XP Pro)

    Well I think the only thing you really need is a Passport/Hotmail account. You know MS is calling practically everything .NET. With Messenger all that really does is allows you to sign up for various alerts. I believe some vendors other than MS are beginning to jump on that badnwagon. You'd need to check the Messenger portion of the MS web site for more details.
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    Re: Winpopup (XP Pro)

    and an internet connection - IM is not a good solution for lan chatter unless you have a full time connection.

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