Windows® XP Messenger
Tips on enabling Windows® XP Messenger.
Instant messaging services in Microsoft® Windows® is provided through Windows® Messenger. Although, other messengers are also widely used, this program is more popular because it comes as a default program in Windows® XP when the operating system is installed. Microsoft® has, now, added new features and tools in this messenger through which you can share, display, and do video conferencing with more ease than before. Additional features like, the one which enable users to display pictures in the same screen without transferring them, also come very handy.
Below are a few things to note when it comes to Windows® XP Messenger:
- Tips to enable Windows® Messenger
- Tips to protect against various cyber crimes
- Help and Support
Tips to enable Windows® Messenger
Windows® Messenger is by default enabled when you install Windows® XP operating system in your computer. However, you can also check it by clicking on the ‘Start’ menu button and going to the ‘Programs’ tab, which will give you a list of programs installed in your computer. Windows® XP comes with an older version of Windows® Messenger, however, the program automatically asks for updates after you have run it once or twice. You can also manually install an updated version, which is available for free on many web sites.
If, anyhow, Windows® Messenger is not enabled on your system, you can follow a few, quick steps to enable it. Right click on ‘My Computer’ and then, click on the ‘Manage’ tab. It will open up a window which will have tabs like, ‘System Tools’, ‘Storage’ and ‘Services and Applications’. Click on ‘Services’ and then, double click on ‘Messenger’ within the provided list, which will open another window. There, click on the ‘Automatic Startup’ tab to enable the messenger service. Finally, click on the ‘Start’ button to initiate the messenger service.
Tips to protect against various cyber crimes
Windows® Messenger gives you the option of securing yourself against unwanted matter and people through the security and privacy settings. You can view these settings under the Windows® Messenger settings and customize them to your liking. Also, if it can be avoided, do not pass on your personal details like, telephone numbers, credit card numbers, private pictures, and other sensitive data through instant messengers.
Though Windows® Messenger is very easy-to-use and understand, in case the user is unable to understand any feature or is facing some problems, there is a Help menu provided within Windows® to help him/her out. Windows® Messenger also enables you to voice chat with the people in your list and in case you are unable to use this feature, you can visit the official website of Microsoft® to seek further help and support.