How to fix Windows Live Messenger 2011′s high CPU usage

Ever wanted to fix Windows Live Messenger 2011′s tendency to use a lot of CPU? In this article you can find out how.

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Speed-Racer4525d ago (Edited 4525d ago )

Woah, that's neat. The program went from 14MB to 2MB for me. Thanks :)

f7897904523d ago

Meanwhile skype uses 120MB......

Speed-Racer4523d ago

Damn that's a lot. 74MB on my end.

RurouniKaze4523d ago

how to tell how much thingy a program uses

No_Pantaloons4523d ago


ctrl-alt-del, "start task manager",Processes Tab

scroll up and down to find the program, its mem usage is listed to the right.

steve30x4523d ago

ctrl-alt-del is the long way to start task manager. Press ctrl-shift-esc to start task manager.

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Gondee4523d ago

You should not be using MSN. Sorry

RurouniKaze4523d ago

why not ? msn is the flick !


The best MSN Messenger memories in a nutshell

KP: If you’re like me and were a teenager in the early 2000s or even late 90s, you would have most likely used MSN Messenger (Windows Live Messenger) at some point in your life. Before apps like SnapChat, WhatsApp, iMessage, and Skype, MSN Messenger was the way we kept in contact with our friends. ICQ was out the door, and people were now asking what your MSN address was.

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TechImperia3470d ago

Msn messenger and yahoo messenger were the only two IM software I was using in the early 2000s

SouthClaw3470d ago (Edited 3470d ago )

I wholeheartedly miss MSN. Skype isn't that great as an IM. MSN had is own charm and memories.

I remember so much from this article it's a good trip down memory lane.

I remember people getting really peed off when they moved the display picture from one side to the other it was like a huge deal then nothing lol.

temple3469d ago

I used to be on a Zelda MSN group and we used to talk via MSN all the time. I think that was about ten or twelve years ago. Time flies.


How To Get Windows Live Messenger Back After Updating to Skype

Gnoted: If you are upset with being forced to use the new Skype messenger, and want to downgrade to Windows Live Messenger, instead, you can do that in 2 minutes by reading this quick tutorial.

Speed-Racer3797d ago

Why would I want to go back to MSN when everyone is gone over to Skype?

In2iti0n3797d ago

That makes no difference. They can still see you when you're online, and you can still see them and chat with them as usually. No difference there at all.

Just a usability preference that many people seem to have.

Draper3797d ago

I believe those are the same people that don't want to change from Windows 7 to 8.

In2iti0n3796d ago

That makes sense. Some people don't like the change, no matter what.

Nucky3796d ago

Eventually, they will all have to transition to Skype anyway. WLM will be officially dead MArch next year.
So, why postpone the inevitable?

Speed-Racer3796d ago

I just don't see the point trying to stay in the past. Change in inevitable these days. We aren't static anymore like in the past. It's not like Skype is even that bad.

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Nucky3797d ago

This is something my old uncle will love.
I've noticed that only the older people have problems with these transitions to new and different software, and would love it if they could stay on the same version for as long as possible.

justlikeme3796d ago

The only down side of skype is that you can't check your e-mail like you could with messenger.

hard joe3796d ago

Wlv is no longer usable here
Automatically brings me to skype


Transition From Windows Messenger to Skype Begins April 8

PC Mag-Microsoft today announced that its upgrade from Windows Live Messenger to Skype on Windows desktops will begin April 8 and take several weeks to complete.