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Msn/live Messenger Question.

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#1 The Kid

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 10:21 AM

Hey, I'm away at school and on their computers, they have blocked access to the Program Files folder in the C: drive. I suppose the purpose of this is to limit any potentially harmfull applications that could get downloaded onto the system. I was wondering however, if there is any way to install MSN/Windows Live Messenger onto the system, by pointing the installation to an alternate location on the drive. If this is possible, I would appreciate any help anyone could offer in performing this task. If it is not, that's fine as well, Thanks either way.

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#2 Nikas


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Posted 19 May 2007 - 10:26 AM

They have their reason to not let people install any application on their computer. I suggest you not to do so.

Alternatively, you might want to try online messenger which is the same as using MSN messenger just that it's web based.

Search google for ebuddy.

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 10:32 AM

I would seriously reconsider making any attempt to bypass your school's designed security and on a computer owned by your school, since doing so could not only make you liable for any harm done to the computer or your school's computer system, but could also make you liable for criminal prosecution. In addition, there may be unwanted academic discipline if traced to you.
Your best solution is to discuss your request, explaining your needs for the application, with the system administrator at your school.

Since this request is in violation of the Forum Rules that forbid discussion of methods to "defeat existing copyright or security measures" I am closing this thread.

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Edited by jgweed, 19 May 2007 - 10:32 AM.

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