So far until Windows Live Messenger 2009, all versions of MSN Messenger and Windows Live Messenger (WLM) does not support running multiple instances of the program. It means that at any one time, only one Windows Live Messenger program is allowed to be launched, effectively restricts WLM users to login to just not more than 1 account at one time.

In Windows Live Messenger 2009 (current version installable through Windows Live Essentials), Microsoft has added support for running multiple instances of Windows Live Messenger, allowing user to sign in to multi-login and log on to multiple accounts. The helper external third party programs such as MultiLive or MultiMSN no longer required.

The support for multi-WLM is not enabled by default, but can be easily turned on and enable with registry hack.

  1. Run Registry Editor (regedit).
  2. Navigate to the following registry key:

    KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Live\Messenge

    For 64-bit (x64) OS, go to following registry branch instead:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows Live\Messenger

  3. In the right pane, right click on any blank space, select New on context menu, and then click on DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  4. Name the new registry value entry as MultipleInstances.
  5. Modify the MultipleInstances and set its value data as 1.
  6. Start as many Windows Live Messenger windows as you want from Start Menu.

Running Multiple Windows Live Messenger for Multi-Logins

Note that you need a different Windows Live account (MSN Passport user name) and password in order to run two or more instances of Windows Live Messenger. If you have set automatically login upon running WLMessenger, an error may pop up when additional instance is run if your login is still signed in when new instance opening. Just change to your second WL Messenger login.

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  • Fucker!

    Seu Burro! está errado seu tutorial.

    vai estudar

  • anonymous

    Its not working for me neither.. W764bit.. I did everything you said.. I even set the value to 2.. & DWORD (64-bit) too & no luck!.. Any help would be great! ..

  • mos

    It is not work for me. MSN2011 15.4.3538.513
    WIN 7 64 bit

  • Karim Eino

    U R the best

    Thanks Dude ;)

  • Sunny

    Absolutely fun….!! Great …!!


  • san


  • LoU

    It’s *

  • Ashraf

    Working Great WLM 15 , thanks :)

  • utun

    hello guys!

    i was able to work WLM2011 multiple instances.

    try it! ->

  • julia

    that didn't work for me

  • abdullah


  • Myu

    <3 thanks a lot

  • utkan_13

    doea work the 2011 version of messenger ?

  • Carlos

    how i can make multiple instances using msn 2011 ?

  • jay

    hallow guys i have done all the steps but when i try to run msn i can only open the one which was already running. any solution for this ?

    thank in advance

  • John

    Unfortunately Microsoft in their infinite wisdom have disabled this feature in messenger 2011, you will have to make a request for a feature modification at if you want to see it back again.

    Either that or downgrade back to the previous revisions where this regfix works..



  • Mark DC

    I am still searching for a solution for WLM 2011. I just got used to running two instances and this blows :(

  • samuel

    agree it worked with all previous versions of windows live messenger but not 2011 version

  • kalu

    well.. It doesn't work with windows live messenger 2011.

  • Somewan

    Work fine with win 7 – 64bits

    I tried several times before it works but it finally did

    Make sure you choose Dword 32bit even if you're working on a 64bits system

  • Jimmy

    Any clue on how to get this to work with the new Windows Live Messenger 2011 (Build 15.4.3502.922)

    Annoying that they changed this.

  • HannaH

    Excellent!! Works like charm!!

    (Windows XP and MSN live)

  • Juan

    Does not work with windows live messenger 2011, only applies to windows live messenger 2009

  • liao78

    not work with final version of msn 2011.

    what can we do sir?

    Can you help me?


  • bient

    not work with final version of msn 2011 :(

  • denize

    its not working.. theres no dword32 here… only dword and binary and i did the procedure but its not working. please help

  • Ibrahim


  • Ivan

    Good!!! Thanks

  • John

    Excellent article..very easy…and works 100% thanks

  • James

    worked for me too win 7 ultimate 64-bit system. Thanks so much!

  • Gafsi

    it works very well

  • Ersin

    it works very very thanks :)

  • nana

    I tried it for the first time it didn't work.

    but upon carefully reading the simple instruction

    once again, I had it running, thanks to u guys.

  • David

    Ola .. I wonder if it is compatible with Windows 7, because I have been looking for a route that specifies but nothing I can not find the folder messenger …

    Hopefully they can give me some solution

  • georges

    its not working with Win 7,any help plz

  • hey read first before you perform some download. .anyway

    Run Registry Editor (regedit).

    Navigate to the following registry key:

    KEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows LiveMessenge

    For 64-bit (x64) OS, go to following registry branch instead:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeMicrosoftWindows LiveMessenger

    In the right pane, right click on any blank space, select New on context menu, and then click on DWORD (32-bit) Value.

    Name the new registry value entry as MultipleInstances.

    Modify the MultipleInstances and set its value data as 1.

    Start as many Windows Live Messenger windows as you want from Start Menu.

    this is a very helpful thing.. works very smooth..

  • panget

    its very simple! just follow the instruction then viola! you have a multiple messenger. problem only if your an indiot to follow simple instruction wehehehehe

  • charlie

    can u pls tell me and explain how to activate the multi msn .

  • murtaza

    thanks awesome trick.. Can u explain me how it works

  • onur

    thank you very much. it works.

  • Jas

    thats great mate worked 100%

  • polipode

    Thanks, it worked.

  • frency

    thanks man!

  • Saad


  • tom

    perfect. thanks

  • kassem

    thanks alot man

  • Jeronimo

    Graaaande teacher. so things are done. style and knowledge. works perfect. with your permission, the only improvement is to do this from a. reg just to make them fast. but stop being so transparent.

  • Fabio


  • adrian

    thank you very much. I was already angry with windows 7

  • jon

    fantastic thank you

  • Gemsy

    OMG that was so easy Thanx man ive been wating for so long to do this, crazy!!!!!

  • M

    Took me abit to find the right directory, but it worked perfectly and with no problems ^^

    oh how long I have been waiting to do this, thanks !

  • sam

    hi , i did every thing but its not work , can any one help me ? tnx

  • Aman

    vry gr8 trick man!!!! it works gr8 with me… Windows 7 ultimate

  • what a fucking website I just want to download MULTIPLE MSN 14 !!!:@:@ I don't want to download fucking vbuzzer:@:@!!! fuck u all…..

  • what that fucking website !!!:@

    I just want to download MULTIPLE MSN MESSEnGer 14 I don't to download fucking vbuzzer fuck u all!!!!!:@:@:@

  • aysem

    thanx for the help

    it was so easy to do what u said…

    only i didnt know i had to ; START/RUN the regedit at the beginning but asked jeewes any way…

    tested and it works


  • Very Very Very Thanks

  • quiq

    thanks just that i need

  • hani

    u genius man ,awesome

  • Hikmat

    you're really an angel

    thanks for the help

  • greyss


  • VERY NIIICE thx :):):):)

  • MAt

    thanks mate this is wicked!

  • Andrew

    You made that soooooo easy. I'm not very comp savvy but your instructions were flawlwess. Thank you

  • Khaled

    u r greaaaaaaaaat

    Thanks a lot :D:D

  • Asma Qureshi


    Thanks to share good information regarding Multi MSN :D



    Asma Qureshi

    Software Eng

    Dubai – UAE

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  • Andreeia

    wow thanks =)

  • miley

    hey can u plz help !how can i download the new multi winows live messenger

  • yllka

    hey can u plz help !how can i download the new multi winows live messenger

  • wael


    and worked

  • wali

    hey man….ur hacking saysTwm iS AMAzing..i hAv Activated multi LOgin INTo mSN..thanX ALot..

  • jay ko

    Wooow… many many thnx :)

  • zeo

    Start – Run – type in ''Regedit''

  • elie koborsy

    hey can u plz help !how can i download the new multi winows live messenger

  • Ghina

    hey i don't know how to run the registery editor..can anyone help plz

  • waseem satti

    Thats great welldone….its work

    A genius mind behind this..

  • NiSWaNJY@Gmail

    Wow !

    Genius !

    Smart !

    Awesome !

    Nice :D

    It Works Perfect :D

  • busta

    waw. thaks bob. damn its a great info. a very plasent week to u

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  • Great info!!

    Thanks a lot.

  • Ben

    I wrote a program that can do this automatically for you:

  • David

    thanksssssssssssss for the REGEDIT trick..! hahaha

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  • Mujahid Beyg

    great man..luv u

  • it rocks…. thanks buddy…

  • Hey thanks dude !

    It Really Works :)

    You Rocks :D

  • na


    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows LiveMessenger

    for XP


    KEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows LiveMessenge


    and it works great.

  • Mike

    hey guys , it doesn't work on vista

    anyone knows how to make it work


  • jyej

    thanx great job. well done. Can we do this on windows 2000 professional with msn messenger 7.0 installed.

  • jeff

    man u r really gret………thanx

  • GioGio

    Thanks a lot! It worked and I needed this badly for the new MSN Messenger! Awesome tip

  • Just wanted to updated, i had looked into it properly in my free time and was able to get it done. and its now working perfect on my XP Pro.

    Thanks for your great effort, it was a great piece of education.

    Appreciate it.

    Good luck for more to come

  • Limonzitos

    working fine on my XP Pro

  • Amir

    using Xp. and cannot see the Windows Live in KEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoft

    how i can see that ? until i see that cannot proceed ahead.

    if there is still the 3rd party free patch or soft kind list so that i can use that either.

  • Fletch

    worked on my Business 32 bit

  • Fletch

    worked a charm

    thank you

  • thanks

  • gatzke

    Doesn't work on Vista Business 32-bit

  • Anas

    Thank u
    it works :d

  • Ale

    it doesn't work :(

  • Superb

    Very nice technique

    Keep it up

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