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    Remove MSN Live 8.0 Ads [GUIDE

    dont know if this ever been posted here but i thought it be useful to you.


    Instructions for editing and removing ads from MSN Live Version 8.0.0.792.00
    1. Get resource hacker as per MSN 7.5 instructions
    2. Exit MSN (Right click - Exit)
    3. Copy C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msgsres.dll (2,272,552bytes) to a backup folder
    4. Load C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msgsres.dll within Reshacker
    5. Open the tree structure:
      4004 -> 923 -> 1033
    6. In the right pane scroll down to line 146 (The line numbers are displayed in the left region of the status bar)
    7. Change:
      <Element layoutpos=bottom layout=borderlayout()>
      <Constrainer layoutpos=top ID=Atom(SSConstrainer) Layout=FillLayout()>
      <SlideShowWithAd ID=Atom(AdBanner) Layout=BorderLayout()
      Padding=Rect(0,0,8,3) Active=inactive>
      <Element Layout=BorderLayout() LayoutPos=Top>

      To:
      <Element layoutpos=none layout=borderlayout()>
      <Constrainer layoutpos=none ID=Atom(SSConstrainer) Layout=FillLayout()>
      <SlideShowWithAd ID=Atom(AdBanner) Layout=BorderLayout()
      Padding=Rect(0,0,0,3) Active=inactive Visible=False>
      <Element Layout=BorderLayout() LayoutPos=None>
    8. Next scroll to line 158 further down and change: (This change might not be necessary - but preventing ads from ever contacting ad servers means less wasted bandwidth and more secure privacy for msn users).
      <Element Id=Atom(AdBrowserCont) Layout=VerticalFlowLayout(0,0,3,0)
      Visible=false Padding=Rect(8,2,0,2)>
      <element id=atom(adbannercontainer) layout=filllayout()
      borderthickness=rect(1,1,1,1)>
      <adbrowser id=atom(adbrowser) width=234 height=60 layoutpos=none
      DefaultADTimerMS=25000 DLControl=dlctlNoActiveX
      DocHostUIFlags=dhUIscrollno|dhUIopennewwin|dhUIno3 dborder|dhUIactivateclienthitonly/>
      </element>

      To:

      <Element Id=Atom(AdBrowserCont) Layout=VerticalFlowLayout(0,0,3,0)
      Visible=False Padding=Rect(8,2,0,2)>
      <element id=atom(adbannercontainer) layout=filllayout()
      borderthickness=rect(1,1,1,1)>
      <adbrowser id=atom(adbrowser) width=234 height=60 layoutpos=none
      DefaultADTimerMS=95000 DLControl=dlctlNoActiveX
      DocHostUIFlags=dhUIscrollno|dhUIopennewwin|dhUIno3 dborder|dhUIactivateclienthitonly/>
      </element>

    9. Save the modified version of C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msgsres.dll
    10. Load MSN Live and enjoy it without the obtrusive ads.
    You can remove the text ads that appear on the bottom of the conversation window in a similar way:
    1. Exit Messenger and edit msgres.dll again with Reshacker
    2. Goto 4004 -> 920 -> 1033
    3. Scroll to line 40 and change:
      <element id=atom(adbannercont) layout=filllayout()>
      <textadbanner id=atom(adbanner) layoutpos=none pagegroupnode=""
      layout=verticalflowlayout(0,0,2,2) padding=rect(4,0,0,0)>

      To:

      <element id=atom(adbannercont) layout=filllayout() layoutpos=none>
      <textadbanner id=atom(adbanner) layoutpos=none pagegroupnode=""
      layout=verticalflowlayout(0,0,2,2) padding=rect(4,0,0,0)>
    4. Compile and save in Reshacker and reload Messenger, totally ad-free!
    You may also want to remove the search-area on the bottom and the search contact from the top of your contact list:
    1. Exit Messenger and edit msgres.dll again with Reshacker
    2. Goto 4004 -> 923 -> 1033
    3. Scroll down to line 195 and change:
      <element layoutpos=bottom layout=filllayout()>
      <element id=atom(idSearchContainer) layout=filllayout() padding=rect(8,3,23,8)>

      To:

      <element layoutpos=none layout=filllayout()>
      <element id=atom(idSearchContainer) layout=filllayout() padding=rect(8,3,23,8)>
    4. Goto 4004 -> 1001 -> 1033
    5. On the 3rd line change:

      <Element LayoutPos=Top Layout=BorderLayout() BorderThickness=rect(0,0,0,1)
      Padding=Rect(7,7,2,7) ID=Atom(ai396)>

      To:

      <Element LayoutPos=None Layout=BorderLayout() BorderThickness=rect(0,0,0,1)
      Padding=Rect(7,7,2,7) ID=Atom(ai396)>
    6. Compile and save and reload Messenger, now even cleaner!
    Note that by altering the msgres.dll file you're violating the Microsoft EULA. I decline all responsibility for your actions!
    This site is not affiliated in any way with the Microsoft Corporation. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    Last edited by barney; 12-14-2006 at 05:24 PM.

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    you could just use the a-patch and get ALOT more out of it than just an ad removal >.>

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    google nudge limit remover, and like it comes with a thing that totally customizes msn to your liking

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    well i thought it be more enjoyable to hack your own.

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    someone post the windows live editor...no one will gimme it

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