Softonic reviewWindows Live Messenger 8.5 as you like itIMPORTANT: Microsoft is replacing Windows Live Messenger with Skype. All your contacts will be moved automatically. Take a look at The Complete Guide to Moving from Messenger to Skype for more information, alternatives and tips.Author's reviewWith a new (beta) version of Windows Live Messenger (8.5) comes a new and improved A-Patch. If you've had problems running Messenger Plus! with the new version, then A-Patch is probably what you need.It makes patching Messenger easier than ever before. Not only are there tonnes of options to choose from, but now there's a (rough) Preview which lets you see the changes as you select them.