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Windows 7: inter-network chat

12 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Ultimate 64-Bit, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Windows XP
inter-network chat

Hey guys,

I remember on windows 2000, you could send a chat message to another computer on the network from the "run" (or maybe from the cmd). I can't remember which. What I do remember, however, is that when you send the chat, it just pops up on the computer you're sending it to.

Is this feature available on Win7?


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12 Mar 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Eamon,

I'm not sure if it works the same way with a user on a computer on the network, but you can send messages to other users using Task Manager.

Task Manager Users - Send Message to a User - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
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12 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7

You are talking about net send from a cmd prompt. It seems net send has been replaced by MSG in vista and 7. Open a cmd prompt and type msg /? for more info.

Edit: It doesn't seem to send to an xp machine.
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