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MSN, Yahoo! joins hands!

Yup! Its done. MSN and Yahoo!, as they promised, have started interoperability. But one thing remains. They should implement at least one of the following:
1) Both messengers must be able to actually log into each other's accounts. The idea is to use MSN Messenger alone to log into both MSN and Yahoo accounts at the same time. Or, to use Yahoo Messenger the same way.
2) Import contacts automatically by using the other messenger's log in details. That is if the person enters Yahoo log in details in to MSN Messenger, it should log in, download the contact list and add them up to user's MSN account (maintaining the groups). (In this case, when chatting with the Yahoo contacts from MSN, the other person must be shown the Yahoo ID along with the MSN ID.

Okay I'm sure Microsoft wouldn't even see this blog, but still I'm putting my wishlist here, because... that's what my blog is for!!!

How to replace notepad.exe with notepad2.exe

Update: The Setup installer of the latest Notepad2 will automatically replace the Windows Notepad. Also, the method of replacement is very different for Windows 7, compared to what is described below. Instead of actually replacing the Windows Notepad, a registry hack simply redirects all Notepad requests to Notepad2. The Setup installer uses this registry hack. I am unable to determine if the setup does a replacement in Windows XP as well.

Original Post:
I searched the Internet on information on how to do that, and I found this nice page: Click here to see it.

But both the methods didn't work in my Windows installation, as the file protection dialog box was NEVER appearing. Windows was automatically replacing Notepad2 with the original Notepad without any warning or question. Then I worked around another method. Call it Method 3 if you will.

NOTE: These instructions apply to Windows XP Service Pack 2 only! My Windows installation is the Tablet PC Edition.

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