To date over 60 million downloads of Windows Live Messenger 8.1 have been completed without any reports of "bad things" happening to you, our loyal users and the download rate continues to increase. Over the next month we will be broadening the updates to all MSN and Windows Live Messenger users running Windows XP and Vista. So when you see the toast and are asked if you would like to update, just say Heck Ya! …or just select Yes and click the OK button.
All I can say is Thank You Messenger Users. Thank you for using Windows Live Messenger, thank you for running our betas, thank you for the great feedback and thank you for trusting us with your IM experience.
Oh ya, if you can’t wait for the toast, just go get it here!