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Editors' note: This slideshow was originally published June 19, 2009. It was updated November 3 with the home page image from the 2009 redesign of MSN.

As Microsoft readies for a fall revamp to MSN, CNET News takes a look back at the portal's evolution via screenshots from the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine.

The MSN portal's first incarnation came in 1996 as a "custom start page."

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November 1999

MSN in November 1999.

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May 2000

MSN in May 2000.

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January 2001

MSN in January 2001.

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October 2002

MSN in October 2002.

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May 2004

MSN in May 2004.

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January 2006

MSN in January 2006.

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March 2007

MSN in March 2007.

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June 2009

MSN in June 2009.

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MSN's 2009 redesign

MSN's 2009 redesign, unveiled in early November 2009, features a new logo and new look with fewer links and more videos and images.
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