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Windows 7: WLM All buttons grayed out


09 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Pro 32-bit
 
 
WLM All buttons grayed out

All the buttons on the top of my WLM screen are grayed out. The only thing I can actually do is send a new email. I can't delete, forward, nothing. Has anyone experience this, and how did you fix it?

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09 Jun 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Welcome nottaclue9

Have you seen this thread: Send link by email is greyed out?
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09 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Thanks for your reply, koolkat77. You brought me luck! This morning, all my email buttons (the ones at the top of the page, not the ones referred to in the link) were all bright and shiny, and in full color. I have learned not to question the Technology Gods. There is no apparent reason for this. I had restarted my computer several times in trying to solve the problem (i.e., system restart, etc.).

I now have other issues which I'll post shortly. The WLM adventure isn't going smoothly, but I do like it so far.
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09 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro 32-bit
 
 
Cannot sign into my WLM account

This isn't a username or password issue. What happens is that I cannot erase the grayed-in example username/password on the sign-in page in order to type my own username/password. I am officially registered and verified, but I can't sign in. Can someone help?
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10 Jun 2012   #5

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Are you talking about this?

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Have you tried to just type anyway? It should disappear when you start typing.


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10 Jun 2012   #6

Windows 7 Pro 32-bit
 
 

That exactly what I'm talking about, derekimo. Yes, I've tried overriding it by typing over the grayed-in example, but my cursor won't engage. I get that window whenever I try to forward anything that has a picture or photo in it (not an attachment -- an actual photo). So, I just can't forward a lot of my email because of this problem.
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11 Jun 2012   #7

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

I would try a repair of windows live essentials through the control panel, programs and features, uninstall/change and you'll get this window,

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This is also a helpful tool to find and fix corrupt files,

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker


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11 Jun 2012   #8

Windows 7 Pro 32-bit
 
 

I did the "repair," but I am still not able to sign in or forward anything with a photo in the body of the text.

The tutorial is a bit beyond my level of computer skills. I don't really know how to get into some of those secret places that are called for. I would rather try that than do an uninstall/reinstall, however. Would this thread be an appropriate place to ask for help with the tutorial if I run into a wall?
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11 Jun 2012   #9

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Nottaclue9

1. Click on
2. Go to Accessories Command Prompt Right click and select "Run as administrator"
3. The Command Prompt Window will open
4. Then just type sfc /SCANNOW

Let the scan complete.
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11 Jun 2012   #10

Windows 7 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Thank you, koolkat77. I tried what you suggested, but I am embarrassed to report that I could not find (nor right click to find) "run as administrator." What did I do wrong?
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