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Windows 7: Serious Problem with MSN


02 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Serious Problem with MSN

Ever since i installed the newest version of MSN it's said all my contacts are offline. I can't message anyone and they can't message me. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling twice now and still nothing. Anybody know what i can do?


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02 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Do they show online when you log onto the Profile website?
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02 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

Did you allow all of the WLM components Internet access? (I think the contacts component of WLM has its own .EXE file.)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SonicBrewtality View Post
Ever since i installed the newest version of MSN it's said all my contacts are offline. I can't message anyone and they can't message me. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling twice now and still nothing. Anybody know what i can do?
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02 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
Do they show online when you log onto the Profile website?
On the hotmail webiste they do yes, and i can talk to them through it.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lost Colonist View Post
Did you allow all of the WLM components Internet access? (I think the contacts component of WLM has its own .EXE file.)
It's not asked me for internet access so i assume i have. How do i check?
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02 Feb 2011   #5

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

sorry for semi-ot rant, but why do people call it 'msn'?

it was never called that in the first place, and it's been wlm for over five years.

[/rant]
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02 Feb 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
sorry for semi-ot rant, but why do people call it 'msn'?

it was never called that in the first place, and it's been wlm for over five years.

[/rant]
At first, I wondered why anyone was still using MSN dial-up internet. As for the WLM, that most often refers to Windows Live Mail it seems. IM apps are slowly dying out, as far as I can tell. I used to have an AIM list with 300 contacts running through Trillian. At any given point, I'll log in and see one or two people online, at the most.
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02 Feb 2011   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

I don't have WL suite installed anymore, but after a quick Google I'm pretty sure the file in question is: C :\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe

Try giving that a allow/permit permission in your computer's installed firewall.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SonicBrewtality View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
Do they show online when you log onto the Profile website?
On the hotmail webiste they do yes, and i can talk to them through it.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lost Colonist View Post
Did you allow all of the WLM components Internet access? (I think the contacts component of WLM has its own .EXE file.)
It's not asked me for internet access so i assume i have. How do i check?
Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Messenger, it's very unfortunate that they are exactly the same abbreviated. Though when it comes to a toss up, I'll always call the messenger 'WLM' and the mail client 'WL Mail' (Since 'Messenger' takes longer to type than 'Mail'!)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
sorry for semi-ot rant, but why do people call it 'msn'?

it was never called that in the first place, and it's been wlm for over five years.

[/rant]
At first, I wondered why anyone was still using MSN dial-up internet. As for the WLM, that most often refers to Windows Live Mail it seems. IM apps are slowly dying out, as far as I can tell. I used to have an AIM list with 300 contacts running through Trillian. At any given point, I'll log in and see one or two people online, at the most.
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03 Feb 2011   #8

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lost Colonist View Post
I don't have WL suite installed anymore, but after a quick Google I'm pretty sure the file in question is: C :\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe

Try giving that a allow/permit permission in your computer's installed firewall.
I'm using ZoneAlarm firewall. How do i grant permissions?
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03 Feb 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Thankyou Mickey and Deacon.
It is common on the web to refer to (I think) messenger as MSN. I was humbled enough not to challenge this - glad you did it first.
But, truth is, to me, MSN is a Web page produced from a Microsoft origin. In fact, I use it as my default Home page in IE.
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03 Feb 2011   #10

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

This completely off topic. Could you please help with the problem at hand. Thankyou
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