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Windows 7: For the life of me, I cannot get Windows Live Messenger


20 May 2009   #1

Win 7, Linux Mint
 
 
For the life of me, I cannot get Windows Live Messenger

Okay, here's the deal; This is an EXTREMELY fresh install of Windows 7 RC1.

I do not have any firewalls on, not even the Windows firewall.

I've ran two virus scanners, I am not infected.

I go to Windows Live Messengers website. (Essentials - Windows Live) and click download, it takes me to the page, and about two seconds later, my browser times out. I have attempted this in internet explorer, firefox, and opera.

Okay, fine, whatever. I used the installer on my flash drive, about 5 seconds in, it tells me that I am not connected to the internet. Fantastic.

Now, this worked absolutely flawlessly with the previous builds (I'm using RC1 now) so I don't understand why it isn't now.

All other devices using this internet connection can access and download Windows Live Messenger just fine, not an issue.

What on earth is going on?

Each problem;
Tried in Firefox.
Installer error
Installer error even with compatibility mode.


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20 May 2009   #2

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

is it possibly your flash install
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20 May 2009   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Have you signed in to your 'passport'?
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20 May 2009   #4

Win 7, Linux Mint
 
 

>>Have you signed in to your 'passport'?

I'm logged into Hotmail, same error.

>>is it possibly your flash install

No, I doubt it. Same things happens from the install I get from the CNet mirror.
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20 May 2009   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Gee, in the old days, we couldn't get rid of the thing...
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20 May 2009   #6

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

I think you are so lucky.
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20 May 2009   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Doesn't it need ActiveX? You'll need to use IE for that.
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20 May 2009   #8

Win 7, Linux Mint
 
 

Bumping for suggestions.
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20 May 2009   #9

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Have you tried installing a previous version on windows live?

Enzo.
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20 May 2009   #10

Win 7, Linux Mint
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ENZO View Post
Have you tried installing a previous version on windows live?

Enzo.
I tried, it appears I can't access;

"http://download.microsoft.com/download/3/1/7/317a882c-73e0-4d60-a4f1-ec73bbee0f8b/WLinstaller.exe"

Can anyone else?
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