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Windows 7: Messenger seems a bit messed up.

05 Jan 2011   #1

Messenger seems a bit messed up.

I have not used messenger in a while. This latest install does not look like the interface that I am acustomed to viewing. (Reminds me of the days of bulletin board systems of the 1970s.) I have tried clearing cache, rebooting, reinstalling. Suggestions?

IE8, Win7.

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05 Jan 2011   #2


Now I'm getting "Windows Live is unavailable"

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05 Jan 2011   #3

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547

Because I don't have a Hotmail Account, I just go straight to Windows Live Messenger in the program listing..

- have you tried doing that?
At least you may be able to access the various elements of Live, individually..

It looks like you're running the whole Live suite there, soho..
so there could be a problem with your installation - might be worth repairing it via the Control Panel "Programs and Features" list..

I use LiveMessenger sometimes, but I have MSOffice Outlook to deal with my mail
and consequently do not need a Hotmail Account..
your problem seems to relate to the way in which the various elements of Live interact with one another (ie. a problem with linking, etc..)

Nothing against Hotmail, BTW - MSOutlook just suits my requirements better..

give the repair a try..
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06 Jan 2011   #4


I do not use Hotmail either. I do not have an account for it. Nor do I have the connector installed.
I just go straight to WIndows Live Messenger in the program listing. That was what I get.
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06 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)

The first screenshot you posted is of Windows Live on the internet. To fix this try compatibility mode first, and if that doesn't work I have more suggestions.

We'll tackle the second screenshot after we get the first one fixed.
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