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Windows 7: AOL Instant Messenger?

07 Feb 2009   #1

Windows 7
AOL Instant Messenger?

Anyone been having problems with it?

I had been using it for a couple weeks with no problems at all, then all of a sudden a couple days ago, it quit working. By quitting, I mean that it starts, but when I hit sign in it gets to "Starting..." then it shuts down. I don't get any error or message telling me that it shut down, it just happens.

Just wondering if anyone else has had this happen recently.

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07 Feb 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Uninstall it and reinstall. Save the setup and right click on it, run it in Vista compatibility mode.
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07 Feb 2009   #3

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Uninstall it and reinstall. Save the setup and right click on it, run it in Vista compatibility mode.
I tried that a few minutes ago, was actually about to edit my post to state that I tried that to no avail. I got rid of everything, saved variables and things. Still did the same thing when I reinstalled it though.
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08 Feb 2009   #4

windows 7 X64

yeah i had that problem after installing visual studio 08 i had to do a system restore to get it to work again.
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09 Feb 2009   #5

Windows 7 -x6

you can download other messengers... they aren't "Aim" but they do let you onto aim. Like MirandaIM or Pidgeon, or Trillian, their are SO MANY out their to choose from. often smaller and come with no "adware" like aim does (or at least used to)
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19 Mar 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

On AIM Pro I can send messages but can't see what I am typing when I am writing the messages.

This is with x64 Build 7057.
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