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Windows 7: Windows Live Messenger - Taskbar or Notification Icon

06 Oct 2009   #20
Timewarpone

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the info but when I went to the link you posted for Live Messenger 8.1 I tried to download the program but all I got was "UNABLE TO FIND PAGE"

Vince

Thinking back, I am almost sure it was closed. But maybe not. If I do it again should I choose Vista, Vista Service Pack 1 or Vista Service Pack 2 under compatability mode?? Or does it matter?? I will make a note of making sure it is "off"


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06 Oct 2009   #21
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Timewarpone, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The link for Windows Live Messenger is here: Messenger - Windows Live

You would select Windows Vista (step 3) in Compatibility Mode.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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07 Oct 2009   #22
Timewarpone

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I went to the Live Messenger Site and tried downloading it but the version I already have on my computer is the latest version. I will try compatability mode Vista Service pack 3 and I will make sure messenger is off and I set a restore point to be sure.

Thanks,
Vince
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08 Oct 2009   #23
Timewarpone

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

First off, I misread the post about downloading messenger 8.1 I didn't realize that 8.1 was an older version of messenger. Second, I closed messenger live before using the compatibility mode (Vista Service Pack 3) and it worked fine this time. I like this a lot better than before.

Thanks,
Vince
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08 Oct 2009   #24
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Vince. I'm happy to hear that you got the new one installed and like it.
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18 Nov 2009   #25
pokka

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thank you very much.
The solution work for me.
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18 Nov 2009   #26
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Pokka.
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19 Nov 2009   #27
Timewarpone

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

There seems to be something going on with live messenger. After I ran it in Vista Compatability mode it showed up it the taskbar next to the clock after I booted up my computer, like I wanted. This was several weeks ago. About 10 days to 2 weeks ago it stopped showing up in the taskbar. I now have to go to all programs and click on the live messenger icon then it appears. I ran MSCONFIG and clicked on startup and live messenger was checked. Why doesn't live messenger appear in the taskbar after I boot up my computer??
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19 Nov 2009   #28
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Timewarpone,

I'm not sure why. You might see if uninstalling and reinstalling WLM may help.
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20 Nov 2009   #29
Timewarpone

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I will try that. How about anything in the options, sign-in section I should consider??
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