Messenger problems: Affected by Offline mode

Windows Live Messenger is using the same Internet libraries as Internet Explorer, and thus also using the same connection settings. This means that if Internet Explorer is set to Work offline, Messenger will consider this and deny to sign in. To disable Internet Explorer Offline mode, try the following. Click

Messenger problems: Configuring your firewall

A lot of connection problems of all kinds will raise if you are using a firewall that does not allow Windows Live Messenger to connect to the MSN servers. Here are some key tips on which communication needs to be allowed and white-listed so that Messenger can sign in properly.

Messenger problems: Solving Messenger error 80072ee7

Are you trying to sign in to Messenger, but all you see is error code 80072ee7? Here’s a possible solution for you. Click Start, All Programs, Accessories. Right-click the entry Command Prompt, and choose Run as administrator from the appearing context menu. When Windows asks for your consent, click Continue.

Reason for Error 810003c1

Are you getting Error 810003c1: “We were unable to sign you in to the .NET Messenger Service” when trying to sign in to Messenger recently? Microsoft has cut off several countries from using Messenger, countries that are embargoed by the United States. These are: Cuba, Syria, Iran, Sudan and North

Windows Vista SP2 RC now publicly available

Service Pack 2 Release Candidate is now available for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. There is a 32-bit standalone installer (388 MB), as well as a 64-bit installer (614 MB). Contained languages are English, German, French, Japanese and Spanish. The additional ISO image contains all versions of Service Pack