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
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.
You cannot sign in to Messenger, but you do not see any specific error code? Your computer’s clock might go wrong. Check if time and date are set correctly If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, click Start, and type Date and Time into the search box. Then
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.
„Schön dass du da bist!“ « Bienvenue chez moi ! » “¡Bienvenido en mi sitio web!” If you are running a non-English website, you will be glad to hear that it is now possible to use the Windows Live Messenger Web Toolkit in your own language; over 40 languages are
You have a webcam, connect it to your computer, but Messenger doesn’t recognize it? There are several tips you might try out. Restart Messenger. The camera might appear now. Doesn’t work? Restart Windows, having the webcam plugged in (if external). Is the cable connected correctly? Look in “My Computer” (Windows
You can’t import any Messenger Plus! scripts or skins anymore, getting an innocent message box like this one? You will have to repair the internal shortcuts for *.plsc and *.plsk files. The solution: Repair your file shortcuts Open the Control Panel. Go to the Uninstall section for programs. Act as
If you are running Messenger quite frequently, perhaps even permanently, the rather big Messenger icon in the “normal” taskbar might get into your way rather quickly. How would it be to force Messenger to act like in previous versions of Windows—that is, to “minimize to tray”? Here is how you can.
When I recently tried to save my chat logs somewhere in the Cloud, I failed using SkyDrive; I simply couldn’t mount it as virtual drive in Windows. (Yes, I know about Gladinet; it’s crashing often and slow.) Thus, I had a try with Live Mesh. After some initial problems with
Somebody sent you a *.wmv video, but you need it in *.mpg format? You bought *.wma music, but your mobile player only supports *.mp3? A friend of mine has created a tool making it easy to transcode audio and video files to different formats. How does the tool work? The