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Sometimes the service itself is down. Simply try to connect later.

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Cannot install upgrade to messenger so I can use my webcam


First uninstall the one you have
then do a windows update on your pc
you should be able to download an update for messenger after that.
If you still can't then open add and remove programs
then windows programs scroll down and make sure there is no check mark in windows messenger
if there is then take it out once done restart pc then download windows live messenger again

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When i am on msn and want to put on webcam a message appears in a conversation saying Messenger is not available right now. Please try again later. (0x8ac70202)


This might be a compatibility problem between your webcam drivers with the new Windows Live Messenger program. You may want to:

1. Update your webcam drivers and see if Windows Live Messenger can detect it when you run the Audio Video setup from its Tools menu.

2. Or you can downgrade back to the older version of Windows Live Messenger which is compatible for your camera. Doing this however also requires that you uninstall all the Windows Live Beta products from your computer.

Note: You will not see a separate Windows Live Messenger on your Add/Remove programs, instead you will either see there Windows Live Beta products or Windows Live Essentials.

You can download the older versions of Windows Live Messenger from:

Windows Live Messenger 8.1:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=d78f2ff1-79ea-4066-8ba0-ddbed94864fc&displaylang=en

Windows Live Messenger 8.5:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7a1aae73-48cc-4f7a-b445-0487bd5e84ef&displaylang=en


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Windows live messenger sign in error code 81000306


That means Windows Live Messenger is unable to contact the authentication server.

Open up Live Messenger and go to Tools and go to Options. Under Connection Settings, choose Advanced Settings. Make sure there are nothing in the proxy fields. Make sure the SOCKS area has nothing in it and click okay until you get back to the Messenger window and try to sign in.

If that doesn't work and you are running Windows Vista, click start, type: cmd, right-click cmd.exe when it appears under Applications, click Run As Administrator, type the following: "netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled", rress enter, restart your computer”

Hope this helps!

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Msn messenger error code 81000306


Windows Live Messenger error code 81000306 Problem description When you start Windows Live Messenger you cannot sign in, and you get error code 81000306 along with the message:
We were unable to sign you in to Windows Live Messenger, possibly because of a problem with the service or with your Internet connection. Please make sure that you are connected to the internet.

Error code: 81000306

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Windowslive messenger not responding keeps coming up error8100030d


Error: 8100030d If you are receving the error code 8100030d when signing into Messenger, do the following: 1. Determine what version of Messenger is installed on the computer, and then upgrade Messenger if it is required: 1.a. Click here to determine the most recent versions of Messenger for each operating system. If you are not running the latest version for your operating system, please install the most updated version. 2. Delete the cache files for Messenger. Follow the steps below based on which version of Messenger you are using: 2.a. For MSN Messenger: 2.a.i. If you are running Windows XP or Windows 2000 click Start, click Run, type cmd , and then click OK to open the command window. 2.a.ii. If you are running Windows 98 or Windows ME, click Start, click Run, type command , and then click OK. 2.a.iii. At the command prompt, type the following commands. After each command line, press ENTER:
cd\
cd %appdata%\microsoft
cd "msn messenger"
del /s listcache.dat 2.b. For Windows Live Messenger: 2.b.i. For Windows XP
  • Right click on the Start button and then click Explore to open Windows Explorer. On the Tools menu, click Folder Options. Click the View tab. In the Advanced settings list, select Show hidden files and folders under Hidden Files and Folders. Click to clear the Hide extensions for known file types check box . Click OK to close the Folder Options window.
  • Delete the Contacts Cache folder. To do so, right-click Start, and then click Explore to open the Windows Explorer window. In the Windows Explorer window, locate the folders below and delete all the files and folders inside them
C:\Documents and Settings\ Your Windows logon name \Contacts\ Your Messenger e-mail address
C:\Documents and Settings\ Your Windows logon name \Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows Live Contacts\ Your Messenger email address Note: Windows Logon name is the logon name that you use to sign in to windows. Your Messenger email address is the address that you use to sign in to Messenger.
2.b.ii. For Windows Vista
  • Click Start and then click Explore to open Windows Explorer. On the Organize menu, click Folder and Search Options. Click the View tab. In the Advanced settings list, select Show hidden files and folders under Hidden Files and Folders. Clear the Hide extensions for known file types check box. Click OK to close the Folder Options window.
  • Delete the Contacts Cache folder. To do so, right-click Start, and then click Explore to open the Windows Explorer window. In the Windows Explorer window, locate the folders below and delete all the files and folders inside them.
C:\Users\ Your Windows logon name \Contacts\ Your Messenger e-mail address
C:\Users\ Your Windows logon name \AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Contacts\ Your Messenger e-mail address Note: Windows Logon name is the logon name that you use to sign in to windows. Your Messenger email address is the address that you use to sign in to Messenger.

3. Try to sign in to Messenger again.

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Windows live messenger voice chat not working. the computer rings and answers but no voice is heard


This problem is due to network traffic,after answered or connected u should wait for 2 to 4 mins,it will works in some times otherwise stop and reconnect the voice chat. if the problem is remains longer then restart the windows live messenger.

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Hello there, Windows messenger is the free program that comes with Windows, its not very good so you can download "Windows Live Messenger" which is what most people use. Either search in google.com for "Windows Live Messenger" or copy and paste the following address into your web browser.

http://get.live.com/messenger/overview

From here you can download, install and connect.

Hope this helps.

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1. get ALL Microsoft updates, not just express
2. update messenger
3. uninstall and reinstall live messenger ONLY after you have backed up your contacts and other stuff. This is a last resort though.

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