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Recovery... Hiya.I can't install Windows live messenger for some reason and I downloaded the service pack 1 as reccomended by my computer.So I did it and after that my computer doesn't work properly and I'd like to do e recovery so I could erase just the last few installations I did that caused all the problems! Thanks.Evans

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You don't want to do a eRecovery, eRecovery is used to format the hard drive and install the drivers like you just got it. You want to do a system restore.

1. Click on the Start bar to the bottom left of your screen
2. Select All Programs
3. Select Accessories
4. Select System Tools
5. Select System Restore
6. Click Next
A calender will come up, select the day it was working, probably the day before, click next. After this the computer is going to restart. All done.

Have a nice day!

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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I can not install windows live messenger and it appeals this error: msi check 0x080280002


To resolve this issue, please go to the link below and download the Windows installer 3.1.

Microsoft Windows Installer

After downloading the Microsoft Windows Installer, run the application to install. Once you have installed the Windows Installer, reboot your computer.

After rebooting your computer, attempt to install windows live messenger.

May 21, 2011 | PC Desktops

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I have a new compaq computer which has recently downloaded all my old infomation. However, now my live messenger hotmail account continues to revert back to the classic version of hotmail when I want the...


Just go to the control panel and in that go to add or remove programs in that remove or uninstall the older version and then download new version of the hot mail messenger .

Hope this helps you .

Thanks for using Fixya

Sep 22, 2008 | PC Desktops

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RESTORING A DELL COMPUTER OR LAPTOP BACK TO AS NEW CONDITION. If you do not...


RESTORING A DELL COMPUTER OR LAPTOP BACK TO AS NEW CONDITION.

If you do not have a RECOVERY CD then contact Dell to purchase this Recovery CD for your model Dell computer or laptop.
Boot up using the Recovery CD and follow the instructions.

The other way is to re-install Windows using a Windows installation CD; it must match the Windows version on the Windows Product Code label on the bottom of your laptop or on the side or back of the desktop computer.

Boot up using the Windows installation CD and follow the instructions.
Next install all of the Dell's computer/laptop device drives.
Next install the Windows service packs (SP2 & SP3 for XP, SP1 & SP2 for Vista)
Next Activate Windows via the Internet or by phone.
Next install all your programs - Microsoft Office, anti-virus etc.
Next click on Start - Programs - Windows Update (for the latest updates).
Next copy your data back to the computer/laptop.

The device drivers for your model computer/laptop can be downloaded from the Dell WEB support site.

To download the drivers from Dell WEB site, select your model desktop or laptop, or a better option, type in the Service Tag number,this is printed on the label on the bottom of the laptop and on the back or sides of a desktop. (If the Service Tag label is missing then go the BIOS setting and on one of the BIOS pages, the Service Tag number will be displayed). The Service Tag will open the page where the drivers specific for your model computer/laptop are located. Also make sure you select the Windows XP or Vista version of the drivers for your Windows operating system. Click on this link to download the drivers: -
http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/index.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen

on Oct 06, 2010 | PC Desktops

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What Does It Mean When Support for My Operating System Ends?


Microsoft Support for Windows Vista (with no service packs installed) ended on April 13, 2010, while support for Windows XP (without Service Pack 3 installed) ended on July 13, 2010. Windows 2000 support ended on July 13, 2010 as well.
There is no Service Pack 3 for the 64-bit version of Windows XP. If you're running the 64-bit version of Windows XP with SP2, you have the latest service pack and will continue to be eligible for support and receive updates until April 8, 2014.
If you are still running a version of Windows where support has ended, it means that version of Windows will no longer receive any updates from the Windows Update or Microsoft Update site. These updates are generally provided for security reasons to help protect the PC from harmful viruses, spyware, malware, and other malicious software. Windows Update also provides new drivers for your hardware that can improve the reliability of Windows.
Hackers love to take a security vulnerability in Windows and exploit it to their advantage. So, if a vulnerability is found in Windows XP or Windows Vista and you are not running the latest service pack, you will not be protected and will be at risk.

How Can I Tell What Service Pack is Installed?
Follow these steps to discover what Service Pack is installed:
1) Click on the Start Button
2) Right-click on either My Computer or Computer (depending on your Windows version)
3) Click on Properties
On this window, it should tell you which version of Windows along with which service pack is installed). It should also tell you whether you are running a 32 bit or 64 bit version of Windows.

Where can I download the latest Service Pack for Windows?
For Windows XP, click on the following link to download Service Pack 3

For Windows XP Service Pack 3 info, click below :-
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/help/learn-how-to-install-windows-xp-service-pack-3-sp3

For Windows XP Service Pack 3 download, click below :-
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=5B33B5A8-5E76-401F-BE08-1E1555D4F3D4

For Windows Vista, click on the following link to download Service Pack 2

Windows Vista Service Pack 2 info, click below :-
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/Learn-how-to-install-Windows-Vista-Service-Pack-2-SP2

Windows Vista Service Pack 2 download, click below :-
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935791

on Oct 04, 2010 | PC Desktops

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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

Jan 15, 2009 | PC Desktops

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My computer's WebCam wont work on Windows live


See section C. Windows Live Messenger in the info below.
Normal 0 Web Camera’s have to be setup on the program they are to be used with. Just installing the camera on your computer does not set it up to broadcast on messengers or Skype.

Each program has Options that have to be setup in order for the Audio and Video to function properly.

A. Skype Setup:

After downloading and installing Skype (http://www.skype.com/intl/en-gb/download/skype/windows/beta/downloading/ ) set it up as follows:

  1. Go to Tools, then Options, and click on Audio Settings and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
  2. Then click on the Video Settings.
  3. The camera if Installed Properly will come up and show a video picture.
  4. Then, on the bottom of the page click on Save.

The camera and audio should function properly. Your friends and Family will now be able to see and her to you.

B. Yahoo Setup:

After downloading and installing Yahoo Messenger (http://www.soft32.com/download_30.html ) set it up as follows:

  1. Go to Messenger at the top left and click on it.
  2. Next go down to Preferences and click on it.
  3. Next Calling and Devices on the right and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
  4. Next go to the Test Audio section and (in blue writing) click on “Open the call setup assistant” and follow the instructions on the left window.

C. Windows Live Messenger:

  1. After you start Windows Live Messenger, expand the view by clicking on the square on top left next to the red X.
  2. Then on the Windows Live messenger window on the right side, click on “ “Show Menus.” And then click on “Show the Menu Bar”.
  3. Next go to the Menu Bar on right side, click on “ “Action.”
  4. Go to “TOOLS” and click “Audio and Video Setting” and follow the instructions.
NOTE: You audio and video should work. Enjoy.

When done both the Audio and Video will function properly so you can chat and see family or friends you are connected to.
Hope this helps. Bud

Jan 04, 2009 | PC Desktops

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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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Nov 10, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Thank you for helpme the problem is when i open the windows live massenger the page is open bat the problem is . when i need the start de conversation with my family some page is open en the think seid...


http://windowslive.com/Explore/Messenger

goto the following above link download the latest version of windows live messenger.

First goto your add/remove programs in your control panel remove windows live messenger, then restart your computer now install the newest version of it and see if this helps fix the issue.

also make sure you computer meets the minimum requirements of windows live messenger.
these are as follows.

Operating System Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later, or Windows Vista
Windows Live programs do not support Windows XP Professional x64 Edition. Windows Live Family Safety does not support 64-bit editions of Windows. Processor Minimum 800 MHz processor Memory Minimum 128 MB of RAM (256 MB or more recommended) Browser Internet Explorer 6 or later Internet connection Internet functionality requires dial-up or broadband Internet access (provided separately). Local or long-distance charges may apply. Display Minimum 800 x 600 screen resolution (1024 x 768 or larger recommended) Prerequisite software These components are required and will be downloaded and installed if they’re not already on your computer.

Oct 02, 2008 | HP PC Desktops

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No connec tion


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.

Apr 09, 2008 | Acer Aspire™ T180 PC Desktop

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I am having trouble downloading windows live messenger on windows 2000 can you help me


windows live messenger will only install to a os that has sp2 or higher.you need to install/update to service pack 2(sp2).
if you cant find sp2 download I can send it to you in email attachment.you need to install sp2 and restart pc before you can install live messenger.if you want live messenger i have also.if you want email me at tat24me@yahoo.co.uk

Mar 08, 2008 | PC Desktops

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