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I am trying to download windows live messenger, but when i do, it says that i am working offline, even though i have connected to internet!

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FYI, just because you see a page open within your Browser, that in itself doesn't mean you're connected to the internet as the page may have been cached (saved). So to verify connectivity try to navigate to another page by clicking a link in the one you're on (such as the download link that gives you the offline error) or typing in a URL to another site and verifying connectivity. Once you have established connectivity to the Internet (not just your network) then try to download Messenger from Microsoft again.
If you have verified connectivity and still get the offline message, then try downloading Messenger from another source, maybe that will help.

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Can't log in to msn.com


When you log in to MSN a website powered by Microsoft you also log in to its Hotmail and Messenger programs.


Hotmail is MSN's email program, while Messenger is an instant messaging and networking program.


Because Messenger and Hotmail are connected to MSN, if you have problems logging into one program, you'll likely have issues logging in to all of them.


Register for Account


The first step to logging in to any MSN-powered sites is to have a Windows Live ID.

This includes an email address, which acts as your username, as well as a password.


The email address must end in either "@hotmail.com," "@live.com" or "@msn.com."

Even though these emails use different domain names, all can be accessed by logging in to the Hotmail homepage.


If you try to log in to MSN or any of its partner sites like Hotmail or Messenger using anything but a Windows Live ID, you won't be allowed to access or create a profile and will be prompted to create a Windows Live account.


Incorrect Password


The most likely reason you aren't able to sign in to your MSN accounts is user error.

Entering an incorrect email address or password will return an error message, informing you that either the email address you provided isn't registered with MSN, or that you entered an incorrect password.


MSN and, hence, Hotmail and Messenger passwords are case sensitive, so check your keyboard's settings before retyping your password a second time.


If you don't remember your password but know your Windows Live ID, you can opt to reset your password by answering some security questions pertaining to your account.


Browser Issues


A slow browser can impact your ability to log in to your MSN accounts.

Try deleting your browser's cookies and clearing its cache before attempting to sign in again. This process varies from browser to browser.


For example, in Internet Explorer, click on the gear icon, "Internet Options" and click "Delete" under Browsing History.

Check the "Cookies" box and click "Delete."


Internet Issues


A slow Internet connection can also hinder your login attempts.

Check your Internet connection to make sure you're connected to the Internet.


Also, check that you're working online instead of offline, which can prevent you from logging in.


Click on the "File" tab at the top of your browser, and make sure there's not a check mark next to the words "Work Offline."


If there is, click on the words to uncheck that option and sign in again.

There might be some interference from another browser

Create the menu tab on your homepage right click in the top toolbar you should see a number of toolbar options select the menu tab which will add File Edit View Favorites Tools and Help

Click on the tools at the bottom of the drop down list will be internet options or
click start control panel internet options you will see a home page box To Create Page Tabs type

each adress on its own line (type in MSN.com) or you preferred home page and browser
below that will be change search defaults click on settings you will see all search providers you have if dont need any of them you can disable or remove them.


Hope this helps.

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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


~ Carlos

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Messenger


Try Re-Installing Live Messenger. FYI the Latest Windows Live Messenger needs a file update to be downloaded from MS site. Its a KB File. You may need to download that file. Please update further..

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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

Oct 18, 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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I can't download yahoo messenger on my pc.


after downloading this file, you make sure you are connected to the internet, bcoz the install is an online install..

So even after opening the downloaded file, there should be internet connection for the file to install the yahoo messenger on the system.

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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.

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Error code 80072efd


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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