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Windows Messenger Problems

Dunnsdale

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#1
Hi guys I have the same problem with windows live messenger screwing up my msn explorer settings.Could someone please tell me the latest version I can download that doesn't have a bug in it? Many thanks.
 

Dunnsdale

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I think that version must be the one with the bug in it.Same thing happening.

Edit.Thanks guys.......I ended up downloading 8.1.0178 version and everything is back working fine.
 
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Dunnsdale

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Post moved

Hi guys......My post was moved yesterday(my first).As such probably reads a bit strange.I'd tagged onto another thread where the guy had the same problem I was experiencing.Here was the problem:-

Okay I have XP home OS

I usually use MSN Explorer to do everything on the internet. I had MSN messenger and then downloaded the Live messenger.

Now the problem. If I download Live Messenger I can never get into MSN Explorer until I totally delete Live Messenger. When I try and log in I always get:

Messenger Is Not Installed

MSN Messenger Service is not installed on this machine. It is a critical part of MSN Explorer and must be repaired before you can use MSN Explorer again. We'd like to repqir it for you now.

I will then click the "Repair MSN now" button and I always get: MSN Explorer Error Reporting.

Sorry to cause any confusion.
 
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#8
It sounds like messenger is still on your system and not being deleted properly - use add/remove programs and then navigate to C:/program files/windows messenger and delete that whole file - restart and try to reinstall messenger and see how it goes.

*The post was moved as you are a different member* we do this so one thread is not a million pages long - as it would be if everyone tagged onto it
 

RandyL

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#9
Hi Dunnsdale;
If I remember right I think I know the problem.

MSN Messenger is indeed part of MSN Explorer. You cannot remove it and and still have MSN Explorer work. When you install Live Messenger it replaces MSN Messenger. Thus MSN Explorer is broke.

There are very few people left who still use MSN Explorer and I think it's best if you move on too. It was a failure from the start and Microsoft figured that out fast.

I suggest just moving on and forget it. Use IE7 or FireFox.
 

Dunnsdale

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#10
Thanks for the advice guys.I'm kinda trying to head that way,hence another thread I've started this morning about my shared user.Can I import my favourites from msn explorer over to IE?
 

RandyL

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A question well asked. I can't say for sure. When in explorer click file then export. If you can export the same way as it can be done in IE then save it to a file.

Open IE and do the same with import and import the file.