Windows Live Messnger 8.5 problems

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  1. ZeroEdge

    ZeroEdge Geass'd

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    Damnit, I hate these forced updates. Every time I do one of these, I ALWAYS get a problem or two with them.

    Anyways, I can't bloody sign into the thing! My password and email are all right, but when I click to sign in, it just takes me back to the sign in page!

    i could use some help here guys...
     
  2. Ratchet2007

    Ratchet2007 Neither Here Nor There

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    Why don't you download the newest version ? See if that works ?
     
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    I did

    I had to update to the latest version, and it won't let me sign on.
     
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    Ratchet2007 Neither Here Nor There

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    The latest version is 14.0

    Not 8.5
     
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    Zathras Vive le Quebec Libre

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    I have the same problem... Microsoft forced all users of version 8.5 to upgrade to the latest version.

    I cant sign in either on my XP partition, but it works on windows 7.

    if you're using Vista... try this
    1. Show (unhide) hidden files and folders:
    a. Click Start, and then click My Computer.
    b. In the new window, click the Organize drop-down list, and then select the Folder and Search options check box.
    c. In the Folder options window, click the View tab.
    d. Make sure that the Show hidden files and folders check box is selected.
    e. Click Ok, and then close the window.
    2. Delete the contact store:
    a. Click Start, and then click Computer.
    b. Locate the following folder:
    C:\Users\Windows_log-on_name\Contacts\Messenger_e-mail_address
    c. Delete all the files that are in this folder.
    d. Locate and open the following folder:
    C:\Users\Windows_log-on_name\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows Live Contacts
    e. Delete all the folders that are in this folder, including the hidden folders.
    f. Close the window, and then try signing in to Windows Live Messenger.

    For Windows XP:
    1. Show (unhide) hidden files and folders:
    a. Click Start, and then click My Computer.
    b. In the My Computer window, click Folder Options on the Tools menu.
    c. In the Folder Options window, click the View tab.
    d. Make sure that the Show hidden files and folders check box is selected.
    e. Click Ok, and then close the window.
    2. Delete the contact store:
    a. Click Start, and then click My Computer.
    b. Locate the following folder:
    C:\Documents and Settings\Windows_log-on_name\Contacts\Messenger_e-mail_address
    c. Delete all the files that are in this folder.
    d. Locate the following folder:
    C:\Documents and Settings\Windows_log-on_name\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows Live Contacts
    e. Delete all the folders, including the hidden folders, that are in this folder.
    f. Close the window, and then try signing in to Windows Live Messenger.

    FYI... this didnt work for me
     

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