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#1 bluesjunior

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 09:38 AM

My PC OS is Windows XP Home Edition SP3 and up to date. My main email account is a Hotmail account which I access mostly through Firefox. I have IE8 installed on my PC to enable the use of Win Update. I have the latest version of Windows Live Messenger installed as I use the talk to another PC option to speak to my friends in far flung places. I noticed when running Autoruns that there are entries for both Windows Messenger as well as Windows Live Messenger. Are these two seperate programs and if so then, as I never use Windows Messenger would it be OK to uncheck any entries it has in my start up list?. Or are they in fact the same program and I should leave it be?.
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Posted 03 September 2009 - 12:27 PM

Windows live messenger is the next upgrade of windows messenger I believe. They probably just changed the name. You can always uncheck it and see if it cuases any problems and if so you can just re-check it. Can't hurt to try!
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Posted 03 September 2009 - 03:47 PM

Let me really confuse the issue and have Leo explain it: What's the difference between Windows Live Messenger, Windows Messenger, MSN Messenger and Windows Messenger Service?

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 05:56 AM

sorry, am quite new to this, but found this site while looking to solution to my problem. download, installed and un-installed the new Windows Live Messenger several times already. Installation was always successful but when i tried to log in, i always end up with an error message with regard to windows live communication platform. i too communicate with friends overseas and it would be a big help if someone could help me overcome this issue.

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 09:17 AM

Have You Tried Rebooting Your Router??

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