Looking at my contacts from every angle and Messenger 8.1: Bye Bye

Discussion in 'Windows Live Messenger' started by Thomas34461usa, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. Hello Ali and Nicole,

    I found this web page about Windows Live Messenger. I found it very
    interesting, thank you and all the others connected. I have been having a
    problem using MSN/Windows Live Messenger 8.1
    and was considering just deleting it all together. Glad I didn't after
    finding this help page. Every time I open up Windows Live Messenger it opens
    up with a drop down box warning me that
    my Adobe Flash Player program is not working right and that I may not be
    able to send or recieve files. I have downloaded the flash player several
    times as well as deleting Windows Messenger
    and re-installing them. Still I have the same problem. I have written to
    Tech Support at Microsoft about this and haven't heard anything. I see on
    this page "Vista and Messenger 8.1 Beta
    the client was prone to crash. I still highly recommend you update your
    flash player if you haven't already. But if not we have put in and an extra
    safety measure
    (disable features that use flash and provide you a way to upgrade) to
    eliminate the flash crash." Mine does not say Beta but does crash every time
    I open it.

    I would have put an image of what I have been getting when I open up the
    program but don't know how to add an image here :( Also on your description
    here how is it that you are able to add all the icons such as: I'm, mobile
    and so on. I tried following your suggestions and I couldn't get it to work
    right. Thanks for your help. I think you are my last resort.

    Thomas34461usa, Mar 19, 2007
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  2. Thomas34461usa

    kirk jim Guest

    you can upload an image to http://imageshack.us

    and then post the link towards the images..

    Posting images as attachments on newsgroups is not a good idea.
    kirk jim, Mar 19, 2007
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  3. Hello Kirk Jim,
    Thanks that answers the part about uploading an image for hotmail and here.
    Still need help please on the rest of my question in regards to Adobe Flash
    Player crashing. And about the icons. I think they may be called emotionicons?
    Finally, the name Kirk Jim has got to be a nickname? or just do I call you
    Capt.? LOL

    Thanks again,
    Thomas34461usa, Mar 19, 2007
  4. Thomas34461usa

    Buglady Rose Guest

    Thomas and all,
    I have a new notebook with Vista Home Premium. I also get the message to
    upgrade the flash player. Have done it several times successfully but the
    message still pops up each time I sign on. Windows Live Messenger opens, it
    appears to be working, I can go to my hotmail using it but it isn't
    recognizing when my contacts are on line. Where's this "extra safety
    feature" that's mentioned?
    Buglady Rose, Mar 19, 2007
  5. Thomas34461usa

    kirk jim Guest

    1) Install the very latest version of live messenger (its not beta anymore)
    see screenshot for latest version

    2) Use the flash uninstaller to uninstall flash player.. Then restart, then
    use the installer to install the
    latest version of flash again

    Download both installer and uninstaller here

    Also please tell me if you are using XP or Vista....

    Because some problems with flash and vista have caught my eye, although I
    personaly did not have any issues with vista, messenger and flash.

    I like Captain better, although my rank is Admiral :)
    kirk jim, Mar 19, 2007
  6. Thomas34461usa

    kirk jim Guest

    kirk jim, Mar 19, 2007
    Thomas34461usa, Mar 20, 2007
  8. Hello Kirk Jim,
    Boy I must be batting a 100% here! I wrote you a letter in a reply to you
    only to discover that it didn’t save or print my letter! So I writing once
    again to you and hopefully all my thoughts and words will be in this letter
    as before.

    Again thanks Captain for your help, it was real Admiral of you! Hehehe ïŠ I
    did as you suggested and deleted the Adobe Flash Player from my computer. I
    also deleted the Windows Live Messenger too. Preferring to start brand new on
    all downloads. In what order should I download, Adobe first them Windows Live
    Messenger or visa versa? Also can you please explain to me what the
    difference is between the two programs of MSN Messenger and Windows Live
    Messenger? I see that you can download either program from the Internet.
    Which is best? Or is there a difference? I really appreciate the help you
    have been giving to me. Perhaps when this is over Ali or you can explain
    about the icons that are shown in the article written by Ali on March 12
    titled “Looking at my contacts from every angle†at
    http://messengersays.spaces.live.com/ and how I can make mine as she shows. I
    tried and didn’t have any luck. Thanks again!

    Thomas34461usa, Mar 20, 2007
  9. Thomas34461usa

    Buglady Rose Guest

    Thanks - I uninstalled and re-installed. Horay - no more messages to update.
    Now I'm waiting for a contact to show up-
    Buglady Rose, Mar 21, 2007
  10. Hello,
    Thank you for the helpful information. I did as suggested and all is well
    now. Found out too that the Current version of Windows Live Messenger is
    different then the version I had had. Much better.
    Thanks again,
    Thomas34461usa, Mar 22, 2007
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