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Discussion in 'Windows Live Messenger' started by Revelation Now - Bat Country, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. "The file you selected is not a valid image file. Please choose another file."

    I find one of the most frustratingly irritating things about Microsoft
    software is that it constantly nags the user to upgrade. Maybe not as bad as
    Adobe (but then Adobe has gone completely off the rails in terms of software
    quality anyway), but still very annoying, which is what has put me in this

    The funny thing about patching working software is more often than not it
    will actually break the software, which is why it should be so seldom done,
    rather than almost weekly as seems to be the case with The LIVE IM.

    Anyway, every time I try to assign my user an image after the last update, I
    get the message "The file you selected is not a valid image file. Please
    choose another file.". THat would be good and all, except the definition of a
    JPG has obviously changed between these two versions. i only have JPG files
    to test with and none of them will work now. All my images fire up i a
    graphic application and the image I was using for my profile 15 minutes ago
    will no longer work since the update. What could I possibly have done wrong
    (other than follow MS advice and update to this splendid version)?
    Revelation Now - Bat Country, Jun 11, 2007
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  2. Okay, I've removed Messenger, restarted the computer, reinstalled messenger
    from the web site. Same problem. Disabled direct draw acceleration,
    re-enabled it. Installed Messenger Live Plus.

    I've tried BMP files, JPG files, and GIF files. For all I get "The file you
    selected is not a valid image file". As the problem exists only after the
    update, I can only conclude microsoft have completely assed up this release.
    How do I access older builds?
    Revelation Now - Microsoft are a pack of, Jun 11, 2007
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  3. The solution for this issue was located. THe problem was caused by Microsoft
    in their recent update. To resolve the problem download a previous version of
    Live Messenger and uninstall the update. I guess a better resolution would be
    to use another companies software and start uninstalling more Microsoft
    because it really is trash. I'll be trying out Yahoo Messenger this week.
    Trillian is better again.
    Revelation Now - Microsoft are a pack of, Jun 11, 2007
  4. Do they not test their software?

    Between this and the annoying "Do you want to receive messages to your
    mobile device while you're offline" popping up all the time (my preferences
    are already set to do so), I can't believe they would release something this
    crappy, yet they're crowing about the beta of 8.5.

    I would be embarrassed to be part of their team.

    (ex MSFT employee)
    John Lee Wilbury, Jun 12, 2007
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