You have 1 invitation

Discussion in 'Windows Live Messenger' started by t-4-2, Oct 11, 2009.

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    t-4-2 Guest

    Vista Home premium SP2, WLM 14.0.0726
    This one is bugging me.
    Each time I turn on Messenger, it says I have 1 invitation. When I click
    it, the next window says I don't.
    What's the deal ?

    t-4-2
     
    t-4-2, Oct 11, 2009
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  2. Greetings,

    It's not unheard of for this value (as well as the mail count) to not be synced properly. In
    most cases it will just fix itself after a brief period.

    --
    Jonathan Kay
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
    MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
    Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
    (c) 2009 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
     
    Jonathan Kay [MVP], Oct 12, 2009
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    Dallas Guest

    This has been happening for at least a couple of months for me.

    I have two accounts linked, so I always just assumed it was an invitation
    sent to my other account, but neither of my accounts have any invitations. I
    wish I could just turn invitation notifications off, but I don't think there
    is a setting for such. It's more of an annoyance then anything else.

    Dallas
     
    Dallas, Oct 22, 2009
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    Dallas Guest

    I should ass that it happened on my old XP machine, as well as my new Windows
    7 PC.

    I have unlinked my two accounts just to see if it clears up.

    Thanks,

    Dallas
     
    Dallas, Oct 22, 2009
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    Wayno Guest

    I have the same issue. But i am now up to 3.

    How can I get rid off it?
     
    Wayno, Nov 4, 2009
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  6. I got this reply from Microsoft Customer Support:

    I understand even though you have no pending invitations to approve, when
    you sign in Windows Live Messenger, you always see a reminder that you have
    one. I realize how confusing this is.

    Please know that this is a known issue with Windows Live Messenger. Our
    product group is aware of this and is diligently investigating and working
    for a a resolution. The fix is set to be rolled out on the next release of
    Windows Live Messenger.

    Again, we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this issue may have
    caused you.

    Windows Live Messenger Technical Support team
     
    Stefan Nordendal, Nov 5, 2009
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  7. Hi,

    I can't say I fully understand that reply as the number comes from the server. But anyway...

    --
    Jonathan Kay
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
    MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
    Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
    (c) 2009 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
     
    Jonathan Kay [MVP], Nov 5, 2009
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    Legin76 Guest

    I've been having this problem for about a year now.. Now that I've been
    forced to upgrade on my laptop I'm getting it on there too.

    It doesn't seem to have been fixed in any way. It's really annoying!
     
    Legin76, Nov 13, 2009
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    Runmaster Guest

    The fix for this issue is much simpler than you realise.
    Simply uninstall messenger, clean the registry and all backups so you can do
    a clean install of messenger again.
    This has resolved the issue for me.
     
    Runmaster, Dec 5, 2009
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    me Guest

    Oh, so for a layman, cleaning "the registry" sounds so simple. Thanks!
    (....for the confusion).


    Anyone else want to explain what clean the registry means?
     
    me, Dec 16, 2009
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    yeomansc Guest

    I have the same thing - and as for the solutions below i.e. uninstall
    messenger etc clean registry etc - why should I?

    sort it out microsoft - this is such a basic error...
     
    yeomansc, Jan 10, 2010
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    Richardsome Guest

    I had this same error on my last live account..after 7 months, and 4 emails
    to different departments of Microsoft, and not a single reply, I let my
    passport expire by not using it, and made a new 1...that was fine for the
    first month, and now it always says 1 have 1 invitation every time i log in.
    I have tested on over 100 different computers with different version of
    windows and messenger...same thing.. i tried reinstalling, reformatting, same
    thing. The error seems to be within the windows live communications server
    its-self and not messenger.

    I have been using windows live messenger for over 8 years now, and it has
    only been happening in the last year or so. I fail to see how the problem can
    be in messenger, (as Microsoft states), as it happens on older versions of
    messenger that predate the error by more than 6 years..So after a year of
    this annoying error...I'm wondering when they are going to release an updated
    version of messenger that supposedly addresses this problem, and I am also
    wondering why they didn't fix it in the 7 builds of messenger that they
    released after the error first started occurring...

    As a side note, I was fairly confident that the error could be reproduced by
    receiving an invitation to join someones network, then blocking them or
    removing them from your network after you accepted the invitation..which is
    what I thought happened on my last account..but on this new one I have not
    been sent any invitations by anybody..so i'm at a loss to explain it....
     
    Richardsome, Apr 8, 2010
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  13. Greetings,

    It is most likely a server bug - but the support group will say it's the client as they don't
    really differentiate between the two. Their support replies are intended for the least
    common denominator.

    That said, they won't fix it till the server gets a new major revision, as is common with
    long-standing Messenger server issues.

    --
    Jonathan Kay
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
    MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
    Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
    (c) 2010 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
     
    Jonathan Kay [MVP], Apr 11, 2010
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    Mollytan Guest

    The fix to this issue is:

    Signout of MSN Messenger and close the MSN Messenger application.

    Browse to C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Contacts

    Delete the contents of this folder.

    Start MSN Messenger and sign in.

    Hope this helps.
     
    Mollytan, Apr 30, 2010
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    Neil B Guest

    Mollytan,

    Thanks, your suggestion worked fine.

    Thanks.

    Neil
     
    Neil B, May 21, 2010
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  16. Hi,

    The problem with that fix is that the problem just comes back in a day or two. So there
    isn't much point unless you're clearing it out daily.

    --
    Jonathan Kay
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
    MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
    Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
    (c) 2010 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
    5 days to go!
    --
     
    Jonathan Kay [MVP], May 27, 2010
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