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Topic # 9766 11-Oct-2006 17:48
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I've had some moments of 'weirdness' with Windows Live Messenger (8.0.0812.00), since upgrading from RC1 to RC2.

On startup, it is generating the error message "Messenger has stopped working", with the option to Close Program.

Is anyone else experiencing this or other minor bugs?










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Reply # 48355 11-Oct-2006 20:44
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By some minor miracle, Windows Live Messenger has come right.

I've also installed Windows Mobile Device Center Beta 3 and all is well there.  Laughing


You have to commend Microsoft for the inclusion of features like Windows Vista Demos and Windows Basics. Hopefully, the average Joe Bloggs will take time to view these demos and read the documentation.







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  Reply # 48360 11-Oct-2006 21:01
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Messenger has some weird quirks on all OSs.
We had a person in #Geekzone the other day who had their computers clock set back to the 1600s and MSN wouldn't work... I guess in Instant Messaging time does matter Tongue out

 
 
 
 


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Reply # 48385 12-Oct-2006 03:02
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Nearly 3:00 am, can't sleep, so I'm on here... Tongue out

I've setup a Bluetooth partnership between my Windows Mobile 2003 device and Windows Vista, however, the WM2003 device doesn't recognise the Bluetooth Serial (COM) service on Vista, it recognises a Personal Ad-Hoc User service(?!?)

Any suggestions?







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  Reply # 48390 12-Oct-2006 08:50
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You should start a new thread for this Wink



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  Reply # 48427 12-Oct-2006 11:29
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centaurianz: By some minor miracle, Windows Live Messenger has come right.


Arghhh... it has returned!

JAMMAN2110: You should start a new thread for this


Nah. As you can see, I'm enjoying posting in response to myself at the moment. Tongue out The first sign of insanity.







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  Reply # 48431 12-Oct-2006 11:42
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Have you installed the mobility center? or whatever its called.

The Vista bluetooth stack is somewhat limited compared with the WIDCOMM one and there are no Vista drivers for that yet. But I'm sure its supports COM.

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  Reply # 48463 12-Oct-2006 14:00
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Reinstall or repair the Windows Live Messenger product

There is a known issue with WLM during an upgrade from RC1

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Reply # 48466 12-Oct-2006 14:29
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bradstewart: Have you installed the mobility center? or whatever its called.

The Vista bluetooth stack is somewhat limited compared with the WIDCOMM one and there are no Vista drivers for that yet. But I'm sure its supports COM.


Thanks. Smile

Reinstalled the WIDCOMM Bluetooth software for HP.
Serial (COM) port discovered correctly.

Unfortunately, this particular version doesn't recognise ActiveSync in its new form (i.e. Windows Mobile Device Centre)  So I guess, I'll have to sync via USB only.









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Reply # 48467 12-Oct-2006 14:38
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nathan: Reinstall or repair the Windows Live Messenger product

There is a known issue with WLM during an upgrade from RC1



Thanks Nathan, but I've tried that already.







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  Reply # 48600 13-Oct-2006 18:08
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What's wrong with XP. Vista (Espesially in its beta and almost release stages) has so many annoying things and glitches.





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  Reply # 48603 13-Oct-2006 18:18
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Really? In the latest builds I've used, 5536, 5600-RC1, 5728 and 5744-RC2 I have only found one glitch, WLM manages to kill the green icon for Contacts and replace it with a boring yellow one. Thats it.Each one of those builds I've had installed on my 2 PCs, my laptop and my work PC.

From where I stand Vista is very ready for release and is 100 times better than XP. Why use XP when even the pre release Vista builds out perform it?


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Reply # 48605 13-Oct-2006 18:38
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reignofgold: so many annoying things and glitches.


Nope. Except for programs that are not ready to use it yet, or manufacturers that hold on to old drivers and don't release new ones. Other than this it's working well.






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  Reply # 48607 13-Oct-2006 18:43
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Ok just the computer that my friend uses then (Sound Glitches)





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Reply # 48608 13-Oct-2006 18:46
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"Sound glitches". Did he download the latest driver for this hardware? Did he run Windows Update to see if there are updated drivers? Did he visit the manufacturer's web site looking for drivers?

Drivers, drivers, drivers.





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  Reply # 48609 13-Oct-2006 18:59
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Ok, Let me rephrase that. When he plays music through any program. Also that round button to open the start menu. That really sucks





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