Well I'm posting this because the Microsoft forums are crap and I'll probably get better help from here.
I'm unsure about this but I heard Windows Live (MSN 8.0) is out its beta stage and is a finished product. If it isn't, then this might just be pointless but anywho.
Last night my sister installed it. I realised this when I logged on last night. I thought "Hey cool, she installed Live Messenger. Let's see what it does."
Bugger thing doesn't work.
Firstly. It wouldn't even sign in the first five tries. It said it was, just it just got stuck on that 'signing in' part.
Secondly: when it DID work I got some lame error message. I can't remember what it is because I only got it once. But then...
My contact list was empty. EMPTY.
My name was like this: ||\\|p . or something like that.
It told me above where my 120 odd contacts should have been 'Due to a connection problem, changes you make might not be applied to other computers you use'.
After fifteen attempts to get it to work I managed to get it to load with 7 CONTACTS. All of them people I never speak to.
Basically, I want to know if anyone has had this problem where Live Messenger is just not working like it should. I ran the connection test, tested my UCP/TCP/etc. and it gave me no errors. My sister claims she has no problems with it (though I hacked her email and checked and she does, though her contact just all show up).
It isn't my email address either. I tested it with both my usual Yahoo email and a Hotmail one. And to be certain of this, I may add, 7.5 worked fine when I put it back on.
I really need to get the screenshot again. I really do want to upgrade to Live, but it just doesn't work.
Feedback on this, suggestions and comments from people with similar problems who have solved it will be a great help. I will take screenshots later on when I get home if, after I install it myself, I still get some problems with it.
(and sorry for this being such a long post but it really is annoying me.)