Disabling Firewall From Blocking Windows Live Messenger

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Windows Live Messenger

Windows Live Messenger is an instant messaging client from Microsoft. This program was compatible with Facebook messenger as well with the Yahoo messenger. There are chances for the firewall setting of Windows to block Windows Live Messenger. Here some Windows live help tips for you to avoid the firewall setting from blocking Windows Live Messenger.

Instructions

  • By default Windows operating systems have an in-built firewall. To check the firewall settings, click on the Start button and click on Control Panel from the menu. Double click on Security Center. This is where you will be able to enable and disable the firewall settings. If you want to enable it, click on Recommendations and then click on Enable Now.
  • To Add An Exception to the firewall and be able to run the program smoothly, you need to know the Location of the messenger. Look for its location and have it noted somewhere. Make sure to copy the location as such with the name and file correct.
  • It is easy to know the location, click on the Start menu, All Programs and then look for Windows Messenger, Right Click on the same, and from the ensuing menu click on Properties. You will find the name of the file in the Target field, Right Click on it to highlight the same and then Copy it. This is what has to be pasted into the firewall program.
  • Now open the Program to make an exception to the Firewall settings. Click on the Start menu and select Run. In the dialogue box, type in Firewall.Cpl in the space provided and hit Enter. If you are using one of the most recent Windows operating systems, when you open the Control Panel, you will find Allow A Program Through Windows Firewall
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    Windows Messenger Client

    option, and you need to click on the same. Now click on Add Exception. Next click on the Add Program option, this is where you need to copy and paste the location of Windows Live Messenger. You might find the program listed already, it will be easy to make a selection. Check the box and then click on Ok.

  • In case you have another firewall program running, then you need to add an exception there as well.

When you are done with making exceptions with the firewall setting, launch the messenger. In case the program does not open, you need to re-install the same and follow the same Windows live help instructions to add exceptions to the firewall.

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Getting On Xbox Live Via Windows Live Games

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                   Windows Live Help

Games for Windows Live is the all in one venture from Microsoft into the online computer gaming market and it is available for free download from the official website of Microsoft. Once it is installed, the programs logs the users into the free Games for Windows Live account or even the existing Xbox Live account. The system makes a uniform way of online gaming between the popular Xbox Live service and computer online gaming. After logging in, the users can play on Xbox Live with their computer game as long as the game is also released on the Xbox 360 gaming console. The Windows live support tips that are shared below will help you to get on Xbox Live through Windows Live Games.

Instructions

  • Make your own Windows Live ID at the account creation page. Type in the information into the correct text boxes, like your email account, password, and birth date. You may check the reference area for the account creation page. Click on the Next button to set up your unique gamertag that you can use on Xbox Live.
  • Type in your gamertag and check for availability. If the gamertag that you entered is not variable, Microsoft will offer you many alternatives. You may finish setting your gamertag by choosing your profile picture and gamer zone. Click on the Next button to continue to the last of the setup page.
  • Choose I Accept to finish making your account.
  • Navigate to the Games for Windows homepage and then click on the blue Download button to start downloading the games for Windows Live software setup. You may check in the references area for the Games for Windows homepage link.

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                Windows Live ID

  • When the download is finished, you can launch the setup file. Doing this will open a new window that introduces you to the program. Click on the Next button to continue.
  • Keep clicking on the Next button until the installation begins. A status bar will be displayed, showing the progress of installation. Download time may vary with the speed of the Internet connection that you sue, but should take a few minutes.
  • After the installation finishes, open the Games for Window Live program and log into Windows Live ID and gamertag that you had made in the first step.

These are the steps to get on Xbox Live through Windows Live games. For further assistance, contact our Windows live support desk.

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How Do I Delete Email Messages From Windows Mail

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Windows Mail is the upgraded version of Outlook Express. It came preinstalled in Windows Vista operating system. When it comes to features, Windows Mail is a few steps ahead of Outlook Express. It has advanced spam protection, newsgroup support, automatic email checking and Windows Live help options. Besides that, the app is highly compatible with a number of email server protocols. You can set up any of your favourite email accounts in Windows Mail, say POP3 or IMAP accounts.

Windows Mail compatibility

Microsoft claims that Windows Mail is compatible with multiple operating systems. Nevertheless, the tech giant encourages users of latest Windows operating systems like Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 to migrate to Windows Live Mail, the upgraded version of Windows Mail.

How to delete email messages in Windows Mail?

There is a simple method to delete unwanted or read email messages from your Windows Mail application. Find out the steps for the same from below.

Instructions

  • Launch your Windows Mail application. Make sure that you sign into the specific email account from which you want to remove the message.
  • Navigate to the folder that contains the messages and double-click it to open.
  • Go through the messages in the folder and mark the messages that you wish to delete.
  • In order to the mark the messages, select the checkbox before each message that has to be deleted.

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    Windows Mail

  • Following that, go to the Window Mail toolbar and choose the Delete button. An alternative option is pressing the Delete key on your keyboard. You will be prompted now to confirm your decision to delete the messages. Click Yes to confirm and proceed.
  • After that, navigate to the folder pane and choose Deleted Items. Click the button that says Empty Deleted Items from the Edit menu that pops up. This will ensure that the messages are permanently deleted.
  • Remember, you won’t be able to recover any of the messages that have been permanently deleted. Therefore, make sure that you have backed up all the important messages before you clear a specific email folder in your Windows Mail application.

In this article, you have seen the easiest method to delete messages from your Windows Mail application. If you have any other doubts regarding email deletion in Windows Mail, you can contact our Windows Live help desk. You can also visit our Windows Live support forums and find answers for your queries.

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Windows Live Work Issue With Linksys

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Windows Live Essentials suite is a collection of applications consisting of desktop software and services. Windows Live Mail, probably the most popular service in the pack, allows you to access your email, contacts, and calendar. All this is possible even when you are offline. Windows Live Mail assists you in managing various e-mail accounts, including Gmail, Yahoo! Mail Plus, and many more, and all this, in one program.

Windows Live suite is completely compatible with the Linksys range of routers. In case you are encountering issues using the software with a Linksys router, here are some useful troubleshooting steps by Windows Live support to help you resolve the problem.

Resolving Linksys Router issues

First and foremost, you need to check whether you are able to access other websites and online services through the router from your system and other devices on your local network. In case it is not possible for you to connect to the Internet at all, this means that there is a problem with the router. Restart the device, update to the latest drivers for your Wi-Fi adapter or network card, and double-check the entire network settings in your OS to resolve the problem. After that, you need to check whether it is broadcasting a Wi-Fi signal, of course, if you need to connect wirelessly.

Fixing Windows Live on the system

Windows Live Essentials pack consists of multiple desktop software applications like the popular Windows Live Messenger for instant messaging, and one of the most used email clients Windows Live Mail. Actually, in normal cases, all these packages are compatible with Linksys routers, assuming the router functions properly. In case there are any specific issues in a particular application, it is possible to uninstall and then reinstall the software and fix the issue.

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Ensure whether you are using the latest version of the Windows Live suite from explore.live.com. If you have any trouble signing in to your Windows Live account, you need to double-check the username as well as the password you provided.

Resolution of Windows Live on the web

Windows Live applications, as the name suggests, are alive on the web. There are services such as the popular webmail client Hotmail and the cloud storage service SkyDrive available online. If you are facing some problems with these sites, you can visit status.live.com for details concerning technical issues or outages.

Hope the above information was useful in resolving Windows Live issue with Linksys Router. For more such tips, check out other posts here.

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Getting Gamertag Associated With Windows Live ID

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                       Windows Live ID

When you signed up for an Xbox Live account and made a gamertag, you provided an email address in your Xbox 360 console. By default, Microsoft makes a new Windows Live ID for the email address that you have provided. If you are already having a Windows Live ID , you will be able to change your Xbox Live account settings, associating the gamertag with any Windows Live ID that you choose. This complete process can be finished through your Xbox 360 dashboard. The Windows live support tips that are shared below will help you to make your Xbox 360 gamertag associated with the Windows Live ID.

Instructions

  • Turn on your TV and the Xbox 360 gaming console, then log into your Xbox Live account. By default, most of the accounts are set to log in automatically. A pop-up will be displayed at the bottom of the TV screen telling you if you were automatically signed in.
  • Move to the menu by pressing up or down on left joystick of the Xbox 360 controller.
  • Press the left joystick to the right side and then select your avatar. While the avatar is selected, press the A button to see your account.
  • Make use of the left joystick to select Account Management and then press A again. From this menu, you can select Manage Account and then press A again.
  • Navigate to the Windows Live ID using the left joystick and press A to select it.
  • Choose Change Windows Live ID using the left joystick and press the A button.

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                       Windows Live Account

  • Press A again to confirm Yes in the pop-up window that is displayed.
  • Type in the Windows Live ID and password that you wish to associate with your account. You can type in this information by navigating through the virtual keyboard that is displayed on the screen, or you may plug a USB keyboard directly to the Xbox 360 console.
  • Choose Sign In with the joystick and press A.
  • Choose Yes, Change when prompted and push the A button.
  • Highlight Done and press A when you are done with the steps.

These are the simple steps to associate your Xbox Live gamertag with the desired Windows Live ID. For further assistance on these steps, you can contact the Windows live support team.

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