Windows Live Messenger Error: How to appear online?

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Hi Guyz!

Please help me with my problem on my Live Messenger.  

As I have confirmed with my online friends, they can't find me on the live messenger,

I am always appearing offline though I am online and set my status as available.  

Kindly help me find a solution on this.



Best Answer by Tahari
Answered By 0 points N/A #87594

Windows Live Messenger Error: How to appear online?


Hello Jtahari,

I have encountered this issue before.

In windows live you can sign in as "online", "busy", "away".  

You can change the option on the main window, just click the button next to your display picture and choose available.  

And your friends can now see you in green.  

If that won't work try to restart your computer and log back in windows live messenger.

Hope this could help.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #87595

Windows Live Messenger Error: How to appear online?


Hello, I have also encountered this error at my work because we're using live messenger.

Have also tried the suggested solution of Jhomar but to no avail. my co worker can't still see me on line.

Until I found out that I was log in to my laptop's live messenger and I set my status there as offline though I'm online and available. That's why when I log in to my desktop, it is still appearing offline though I'm available.  

Try to figure it out, you might be a log in to another work station.

If so, try to log out on that computer or set your status there as online to everyone.  

Try this and this might be the reason why you have this problem.

Answered By 210 points N/A #87596

Windows Live Messenger Error: How to appear online?


Thanks for all the suggestions. I have tried Mr. Tahari's suggestions and it works. Right now I am already appearing available on all my friends on live messenger. I also forgot to set my status at my notebook to available.

I log in at my notebook and set my status as offline to some of my friends. And I think that is the main reason behind this issue. When you are log in to two different places, be sure that you are both appearing available.

Thanks for all the suggestions.

Answered By 590495 points N/A #326333

Windows Live Messenger Error: How to appear online?


If you are still using Windows Live Messenger, try to uninstall and reinstall. Download the free version of Revo Uninstaller and install it. Once installed, start Revo then select Windows Live Messenger among the applications and click “Uninstall”. Follow the normal uninstall process. When you are prompted to restart the computer, click to restart later.

When uninstall is complete, click “Scan” to scan your computer for any leftover files and delete everything it finds. This removes everything the program created on your computer. When it is finished, exit Revo then restart the computer. After booting, install Windows Live Messenger back. Windows Live Messenger 2011 is part of Windows Live Essentials 2011.

Windows Live Essentials is a suite of free applications from Microsoft designed to help you stay in touch with your loved ones and do more with your computer using Microsoft Windows.

Windows Live Essentials includes Windows Live Messenger, Writer, Mail, Photo Gallery, Bing Bar, Messenger Companion, Movie Maker, Family Safety, Windows Live Mesh, Microsoft Silverlight, and Outlook Connector Pack (Microsoft Outlook Hotmail Connector and Social Connector Provider for Windows Live Messenger).

With Windows Live Essentials, you can edit and share photos and personal videos, publish to your blog, access your files on numerous computers, manage your email and calendar, and help protect your kids online. Windows Live Essentials supports Windows Vista Service Pack 2 with Platform Update for Windows Vista and Windows 7.

For servers, it supports Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 with Platform Update for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. It requires 1.6 GHz or faster processor, 1 GB RAM, 1024 × 576 minimum screen resolution, and Microsoft DirectX 9-compatible video card with Shader Model 2 support.

Unfortunately, this package is no longer offered as download from Microsoft but you can still download it from other websites like TechSpot: Windows Live Essentials 2011.

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