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hotmail sign in on xp

by shirleyanneruss / January 6, 2010 6:10 PM PST

when i sign in to hotmail via the three envelopes next to messenger all is ok. then i sign out as normal. when i want to sign in again i get a white screen and done with errors. this has happened since i installed divx, but since uninstalling this and then system restoring this has happened to hotmail. im on the original explorer bar 6 and cannot update as this laptop is running without genuine windows verification. (not my doing as i was given said laptop)

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do you have this?
by Darrell / January 6, 2010 10:22 PM PST
In reply to: hotmail sign in on xp
http://login.live.com/ it is actually longer.
Also, http://home.live.com/ both are in my Favorites or if using another browser bookmarks. Also to get into Windows Live Mail, hotmail.com you need to have this in Internet Properties address: http://www.msn.com - it is also located in the control panel as Internet Options. Darrell
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hotmail
by shirleyanneruss / January 6, 2010 10:42 PM PST
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hi, yes i have all this. the problemis i think the browser bar is the older version and does not support the newer login /logout pathway so i suppose ill have to somehow update the browser to explorer 8. you wouldn't happen to know if there is a possibility i could do this , you know, not having genuine windows installed? or indeed , should i attempt it at all, i would not want to cause further problems.also, for a few hours there today no pictures were uploading on the sites i visited, but now it seems to be normal again

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Did you try to update your system or is there a key
by Darrell / January 7, 2010 4:17 AM PST
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at the bottom?? If there is, you will need the CD. What are you using, HP, Compaq, DELL or other?? I had a Gateway that would not update but a friend sold me a CD that worked. There are a lot of upates for Outlook Express. Installing IE7 or IE8 won't work if you don't have legitimate windows. Darrell

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hotmail
by shirleyanneruss / January 7, 2010 5:25 AM PST

yes, well im on a dell 4100 inspiron, tiny memory but flash drives make up the shortfall. well, im also of the opinion that genuine windows would perhaps solve all my problems, however.... i can still log into hotmail, its just that little more complicated than it used to be, i suppose it is just mr gates way of letting us unfortunate people know that he knows who we are.i'll in the meantime try and find a friend as good as yours that will help me with a cd. thanks for your help anyway, nb at least this laptop still works.....dare i speak too soon, touch plastic and all that

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Just Another Option To
by tobeach / January 7, 2010 2:29 PM PST
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consider (assuming XP SP2 or above): Install Free Mozilla Firefox Browser & Moz. Thunderbird Mail Handler & use instead of OE & IE. Both pretty light on system resources. They require Sun Java 6 Plug-in(or 5 but its on way out)which also req. SP2 or above.

If you're NOT SP2 & up, you could use Mozilla Sea Monkey (includes Mail Handler)v.1.1.8 with old Sun Java 1.4.2_19 (out of support now). I'm not certain if NEW Sea Monkey 2.x would work on older Pre-SP2 systems . You can check sys.req. at their site.
FF: http://www.mozilla.org/products/
SM: http://www.seamonkey-project.org/
http://noscript.net/getit

Good Luck! Happy


With the above I greatly recommend No Script Add On (available for both FF & SM).

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hotmail and browser
by shirleyanneruss / January 7, 2010 2:45 PM PST
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many thanks, off i go, not too sure about some of the things you are telling me, they are a little complicated but im sure ill learn as i go along, if i go off air for some time you'll know i have done it wrong and will be visiting mr computer fixer in the local town

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hotmail sign in
by shirleyanneruss / January 7, 2010 7:04 PM PST
In reply to: Just Another Option To

you are not going to believe. now i can sign in to hotmail using the standard method with no glitches. it seems it went away, all by itself, pessimist that i am

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(NT) Glad to hear that! Darrell
by Darrell / January 7, 2010 10:33 PM PST
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hotmail
by shirleyanneruss / January 7, 2010 11:15 PM PST

well, now im just stuck with a flat battery problem, think i need a new one it only lasts 12 minutes yet takes two hours to charge

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battery problem
by deadlydavid / February 5, 2010 12:42 AM PST
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Man i guess you can buy a new battery for 100$. its cheap. But i guess it is non-branded beware before purchasing.

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