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Windows Live .exe How to open-install

Postby dnmint on Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:10 pm

I use Hotmail in Firefox. I downloaded WLinstaller.exe I tried installing it thru Wine or opening it with Firefox3.0.1. No go.
Any advice suggestions.
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Re: Windows Live .exe How to open-install

Postby Husse on Sun Sep 14, 2008 7:16 am

???
I don't see the connection between hotmail and WLinstaller.exe (winlivemessenger) nor do I understand why you try to open it with Firefox.
There are several Linux apps you can use among them Pidgin (supports MSN which I suppose is what you use winlivemessenger for)
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Re: Windows Live .exe How to open-install

Postby dnmint on Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:47 am

WL installer is the app for upgrading my Window Live Hotmail account. I use Hot mail for certain contacts.
It is not for Windows messenger
Any advice pls
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Re: Windows Live .exe How to open-install

Postby Husse on Sun Sep 14, 2008 2:56 pm

Can't you use any browser? Or is Live Hotmail different?
Sorry for the misunderstanding, but installing live messenger was all I found for WLinstaller.exe - but perhaps I'm forgetting Windows now....
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Re: Windows Live .exe How to open-install

Postby pluraldave on Sun Sep 14, 2008 7:02 pm

I *think* that to upgrade a "hotmail" account to a "windows live hotmail" account you might have to run the live mail/messenger/everything else installer if the link on this page is anything to go by. It seems a bit odd if you do as I upgraded my old hotmail account during the beta testing stage and I don't remember doing anything more than clicking a link on one of the hotmail pages.

If it is the case that you have to run the installer then you're going to have to borrow a (legal) Windows computer for a few minutes as it will surely run that Microsoft Authentication thing and require you to have IE on your machine.
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