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Windows Live messenger not starting (Error 800702e4)

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by phraguet, Mar 1, 2010.

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  1. phraguet

    phraguet Thread Starter

    Mar 1, 2010
    I have been struggling for several days trying to have Windows Live Messenger starting on my Sony laptop (VGN-FZ38M) with Vista sp2: In a first step, it started but stopped after few seconds. and then it didn't start at all, giving me the error 800702e4. I tried to stop the anti-virus (Avast), stop the firewall, decrease the security level of internet and always got the same error.
    Then, looking at this forum, I discovered the answer from Mi68 (Nov 21, 2009), advising to deactivate the User account control (In control panel) since it solved the same issue for him: I confirm, this works perfectly!!
    Hopefully, this bug (?) will be fixed in the 2010 version of Windows Live Messenger.

    Thanks a lot to Mi68 and Tech Support Guy for this input that should be of great help for many people :)
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