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Usually such things are related to a third-party firewall which may not recognize that new
version of Messenger as being allowed to access the Internet connection. Simply set the
firewall settings properly and it should work again.
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"Bob H" <134ra5w02_??_sneakemail.com> wrote in message
> When signing into Windows Messenger today I received a message something like "You must
> update to continue". I had already seen the long list of updates issued by MS so I said
> Now that the updates are done, Messenger won't sign me into the service. I get the "We were
> unable to sign you in to .NET Messenger Service...".
> But from a different machine I can sign in just fine.
> I've applied all the critical updates.
> Any clues or advice?