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Q: metro messaging

Is there a way to send sms to mobiles like you could in Windows Live Messenger? I can send IM's but no SMS (text messages). Or is this just a sample of what is yet to come when the final is released.

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Preferred Solution: metro messaging

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Ok, I'm kinda stumped on how to send an image or share photos in a conversation, anyone figured this out yet?

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Looks nice but find it not much use, can anyone help to make it better?

Text to large

Distinguishing between read & unread almost imposible The unread need to be highlighted more

Mail does not seen to sync, I have to manual sync, which seems pointless.??


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Hey all,

I need some help disabling/logging out of the Metro Messaging app. Since I got Live Messenger installed I don't need the Metro app. However, it still signs me in and in Live Messenger it says that I'm online on 2 locations (both on the same system). All my messages show up in both applications, which is annoying and useless.. Can't seem to find a way to disable the Metro one.


A:How to disable the Metro Messaging app

Hi Robin,
Right click the App in Metro and click "Unpin from Start" in the bottom left. Don't uninstall it as it will uninstall Calendar, People and Windows Live.

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The skydrive and messaging metro apps ask for me to sign in to windows using my microsoft account which i am already...
Ran the sfc /scannow command line in the command prompt but it didnt work.Also I tried refreshing my PC but it failed to refresh so nothing was changed...
I attached all Logs that were on my system in the folder: C:\Windows\System32\winevt\Logs and my system information

A:Skydrive&Messaging Metro App

I'm not sure I understand your question. Honestly, there is no question. Does the messaging app ask for credentials or do you mean it asks you tro sign in to Windows using your Microsoft account?

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I need some help!

I lost the Desktop app in the Windows 8 Metro Start Screen. I can replace it with a show desktop shortcut but I was looking to get the original Desktop app back.

Can anyone assist? I searched the internet with no luck.



A:Help! - Lost Desktop Metro Icon in Windows 8 Metro Start Screen

Search for Desktop on the Windows Start screen. RIght click on the resulting Desktop search result and specify to pin to the start menu.

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I have a new HP Windows 8 Pavillion Desktop. This morning when I click on any Metro page tile it flips as if going to Mail or People or Weather, etc. then flips right back to the Metro page. I called HP and they say it's corrupted and I have to call MS? I did this "refresh" thing once with this pc and lost more than I care to lost again. Isn't there something that can be done to fix this? Thanks great for any help! Jack ":-\

BTW, I checked restore points. Apparently by default it's not turned on. I though I had plenty of restore points as Advanced System Care by iObit reports every time I delete a program from their unistall programs feature that it is creating a restore point. Apparently not. So I can't try a restore point. I did turn it ON however. Again,

A:Click on Metro tile .. flips .. right back to Metro Page ?

Hi jack...I had the exact same thing last night. Almost all the apps did that. Some however still work. The uninstall/reinstall seems to fix those apps that have the problem. I think the issue began right after I downloaded and installed the "Patch Tuesday" Windows Updates. Have not uninstalled all those updates yet to see if they are the cause. Did you by any chance get the updates??

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I notice non-metro app icons are small. Is there way to make it big like Metro apps? Thanks!

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From my authored social.technet post: Update 1 - Cannot close Metro App and Stay in Metro UI
(Using a non touchscreen Laptop)

...."Whereas before (Update) I could go to the Metro UI start a metro program, then suspend it by dragging the window to the bottom of the screen, and then I would return to the Metro UI start screen.
"Now if I go to Metro, run a metro app, then close the app, I get kicked back to the traditional desktop.
The behavior before Update 1 was such that I could stay in Metro after closing a Metro app. Now no matter what I do, including unchecking the "when I sign in or close all apps on a screen, go to the desktop instead of start" in the taskbar properties, I get kicked back to the desktop."

....Answer by a reader: I found the fix after suffering from the same problem. If you check "Show Windows Store apps on the taskbar", when you close a modern app, you will always return to the desktop, regardless of whether you have "When I sign in or close all apps on a screen, go to the desktop instead of Start" checked or not. Uncheck the "Show Windows Store apps on the taskbar" and then it will work as you expect.
....Answer by Microsoft:

...Closing app behavior is determined by both "Boot to desktop" and "Modern app & taskbar" settings

...As we designed Windows 8.1 Update, we wanted to introduce a number of changes for mouse and keyboard users that would help them use and switc... Read more

A:8.1 Update - Cannot close Metro App and Stay in Metro UI

you just want us to read it or you have a problem .. still?

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IE Metro tile is missing from my metro start screen. It's not in the 'all apps' list either. when I go to program default, it is set as the default browser. I went through all the checks in the tutorial on here, but at best, I can only get the desktop IE tile to pin to start. I would rather have the metro version tile on my start.

A:IE10 Metro app not available in my Metro start screen

Hello Ababb, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Double check through all the options in the tutorial again, and make sure that Internet Explorer is set as the default program with all of it's associations.


Hope this helps for now,

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Couldn't seem to find an answer to this by searching, apologies if it has been asked in different wording.

Basically, most apps when I launch them from Metro UI, switches to the standard Desktop and opens it there.

Is it possible to get them to open over the top of the Metro UI instead? Otherwise it feels like I am using two different OS's at the same time; driving me nuts.

I don't mind the Metro UI as I use my PC is an HTPC, but it does not feel like my programs are integrated with one another.

I guess what I'm asking is how can I disable the desktop completely so I only have the Metro UI as the underlying layer?

A:How to keep non metro apps on top of metro UI?

I assume you are referring to the new Start Screen. It has tiles for Metro Apps and Desktop Apps. If you click on a Metro App it opens in its own window. When you click on a Desktop App it opens in the Desktop. Its just a big Menu screen.


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I want to have e-meetings, but I am having trouble finding the following software. Please help if possible:
1) Some kind of teleconference via the internet (mic), preferably one that records the conversation.
2) Some kind of chatroom software that includes what is in #3.
3) A light system as follows: each person on their own computer may turn on a light (options of blue, yellow, red, green, for example). Everyone sees the light, and it used to signify certain things (ex. if the group is voting, Green is Yea, Red is Nay; If one wishes to speak, blue is used; etc.

I ask you to keep cost in mind, preferably low or free.

e-mail [email protected]


Closing another duplicate!


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I get this sos.messaging not working on my computer. Also my laptop freezes up a lot and I have to using task manager to end the task. Why does windows 7 stop working? Also, I will be typing along and suddenly the cursor will be on another line without my doing anything. This is very maddening. Can you help? I would greatly appreciate any help you can give me.



Take a look at the following thread. It may help with your problem.

[SOLVED] "SOS.Messaging has stopped working" every time I start Win 7...

As for the typing problem you may have adjust the Touchpad sensitivity settings.

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Please help. We just purchased a New Dimension 2400 computer on August 18th. My son likes to do AIM Instant Messaging. He receiveds a message from a buddy but when he tries to reply the message just sits there on the screen. Then an error message comes up that say Error 3 something with the server. Has anyone ever experienced this problem??? Please reply if you have. I don't know very much about computers. Thanks so much!!!

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Hi guys,
I'm trying to figure out messaging in the cmd prompt. I type 'net start messenger' and it responds with
'the service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.'

any ideas?


XP SP2 disables the messenger service.

You have to go into your services thru control panel and restart it.

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I am new to the XP operating system and having so trouble finding things that I had with Win98 like the INBOX!!
Where in the heck is it and how do I get in to Windows Messaging? Thanks


What program were you using to access the Inbox in 98? Did you just double-click on the Inbox icon on your desktop? If so are you on a network, as that was the MS Exchange client. That program no longer exists any more in that form.

To access email now you can use either Outlook Express which is always installed as part of Windows, or you can install your own email program. There are loads to choose from including Outlook itself, or one from MS's competitors like Netscape or Opera.

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I'm looking for a good, preferably free, method of doing inter-office messages. Something along the way of sticky notes that can be sent from one computer to another but they have to be saved so they aren't lost in an event that a system goes down or that by accident the message isn't closed and lost.

A:LAN Messaging

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Hey I'm using windows vista and I need help with messaging I tryed going to services.msc or whatever and was looking for messenger but it's not there. Can anyone tell me how to message my mom we are connected through our wireless network. Thanks in advance.

A:Messaging Help.


I use skype. I don't know about any other apps. but if you and your mom have it it works great. if you both have web cams its perfect. its also free. http://www.skype.com/

good luck

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I was wondering if there was any programs or a way of sending messesges to people over the internet when you only have their ip address?


A:ip messaging

I wonder why you should want to do this because the number of IP addresses if limited, and that's the reason why a lot of people don't have a fixed IP address. (it will cost you)
Your ISP allocates a dynamic IPA when you log on and even when you stay on-line 24h/24h your IP will probably change over the time.
It is possible to directly address an IPA but I'm not inclined to look this up for the reasons I mentioned.

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How can I send a text message to someone using their phone number? When I try to enter a contact, it demands an email address, which I don't have. Thanks for any help.



If you know what network they are on, you can usually use that networks email to text gateway. For instance, Verizon's is vzwtext.com.. you would mail <number>@vzwtext.com and it would text them, when they respond back it would email you back.

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is there a way to message a computer on ur network without installing na software?

ps both comps are windows 98

A:Network Messaging

Not on Windows 98

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I have 3 computers in my house, 1 Win2K, 1Win ME, 1 Win XP Pro. How can I just send an instant message to one of the other computers in my house?

A:network messaging

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Hey Everbody,

Sometimes I will be in a game or doing nothing and a windows messaging program box pops up with a advertisement in it. I traced the program down and found out its called CSRSS.EXE. I tried to end the process but it says its a vital windows process, then I traced its tree down and found it was related to CSRSRV.DLL. If I stop the program from running will it damage my windows 2k? and if not do you think I can hex edit the exe and the dll to make it stop functioning?

ps. hopefully posted this in the right section, because its an internet orientated application.

Any help you can offer would be appreciated,

A:Windows messaging

Welcome to TSG!
I am moving this to the security forum because there is a good chance of an infection and there you will get the attention of the virus doctors.



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Hello Everyone, I'm back!

This is my first problem with my laptop - it's the messaging service when connected to the Internet.

I keep getting invited by messages to chat to people. My friend gets it on his computer as well. All I need to do is shut down the messaging service and then hopefully I'll stop getting junk pop-ups inviting me to chat to people!

Any ideas on how to switch the messaging service off, or to fix the problem without switching it off.

Thanks for any suggestions or help anyone may offer.

A:Messaging Service

It depends what messaging service you are talking about. If it is an instant messenger, you will need to look through the privacy options to turn off invitations.

If it is the spam-like message that pops up from the Windows Net Send messenger, go to Control Panel, Services, and double-click the Messenger Service, disable it, and stop it.

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A while ago, I received sinister private messages through my trip advisor account. The odd thing is though, the messages were received showing times between 7.30 pm and 8.30pm then suddenly changed to between 10.30pm and 11.30pm. Why would this happen? Could they have changed it so I didn't know what time zone they were in?
I know this sounds like an odd question, but I have valid reasons for asking.

A:Anyone know anything about private messaging

I don't think that would be the case. It sounds like its a bot sending the messages if it's spam (like advertisements). If that is the case, or if it's someone sending nasty messages, then check this page out if its from 1 person.

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I'm curious, since I never had a mobile device that used text messaging...I keep seeing ads for various charities asking for donations, and they say text "Haiti for xxxxx". How does one do that, when he only has email?

A:Text Messaging

You can send an SMS message to a cell phone via email. Most cell phone providers have a special email address or domain that you can send a message to. This then gets forwarded as a text message to the cell phone. E.g. with Verizon in the U.S. (IIRC), you can email ##########@vtext.com, where "##########" has to be replaced with the 10 digit cellular number, and that message will get sent as a text message to that phone. Other carriers also probably have some equivalent.

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Im on the school newspaper, and we have computers set up in multiple rooms, but they are all loged onto the same server. So if im in a room and someone is in the library (other side of the school...) and they need me to exit an application because they cant open it on their computer, they'd have to walk all the way over to to room and close it themselves, then walk all the way back. I was hoping to find a messenger service that would send a message to all computers loged onto the same network. I know there is windows messenger, but it isnt on these computers. anyone have any ideas?

A:network messaging

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Many years ago i took a keyboarding class in which we were tought or at least shown an internal program in windows that would allow you to chat with other members on the network. It's a small chat program and it already comes with windows. I'm trying to remember the name of the program but i can't. Any takers???

A:network messaging.

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hello all, long time no type!i'm hoping someone here can tell me why i've suddenly developed this weird problem.i've had msn instant messenger forever...or at least since i've had my 'puter, which is 3 1/2 years. yes, i have plus! onboard, also...WITHOUT the sponsor program. in the last few months, i've been having strange problems with it. when i click on someone's name, the border of the window appears...and a..."ghost"...sits on my screen for about 15 seconds...then it finally fills in and becomes whoever's window i've clicked. alternately, when someone sends me an im, a "ghost" appears on my screen, letting me know that someone is trying to im me...and while this "ghost" solidifies, my mouse freezes, i get thrown into super-slow time, and about 90% of the time, i'm booted off whatever site i happen to be at. once the window forms completely and opens, everything works fine again. this process can take anywhere from 15 to 45 seconds.a few notes:since i disappeared and resurfaced, i've moved...and consequently, gone from cable 'net to *gasp* dial up, the ONLY service available in the area i've relocated to. however, this didn't happen for several months AFTER i connected to the dial up service (and it occurs even on a T1 connection, as i recently took my 'puter to my son's home and connected with his cable service).i have already uninstalled and reinstalled both the... Read more

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iI am a windows xp user and i have a dsl connection

i have started getting some really annoying random pop up messages from people who are trying to market stuff.

is there a way to stop the ability to do this by changing an windows xp config setting ?


A:turn off messaging pop-ups

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Have enjoyed Aim for years with my sister in another state...I decided to download updated
version of Aim Triton...uninstalled previous version. Now neither of us can see each other
when we are online and cannot send IM's. Have uninstalled new version and reinstalled
old version but still cannot contact each other...have no trouble with another buddy..just
my sister. she used as her browser..Netscape and I use IE...what can I do?

A:AOL (AIM) Instant messaging

So now you both have the same version of AIM and are still having the problem and it doesn't affect your other contacts?

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undefinedHi to all,

I am on win xp and i want to send a message to another computer on the wireless network, which is windows 98. is this possible and what can i use to do it? any info would help.

Thanks ahead of time,


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Hey, Today my messaging app is not working. All I see is the purple loading screen. It won't get past this at all. Just wondering if anyone else has this problem?

Thinking about uninstalling and then reinstalling, however when I go to uninstall it says that it will uninstall the people app and calendar app as well. Can I reinstall all these back from 'Your Apps' in the store easily?

EDIT: Never mind, it decided to fix itself

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I'm trying to figure out how to add windows messaging to my Win2000 workstation??? I have a new program that won't communicate with my email program (Pegasus) and I've tried installing a program adding mapi to my email program but I'm still running into problems??? I need to set up a profile and I use to do that by the mail icon in the control panel, but it's gone??!! HELP!

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Hope I'm in the right place with this one In any case I remember back in high school messaging friends' computers with a little built in windows program. I think it might have been in the system32 folder. If anyone knows what I'm talking about I'm wondering in XP still has this program and if so where I can find it on the computer. thanks

A:old school messaging

Are you referring to WinChat or the messenger service.

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When using instant messaging real time windows on certain websites,when you close the conversation window,is the conversation stored on your computer somewhere,or is it deleted? any help please?

A:Instant messaging

you can set them up to record the message - what service are you using
in MSN
> tick the automatically keep history - you can then also decide where to save the messages

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Hi, I'm using Windows 8 Consumer Preview .

I can't open the Messaging Metro App. Also can't get help with the Get more help link provided there.

Here is the error screenshot:

Any help would be appreciated

A:Messaging Cant' Open


I've found an answer to your problem kindly give it a try if it is working..

- Settings > Change PC Settings > Users > Switch to a local account

Source.. Windows 8 Metro App&#39;s "Can&#39;t Open" - Super User

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Hello all,
I have a home network setup,one pc is running win98 (server) the other is XP. To be able to send instant messages between the two pc s, I know on 98 I can install Netmeeting and on XP I
can run "config". Can someone just give me a quick walk through to set this up? Anything special that I might have to do? I have a DSL setup.
Thank You

A:Intranet Messaging

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My Email service provider allows me to send out an automatic email reply to all addresses that send an email to me. They call it vacation messaging.

If I activate this feature wouldn't I be telling all my spammers who send me their adds for rolexes, investment opportunities and pills that they have reached a legitimate address? That would be bad for me. Right?

Is there a way to tell real people that I'll be away for a while with out telling salemen that mine is a good door to knock on?


A:Vacation messaging

I think putting a vacation message is OK to do and this is why I say that:

1.) Spammers would know if your email is a legit e-mail because they will not get a email back stating that the e-mail address can't be found

2.)Also I have found out on my AOL email account if you leave the away message on it gets spammers mad and they take you off of there mailing list.

3.) It lets your friends and family know that you are not around to answer your e-mail, so it will take a while to get a reply.

I use the vacation message 3 times for over two weeks and have not got any spam and i have had the email account for nearly a year.

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Can someone help me. Everytime I start an Instant Messaging Service *(YIM:AIM)* a browser comes up and says.....

Yahoo! Messanger/AIM has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the in convenience.

Can someone please help me?

A:Instant Messaging Help

By The way=I am using Windows Xp(home).

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I have done everything that I can think of to make a fax go out of my Windows Messaging. I have let it create the fax, I have created a fax through MS Word, I tried the Fax Wizard and any other way that I found in the help files. I get the fax created, but it will NOT send. Can anyone tell me what could be wrong? Thanks.

A:MS Fax & Windows Messaging

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My windows 8 messaging is linked to Facebook and it looked like windows or msn messenger, and I an getting some unwanted chats from some strange people, as soon as I turn on the pc, I cannot find an option to disable this chat or better still block the person.
can anyone tell me if there is a way to block, I don't want to uninstall the app, thanks fro any suggestions

A:Windows 8 Messaging

If you've linked your accounts, it's linked. You can always unlink your FB account and not use your live account, but if you want messaging but no messages, currently you don't really have many options. You can stop it from running in the background by changing permissions from the settings charm, but that won't stop people from being able to contact you when it's open.

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Hi , I would like to setup instant messaging on my new to me Computer but using search engines I see there are many more than I thought there was so my question is "what one is good with Windows 7 ?" any help - advice very much appreciated, thank you

A:Instant messaging ?

What about Windows Live Messenger?


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i've seen an advertisement once for a minature looking labtop that is used for sending,recieving e-mails,text messaging(aim), a few can do more, but mainly it was a device for people without desktops or labtops, but wanted to send and recieve instant messaging, text, e-mails, (i saw something that took pictues and was a phone too, but i definetly don't want it to be a phone. my teenage daughter keeps telling me about this text mesaging, aim, etc and how she has also heard of this , something similiar to "ogo", "sidekick 2", etc...... please help me, her birthdays on the way and dad's looking to win over a huge beautiful smile. where, or what are these potable instant messaging devices called, where do i find them??????/ thanks...

A:instant messaging!?!?!?

My daughter drove a semi for several years and "Pocketmail" is what she used to keep in touch via email. They have a website by the same name.

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i remember seeing an ad displaying a new device that is targeted towards teenagers for instant messaging device, sort of like a labtop for the home, and on the go!! i just can't find it anywhere or get information on products such as this. it looked like an orange minature labtop that is used primarily for instant messaging , talking to your friends, things like this. any help out there on products i can use just to send and recieve instant messaging from say AIM for example, i guess it should be portable as well.

A:instant messaging only??

Cell phones, PDA's, etc They all have messanging capabilities. Try that.. It may cost for service though.. Check internet or cell providers

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Ask a teenager you know if they've used Jott to connect with friends and the chances are good that they'll say yes. The next question is, why another messaging app?

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A:There's a new messaging app (yes, another one) and teenagers can't get enough

So no need for an internet connection? Sounds awesome.

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