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Old November 20th 09, 08:58 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger
Rob
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Default Display Name asked at every sign in

For the last week, 11/15/09, Windows Messenger v 5.1.0715 has been asking the
following every time it starts up.
"Please provide a display name so you can sign in. Do not use your e-mail
address or leave the box blank. We now require a display name that is not
your e-mail address to protect you from e-mail virus attacks."

My display name is saved in tools/options and has been for years. It is not
my email address! Why now must I type it every time I sign in? I am running
Windows XP Pro with SP3 and every update.
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Old November 22nd 09, 05:39 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger
Jim[_41_]
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Default Display Name asked at every sign in

On Nov 20, 12:58*pm, Rob wrote:
For the last week, 11/15/09, Windows Messenger v 5.1.0715 has been asking the
following every time it starts up.
"Please provide a display name so you can sign in. *Do not use your e-mail
address or leave the box blank. *We now require a display name that is not
your e-mail address to protect you from e-mail virus attacks."

My display name is saved in tools/options and has been for years. *It is not
my email address! *Why now must I type it every time I sign in? *I am running
Windows XP Pro with SP3 and every update.


I am recently having the exact same problem.
I have XP Home SP3 and Windows Messenger ver 4.7.3001
I think is started after one of the recent Windows Updates.
I thought it may be KB969947 so I removed it, but Messenger still
fails.
--JimOPI
  #3  
Old November 22nd 09, 05:39 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger
Jim[_41_]
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Default Display Name asked at every sign in

On Nov 20, 12:58*pm, Rob wrote:
For the last week, 11/15/09, Windows Messenger v 5.1.0715 has been asking the
following every time it starts up.
"Please provide a display name so you can sign in. *Do not use your e-mail
address or leave the box blank. *We now require a display name that is not
your e-mail address to protect you from e-mail virus attacks."

My display name is saved in tools/options and has been for years. *It is not
my email address! *Why now must I type it every time I sign in? *I am running
Windows XP Pro with SP3 and every update.


I am recently having the exact same problem.
I have XP Home SP3 and Windows Messenger ver 4.7.3001
I think is started after one of the recent Windows Updates.
I thought it may be KB969947 so I removed it, but Messenger still
fails.
--JimOPI
  #4  
Old November 23rd 09, 05:36 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger
JimOPI
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Posts: 2
Default Display Name asked at every sign in

On Nov 22, 9:39*am, Jim wrote:
On Nov 20, 12:58*pm, Rob wrote:

For the last week, 11/15/09, Windows Messenger v 5.1.0715 has been asking the
following every time it starts up.
"Please provide a display name so you can sign in. *Do not use your e-mail
address or leave the box blank. *We now require a display name that is not
your e-mail address to protect you from e-mail virus attacks."


My display name is saved in tools/options and has been for years. *It is not
my email address! *Why now must I type it every time I sign in? *I am running
Windows XP Pro with SP3 and every update.


I am recently having the exact same problem.
I have XP Home SP3 and Windows Messenger ver *4.7.3001
I think is started after one of the recent Windows Updates.
I thought it may be KB969947 so I removed it, but Messenger still
fails.
--JimOPI


I found another thread with the same symptoms as this one, and it
solves the problem.
The name is "Display Name popup seen at every start of Messenger"
I followed the suggestions there with some success.
It was very difficult to get logged into live.com and edit my profile
but it worked. It was well hidden.
Now Windows Messenger logs me in automatically......
But when I try to customize my Messenger Display Name inside Messenger
itself,
the change disappears after logging off and back on.
It always uses the name listed in the online live.com profile. Bummer.
IMHO Microsoft needs to hire some programmers that can write User
Friendly code.
---JimOPI
  #5  
Old November 23rd 09, 05:36 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger
JimOPI
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Default Display Name asked at every sign in

On Nov 22, 9:39*am, Jim wrote:
On Nov 20, 12:58*pm, Rob wrote:

For the last week, 11/15/09, Windows Messenger v 5.1.0715 has been asking the
following every time it starts up.
"Please provide a display name so you can sign in. *Do not use your e-mail
address or leave the box blank. *We now require a display name that is not
your e-mail address to protect you from e-mail virus attacks."


My display name is saved in tools/options and has been for years. *It is not
my email address! *Why now must I type it every time I sign in? *I am running
Windows XP Pro with SP3 and every update.


I am recently having the exact same problem.
I have XP Home SP3 and Windows Messenger ver *4.7.3001
I think is started after one of the recent Windows Updates.
I thought it may be KB969947 so I removed it, but Messenger still
fails.
--JimOPI


I found another thread with the same symptoms as this one, and it
solves the problem.
The name is "Display Name popup seen at every start of Messenger"
I followed the suggestions there with some success.
It was very difficult to get logged into live.com and edit my profile
but it worked. It was well hidden.
Now Windows Messenger logs me in automatically......
But when I try to customize my Messenger Display Name inside Messenger
itself,
the change disappears after logging off and back on.
It always uses the name listed in the online live.com profile. Bummer.
IMHO Microsoft needs to hire some programmers that can write User
Friendly code.
---JimOPI
  #6  
Old November 24th 09, 09:51 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger
JS
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Posts: 9
Default Display Name asked at every sign in



"JimOPI" wrote:

On Nov 22, 9:39 am, Jim wrote:
On Nov 20, 12:58 pm, Rob wrote:

For the last week, 11/15/09, Windows Messenger v 5.1.0715 has been asking the
following every time it starts up.
"Please provide a display name so you can sign in. Do not use your e-mail
address or leave the box blank. We now require a display name that is not
your e-mail address to protect you from e-mail virus attacks."


My display name is saved in tools/options and has been for years. It is not
my email address! Why now must I type it every time I sign in? I am running
Windows XP Pro with SP3 and every update.


I am recently having the exact same problem.
I have XP Home SP3 and Windows Messenger ver 4.7.3001
I think is started after one of the recent Windows Updates.
I thought it may be KB969947 so I removed it, but Messenger still
fails.
--JimOPI


I found another thread with the same symptoms as this one, and it
solves the problem.
The name is "Display Name popup seen at every start of Messenger"
I followed the suggestions there with some success.
It was very difficult to get logged into live.com and edit my profile
but it worked. It was well hidden.
Now Windows Messenger logs me in automatically......
But when I try to customize my Messenger Display Name inside Messenger
itself,
the change disappears after logging off and back on.
It always uses the name listed in the online live.com profile. Bummer.
IMHO Microsoft needs to hire some programmers that can write User
Friendly code.
---JimOPI
.

It is necessary to find easier solution !!! Our company count over 500 emp.
!!!
  #7  
Old November 24th 09, 09:51 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger
JS
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Posts: 9
Default Display Name asked at every sign in



"JimOPI" wrote:

On Nov 22, 9:39 am, Jim wrote:
On Nov 20, 12:58 pm, Rob wrote:

For the last week, 11/15/09, Windows Messenger v 5.1.0715 has been asking the
following every time it starts up.
"Please provide a display name so you can sign in. Do not use your e-mail
address or leave the box blank. We now require a display name that is not
your e-mail address to protect you from e-mail virus attacks."


My display name is saved in tools/options and has been for years. It is not
my email address! Why now must I type it every time I sign in? I am running
Windows XP Pro with SP3 and every update.


I am recently having the exact same problem.
I have XP Home SP3 and Windows Messenger ver 4.7.3001
I think is started after one of the recent Windows Updates.
I thought it may be KB969947 so I removed it, but Messenger still
fails.
--JimOPI


I found another thread with the same symptoms as this one, and it
solves the problem.
The name is "Display Name popup seen at every start of Messenger"
I followed the suggestions there with some success.
It was very difficult to get logged into live.com and edit my profile
but it worked. It was well hidden.
Now Windows Messenger logs me in automatically......
But when I try to customize my Messenger Display Name inside Messenger
itself,
the change disappears after logging off and back on.
It always uses the name listed in the online live.com profile. Bummer.
IMHO Microsoft needs to hire some programmers that can write User
Friendly code.
---JimOPI
.

It is necessary to find easier solution !!! Our company count over 500 emp.
!!!
  #8  
Old December 6th 09, 03:31 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger
Brian
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Posts: 214
Default Display Name asked at every sign in



"JS" wrote:



"JimOPI" wrote:

On Nov 22, 9:39 am, Jim wrote:
On Nov 20, 12:58 pm, Rob wrote:

For the last week, 11/15/09, Windows Messenger v 5.1.0715 has been asking the
following every time it starts up.
"Please provide a display name so you can sign in. Do not use your e-mail
address or leave the box blank. We now require a display name that is not
your e-mail address to protect you from e-mail virus attacks."

My display name is saved in tools/options and has been for years. It is not
my email address! Why now must I type it every time I sign in? I am running
Windows XP Pro with SP3 and every update.

I am recently having the exact same problem.
I have XP Home SP3 and Windows Messenger ver 4.7.3001
I think is started after one of the recent Windows Updates.
I thought it may be KB969947 so I removed it, but Messenger still
fails.
--JimOPI


I found another thread with the same symptoms as this one, and it
solves the problem.
The name is "Display Name popup seen at every start of Messenger"
I followed the suggestions there with some success.
It was very difficult to get logged into live.com and edit my profile
but it worked. It was well hidden.
Now Windows Messenger logs me in automatically......
But when I try to customize my Messenger Display Name inside Messenger
itself,
the change disappears after logging off and back on.
It always uses the name listed in the online live.com profile. Bummer.
IMHO Microsoft needs to hire some programmers that can write User
Friendly code.
---JimOPI
.

It is necessary to find easier solution !!! Our company count over 500 emp.
!!!



Hello, has anyone found a way to keep your display name on windows messenger
different from the display name on your hotmail account?
  #9  
Old December 6th 09, 03:31 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger
Brian
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Default Display Name asked at every sign in



"JS" wrote:



"JimOPI" wrote:

On Nov 22, 9:39 am, Jim wrote:
On Nov 20, 12:58 pm, Rob wrote:

For the last week, 11/15/09, Windows Messenger v 5.1.0715 has been asking the
following every time it starts up.
"Please provide a display name so you can sign in. Do not use your e-mail
address or leave the box blank. We now require a display name that is not
your e-mail address to protect you from e-mail virus attacks."

My display name is saved in tools/options and has been for years. It is not
my email address! Why now must I type it every time I sign in? I am running
Windows XP Pro with SP3 and every update.

I am recently having the exact same problem.
I have XP Home SP3 and Windows Messenger ver 4.7.3001
I think is started after one of the recent Windows Updates.
I thought it may be KB969947 so I removed it, but Messenger still
fails.
--JimOPI


I found another thread with the same symptoms as this one, and it
solves the problem.
The name is "Display Name popup seen at every start of Messenger"
I followed the suggestions there with some success.
It was very difficult to get logged into live.com and edit my profile
but it worked. It was well hidden.
Now Windows Messenger logs me in automatically......
But when I try to customize my Messenger Display Name inside Messenger
itself,
the change disappears after logging off and back on.
It always uses the name listed in the online live.com profile. Bummer.
IMHO Microsoft needs to hire some programmers that can write User
Friendly code.
---JimOPI
.

It is necessary to find easier solution !!! Our company count over 500 emp.
!!!



Hello, has anyone found a way to keep your display name on windows messenger
different from the display name on your hotmail account?
  #10  
Old December 7th 09, 09:02 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger
Andy
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Default Display Name asked at every sign in

I use a made up name works for me.

"Brian" wrote in message
...


"JS" wrote:



"JimOPI" wrote:

On Nov 22, 9:39 am, Jim wrote:
On Nov 20, 12:58 pm, Rob wrote:

For the last week, 11/15/09, Windows Messenger v 5.1.0715 has been
asking the
following every time it starts up.
"Please provide a display name so you can sign in. Do not use your
e-mail
address or leave the box blank. We now require a display name that
is not
your e-mail address to protect you from e-mail virus attacks."

My display name is saved in tools/options and has been for years.
It is not
my email address! Why now must I type it every time I sign in? I
am running
Windows XP Pro with SP3 and every update.

I am recently having the exact same problem.
I have XP Home SP3 and Windows Messenger ver 4.7.3001
I think is started after one of the recent Windows Updates.
I thought it may be KB969947 so I removed it, but Messenger still
fails.
--JimOPI

I found another thread with the same symptoms as this one, and it
solves the problem.
The name is "Display Name popup seen at every start of Messenger"
I followed the suggestions there with some success.
It was very difficult to get logged into live.com and edit my profile
but it worked. It was well hidden.
Now Windows Messenger logs me in automatically......
But when I try to customize my Messenger Display Name inside Messenger
itself,
the change disappears after logging off and back on.
It always uses the name listed in the online live.com profile. Bummer.
IMHO Microsoft needs to hire some programmers that can write User
Friendly code.
---JimOPI
.

It is necessary to find easier solution !!! Our company count over 500
emp.
!!!



Hello, has anyone found a way to keep your display name on windows
messenger
different from the display name on your hotmail account?



  #11  
Old December 7th 09, 09:02 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger
Andy
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Posts: 645
Default Display Name asked at every sign in

I use a made up name works for me.

"Brian" wrote in message
...


"JS" wrote:



"JimOPI" wrote:

On Nov 22, 9:39 am, Jim wrote:
On Nov 20, 12:58 pm, Rob wrote:

For the last week, 11/15/09, Windows Messenger v 5.1.0715 has been
asking the
following every time it starts up.
"Please provide a display name so you can sign in. Do not use your
e-mail
address or leave the box blank. We now require a display name that
is not
your e-mail address to protect you from e-mail virus attacks."

My display name is saved in tools/options and has been for years.
It is not
my email address! Why now must I type it every time I sign in? I
am running
Windows XP Pro with SP3 and every update.

I am recently having the exact same problem.
I have XP Home SP3 and Windows Messenger ver 4.7.3001
I think is started after one of the recent Windows Updates.
I thought it may be KB969947 so I removed it, but Messenger still
fails.
--JimOPI

I found another thread with the same symptoms as this one, and it
solves the problem.
The name is "Display Name popup seen at every start of Messenger"
I followed the suggestions there with some success.
It was very difficult to get logged into live.com and edit my profile
but it worked. It was well hidden.
Now Windows Messenger logs me in automatically......
But when I try to customize my Messenger Display Name inside Messenger
itself,
the change disappears after logging off and back on.
It always uses the name listed in the online live.com profile. Bummer.
IMHO Microsoft needs to hire some programmers that can write User
Friendly code.
---JimOPI
.

It is necessary to find easier solution !!! Our company count over 500
emp.
!!!



Hello, has anyone found a way to keep your display name on windows
messenger
different from the display name on your hotmail account?



 




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