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Two machines configured the same way should both be able to use Windows Messenger 4.7. If one cannot, I'd start comparing configuration settings.

I have two machines running Windows Messenger 4.7, one can connect, the other cannot. Why?

I would start by checking the account settings - Tools, Options, Accounts and make sure that the they're both set properly.

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jonathan mcgregor
September 15, 2004 6:31 PM

i try to sign in but then it says error code:0x8100031d how do i fix that

Leo
September 15, 2004 6:47 PM

Even though the number might be different, start here: http://ask-leo.com/msn_instant_messenger_is_unable_to_connect_with_error_0x81000301_what_do_i_do.html

Michelle Tyler
July 28, 2009 1:11 AM

Easy... download MSN MESSENGER PLUS.
In the options, which you should go through for your own preferences, you can set the option to run more than one instance of WLM. Make sure you do it on both computers.

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