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Windows XP still seems to have advantages over Windows Vista

November 19th, 2006 by Zack Whittaker

This has got me puzzled, flummoxed, baffled, confused, mystified and perplexed… if you would. See if you can try and explain this one because I certainly can’t.

 Windows Vista RTM
 I open up Messenger, click to go to my inbox and once it loads up I see “Office Live Mail”
 and Office Live related advertisements splattered everywhere. Using a @live.com email
 address, in this instance is  and I’m using Windows Vista RTM.

 

 Windows XP Media Center Edition
 I sign into Messenger again and once again I go into my inbox. This time it appears that
 Windows Live Mail (as it’s currently branded) has released to web as there aren’t any
 beta tags, and it’s given me premium services such as no advertisements. I’m using the
 same  account except I’m using a different machine.

What?! I don’t get it – the same account, logging in from two different computers and two different operating systems but from the same network. Anyone got any ideas? Is Windows Live Mail readying for release? (it’s not by the way, but before Christmas definately) Shall I complain that my advertisements have disappeared? (I won’t by the way!)

It’s all very confusing – check your Windows Live Mail accounts – please comment on what you see and if anything’s changed, and if you’ve seen this sort of thing happening before. Thanks 🙂

Posted in Bugs, Windows Live | 4 Comments »


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4 Responses

  1. Jason Cox Says:

    Everything is working fine on this end, I’m getting the Windows Live Mail UI and not Office Live for my @Live.com account.

  2. JoeM Says:

    Office Live Mail, is on all my accounts hotmail, msn, live

  3. Andrew Says:

    It seems that whenever you log into Office Live Email on a computer, a cookie is placed on the computer which always displays Office Live Email branding for all subsequent logins to Hotmail/Windows Live Mail – even if the account being logged into does not have an attached Office Live Email account.
    It’s extremely fusterating! Hopefully they will fix it soon, it’s been like this since the intitial Office Live Beta came out back in Feb

  4. Zack Whittaker Says:

    Ohhhh God of course – someone I know uncovered that one when I was in the MSN UK office in August – case closed 🙂