Windows Live Forums and Newsgroups

Windows Live Solution Center[WLSC] – (Web Forums/Solutions):

  • Notes:
        1. Viewing individual Forums and/or Solutions does not require a Live ID
        2. Asking a question requires sign on with a Windows Live ID, one time account setup/creation of a unique username
        3. Live ID information is **Not** visible to the public (Do not create a username that is the same as your Live ID)


  • Windows Live Mail
  • Windows Live Messenger
  • Windows Live Movie Maker
  • Windows Live Photo Gallery
  • Windows Live Writer
  • Windows Live ID
  • Windows Live Sync

  • Windows Live Hotmail
  • Windows Live Calendar
  • Windows Live Spaces
  • Windows Live Profile
  • Windows Live SkyDrive
  • Windows Live Photos

     Microsoft’s Windows Live Public Newsgroups:


    • Microsoft NNTP groups shown below are all closed. They are only presented for information purposes.  Closure started in June 2010 with final completion in September 2010. The Web Interface(Http) for the same group(s) were also be impacted(no threads/posts/group) and coincided with said closure.
    • For Microsoft support on Windows Live Products the Forums(provided above) are the recommended support options.

    See these articles(links) for additional information:

    1. Microsoft Responds to the Evolution of Communities  (Microsoft’s notice)
    2. Microsoft NNTP Newsgroups Scheduled for Closure   (The writer’s Comments, Recommendations)



    Dec 07, 2007: Original Published Date
    April 10, 2010: Additional content(added WLSC links); Original blog entry intact for archive/search engine purposes
    May 12, 2010: Updated to reflect notification and planned closure of the Newsgroups
    Sept 10, 2010: Updated to reflect recent closure of all Microsoft Windows Live Nntp/Http newsgroups and replacement with Forums on the Windows Live Solution Center


    Clubhouse Tags: Clubhouse, How-To, Help, Windows Live, Mail, Newsgroups, Forums, Messenger, PhotoGallery , Movie Maker, Writer, Live , Live Sync, Hotmail, Calendar, Spaces, Profile, SkyDrive, Photos

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