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MSN Skin strangeness

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Rick Stirling

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So I decided to skin MSN messenger, and dropped a lvlback.gif file into the directory. It didnt work. I tried a few, no joy.

I'm using WinXP Home, and when my girl logged in to her account, her MSN had a skin. Hmm.

I created a new user account, used MSN, lo and behold the skin works. But it still will not work in my account.

I have reinstalled messenger, but its still doing the same thing. Any ideas?
 
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Clean_Rich

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Well, I know there is an incompatibility between the XP profiles and MSN software, usually in the case where an OEM has installed the OS and created the main user profile. I can't guarantee this is the same problem but it's possible I guess. The problems I usually saw was the person was unable to sign into secure, .net passport type sites with an OEM created profile. MS has no fix for this. :rolleyes: My advice, unless someone here has another idea, would be to transfer all your settings and files over to the new profile and delete the old one.
 
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Rick Stirling

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Nailed the problem. It was my Visual style, as soon as I switch to another it works fine.

Can Vstyles be edited to stop them overwriting MSN?
 

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