Using Xbox 360 Wireless Headset With Windows Live Messenger

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Using Windows Live Messenger

Though Microsoft has an excellent support network in place to take care of any issues, when you face issues with one of their products, you really need not call up Windows live chat support for minor things like for using the Xbox 360 wireless headset with Windows Live Messenger. Xbox 360 headset is just like any other headset you normally use in your instant messenger client and you can set it up easily. Just follow the instructions given below.

Setting up the Xbox 360 wireless headset with Windows Live Messenger

You can use Xbox 360 headset for your regular Windows Live Messenger chat sessions. The Xbox 360 wireless headset is not just designed for gaming; you can use it for chatting on the Xbox Live chat network. The same applies to Windows Live Messenger or any other installed IM client application you have on the console that enjoys Windows live chat support.

First, you have to set up the Windows Live Messenger application in your Xbox 360 properly. From the Guide menu in your console, go to Chat and then, IM. This should launch the Windows Live Messenger application on your screen. If you are a Windows user, you might already have a Windows Live Messenger ID. If so, login using that same username and password here as well. If not, you can easily sign up for a new ID by clicking on the Sign Up option you see there.

Now, switch on the Xbox 360 wireless headset you want to use with Windows Messenger. Power button is located right at the centre of the headphone. Now, connect the headset to the Xbox 360 console. For this, you need to press the button right next to the power button on the console.

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The console will now detect the wireless headset and try to establish the connection. You need to press the Connect button now located on the headset. Press down on this button until you see the light flashing indicating that a connection has indeed been established. This normally will not take more than a second.

The wireless headset is now properly connected to the console. You can now start using it with Windows Live Messenger. Invite someone from your contacts and start a live chat session. Press the Call button on the messenger to start the chat.

You may contact our tech support personnel if you are having any issues with setting this up.

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How Do I Retrieve My Windows Live ID Password For Xbox Live?

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Windows Live ID

In order to create an Xbox Live Account, you first need to create a Windows Live account. You can create a Windows Live ID using any of your active Microsoft accounts. After creating the Windows Live ID, you can use the same to get access to your Xbox Live account on Xbox.com. You will need to remember the login credentials of your Windows Live account in order to sign into Xbox Live account.

But, chances are that you forget the login credentials over time. However, Microsoft is committed to helping out its customers while retrieving the login credentials of their Windows Live IDs. The company has a 24/7 functioning Windows live technical support desk, contacting which you can retrieve the login credentials in real time. If you are not ready for the same, work out the following instructions.

Instructions

  • Turn on your Xbox console if it is turned off at present.
  • Go to the Home menu by pressing the guide button, which you have on the controller.
  • In the Homemenu, select the Settings tab followed by the Account management option. This will exit the pop-up menu and display a new window labelled Account Management.
  • In the Account Management screen, choose the option labelled Windows Live ID.
  • Next, go to the right-hand pane of the account management screen and enter your Windows Live ID email address.
  • After that, turn on your PC and load Xbox.com on your default web browser.
  • When the home page is loaded, click the Sign-in link. You will be prompted now to provide your login credentials. Locate and click the link that states Forgot your password.

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    Retrieve Windows Live ID Password

  • The web page will direct you now to a new section where you will be asked to provide the details about your account. Enter the email address associated with your Windows Live ID.
  • After that, read the security question and provide the answer. If you are given security characters instead, enter them correctly into the corresponding field.
  • Once done, select Next to continue.
  • You are given two options to retrieve the password: retrieve the password via email or retrieve the password by answering the secret question. Choose either of the options to continue.

You have successfully reset your Windows Live ID password. Now, you can log into your Xbox Live account without any problems. You may contact our Windows Live technical support desk at any time in case of any unexpected glitches.

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Procedure To Sign Up For Windows ID

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Windows Live Support Instructions

If you are not aware, a Windows Live ID is actually an email address and password combination used for the purpose of signing in to some of the popular Microsoft services such as Hotmail, MSN, Messenger, Xbox Live, etc. When you have created a Windows Live ID, you will be able to use it for various purposes such as buying games, applications, music, many other Microsoft products, services, etc.

When you sign up for a Windows Live ID, it allows users the capability to access online features from the software giant Microsoft Corporation. It is possible for users to use it for email, for the Windows Live Messenger (chat messaging application) and even for the Xbox Live online service. Having a Windows Live ID also helps you to incorporate all your email contacts, so you need not have to switch between various email accounts online anymore. For that purpose, all you need to do is sign up online for the free account option. This Windows Live support guide will help with Windows ID sign up:

Windows Live support instructions:

  • First, you need to open your web browser and then, go to the official MSN homepage.
  • Then, you need to click on the Hotmail located at the top of the page, and then, click on the Sign Up button.
  • After that, you need to create an email address for yourself. For that, users are allowed to choose between @hotmail.com and @live.com. You can use any one or both as Windows Live IDs.

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    Windows Live Support Information

  • After that, you need to create a password, and then, re-enter it for confirming it.
  • Enter an alternate email address, in case you ever forget your password. The password reset information is sent to the alternate email address.
  • Enter personal information, such as your first and last name, country, state, ZIP code, gender and birth year. All of this information is required, but only your name will be available to your contacts.
  • Enter the characters mentioned in the code at the bottom. If you are not able to understand the code, you need to click on the speaker button for hearing the audio of it. You may also click on the new set of characters button for getting a new code.
  • You need to click on I accept, when you are finished.

This way, you can signed up for Windows ID.

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Dark Souls PC Finally Makes The Jump To Steam

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Steam Support For Dark Souls

Just when people thought no other games will migrate from the outdated Games for Windows Live platform, the Windows PC version of Dark Souls publisher Bandai Namco Games have announced their intentions to migrate their games along with game progress to Steam server. This means, starting from next month, players of Dark Souls: Prepare to Die edition will be able to experience the superior gaming experience that Steam has to offer.

Since the gaming publisher Bandai Namco Games kept mum about any mention of transition dates, Dark Souls gamers believed the game would die along with the Windows Live Games comatose condition. Umpteen gamers contact our Windows Live Support in order to inquire about the same. Much to their amazement, the gamers will be able to play, making use of the existing Games for Windows Live tokens on Steam to get a copy of the game at no additional cost. Moreover, the players will be allotted a limited time in order to transfer their characters, save data and achievements.

Dark Souls: Prepare To Die edition has become one of the games to finally make the shift from GFWL to Steamworks. Other notable inclusions to the list include Resident Evil and Dead Rising. Bandai Namco stated earlier this year that the PC version of the game would not make the shift to Steam Works and will instead remain fully functional in GFWL itself. Instead, the company said it was “seeking avenues to continue support and ensure the functionality of Dark Souls on other services.”

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Microsoft had issued a statement well in advance, informing the public that Games for Windows Live will be discontinued after July 1, 2014. Way before Microsoft officially plugged GFWL, the servers were in comatose condition with defunct technical support, to the frustration of several users. Moreover, once discontinued, gamers will stand to lose a server to play online games as well as all the saved achievements that the user was able to accumulate over time, adding to the frustration of the gamers even further. Ever since the announcement, several game producers have announced transitioning to the services provided by the rival gaming service, Steam works.

If you want to know the latest information about any game and whether they will make the jump to Steam, you can contact our Windows Live Support to know more about the same. The support staff is kept updated with the latest information about the developments in the gaming industry.

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How To Disable Windows Live Messenger

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Chats have turned out to be the most effective interactive mediums that enable casual communication over the internet. They send our chat messages instantly, which help us to communicate as if we are communicating to the person at the other end in real. Since Microsoft has already released utilities for different purposes, they have created in built chat clients that give users the opportunity to communicate with peers, colleagues and dear ones. Windows Live Messenger is the latest name given for the chat client and the former name was just MSN Messenger.

The different features offered by Windows Live Messenger are as follows.

  • Users can easily share their photos, folders and other data to the recipients along with antivirus protection and this prevents the sharing of infected files.
  • For countries like United States and United Kingdom, people can use Windows Live Messenger to communicate from computer to phone and from computer to computer- through calls.
  • It can send messages even to Yahoo and this avoids the hassle of users while creating a Yahoo account for sending messages to people using Yahoo messenger.
  • It also permits messages to offline users. Even if you are online, you can send offline messages to your offline friends. The offline users will be able to view your message as they come online.
  • If you wish to play a game with your chat friend, you can enjoy games over Windows Live Messenger.
  • They were included as a part of Xbox 360 so that users can find out whether their friends are using the game console by viewing “tags”.

If you do not use Windows Live Messenger and want to disable the same, you can try disabling it from the Control Panel. You can also go through Windows Live help options to see the instructions. In addition, you can follow the below given instructions for disabling Windows Live Messenger.

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  • Open Control Panel, select Administrative Tools, and then choose Services.
  • From Service list, look for Windows Live Messenger or Windows Messenger and open it.
  • Select General tab and find the Startup Type menu. You will find a drop down menu next to it and you need to select Disable option to disable Windows Live Messenger.
  • Select Apply and click OK.
  • Close the Services window.

The above steps will definitely help you to disable Windows Live Messenger. If you have any doubts, go through the instructions once again or contact Windows Live help team for assistance.

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