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AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) Won't work.

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    AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) Won't work.


    I have installed AIM and now it does not work in Windows 8 but in Windows 7 it worked really fine, I can go on in Windows 8 through the AIM Express in aim.com but with the program installed on the computer I can't make it work because seems like the conection is getting rejected or something like that, I tried other ports and made a change in the Conf private files of the AIM but it seems like it does not work either.

    What could it be?.

    Thank you very much.

    -Travis Antonio

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    Somewhere Over The Rainbow
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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04


    Chances are it isn't compatible with Windows 8 yet. There is an extensive list of working and non-working programs below if you want to have a look.
    https://www.eightforums.com/software/...r-preview.html
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    Posts : 14
    Windows 8 Developer Preview


    Try "AIM 7.5.6.2" and it works perfectly, look the pic above:

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    Sorry


    Hey thank you very much for telling me!, I don't have Windows 8 anymore because I just started to develop and design in my company and Windows 8 is not the best option to do that yet, so I changed to Windows 7, but anyways thanks a lot .

    -Travis Antonio
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    Posts : 14
    Windows 8 Developer Preview


    Very glad to help you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xain View Post
    Try "AIM 7.5.6.2" and it works perfectly, look the pic above:

    Click image for larger version
    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! My AIM just stopped working properly out of the blue though I have had Windows 8 for a month now, I am required to be signed into AIM for work as I work at home and that is our way of being available to our supervisors and other agents (I am a Corporate Travel Agent who works from home.) Anyway it was super random that it stopped working but I had a feeling Windows 8 was the culprit....I honestly don't like it at all because it is not compatible with things I am required to use but have found work arounds for it it all thanks to awesome people like YOU! Thanks again....I was getting annoyed using AIM on my phone while I continued to search for a solution. I actually like the version you recommeded better anyway!
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