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Is aim 7.1 now safe for Vista?


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CelestialTeardrop

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I have heard of a lot of issues with aim 6 and 6.5 on Vista (server execution fails, windows media player issues; factory restore sometimes required to fix issues), so I never installed it on my Vista computer.

Now that 7.1 is out, I was wondering if those issues were fixed and aim can be used on Vista without destroying the os? I searched around the net for a bit but most of the complaints were directed at aim 6.x. Is 7.1 now Vista-safe?

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AIM 7 is listed as Windows 7 compatible so I see no reason why it should not work under Vista.
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Thanks for your reply Neil. :)

The thing is, aim has been claiming Vista compatibility since at least version 6.5, if not earlier. But aim 6.5-6.9 (again, at least these if not more versions) caused users to experience server execution failure messages, no sound could be heard from the computer in any way, blocking windows media player from playing mp3s, errors in windows security center and security center being unable to detect antivirus software, and the list goes on.

I was curious to hear from other vista/aim 7.1 users if they experienced any of these issues or any other compatibility problems.
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