There is a problem for the vista general newsgroup that Microsoft is aware
of, but will not allow Communities posts for that group via the web
interface. Only Windows Mail, and Windows Live Mail can post with Passport
authentication. I assume it has to do with alll the troll posts here lately,
but that's just my guess. Anyway, you are not the only one seeing this
problem, almost everyone using the web interface for the vista.general group
cannot sign in. Those few who seem to succeed are doing it in some way I
can't determine for sure, but I think it has to do with the availability of
the IP. You can clearly see the diminished number of those web interface
posts made for the last few months.
Use the "Ratings" system. It helps new users find answers.
Mark L. Ferguson MS-MVP
> Presently communicating from a public machine. I routinely submit questions
> to Microsoft discussion groups. One by one, each of my computers have not
> been able to connect to read responses. This is not an account/password
> issue. When on the discussion page, the sign in button, when clicked returns
> me to the same discussion page. There is no option to enter the live ID
> account information. I have trusted the Microsoft domain and allowed popups
> on the individual sites. This problem has also affected two XP machines I
> own. They all worked perfectly for a time. Not sure how to troubleshoot
> this issue. Guidance sought.