I am unable to get Windows Live Messenger to automatically sign me in when I start my computer. When I sign in, I check both the "Remember my ID and password" and "Sign me in automatically" checkboxes from the sign in screen, as the screen shot below shows.
Moreover, in the Options > Sign In settings I have the "Start Messenger when I log on to my computer" option selected, as the screen shot below shows.
However, the next time I start my computer Live Messenger fires up but it does not sign me in. Instead, it shows the following screen.
What's interesting is that if I type in the first letter of my sign in name it autofills the rest and if I tab out it fills in my password, so it clearly is remembering my ID and password, but for some reason it's not signing me in automatically.
I am using Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64. I'm not sure how to determine the version of Windows Live Messenger I am using. I recently (a couple weeks ago) rebuilt my computer and installed what I believed to be the latest version at the time.
Edit 1 - 2011-04-01
In case it matters, here is a screen shot from my Privacy settings.