03-20-2012 04:56 PM - edited 03-21-2012 01:43 PM
On 3/21/12 we will be making a few improvements to our PC Caller ID alerts client. In addition to a new look and feel, we will also support access for secondary users.
To enable access for a secondary account, the primary user must grant secondary users access to voice features through “My Account”. Click here for step by step instructions.
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03-21-2012 09:01 AM
You must be talking about the Comcast account not Windows? whichever doesn't matter in my case I am the only user (admin) of Windows and the only account for Comcast, so there is no alternative logon user.
03-21-2012 10:12 AM - edited 03-21-2012 10:32 AM
To enable access for a secondary account, the primary user must grant secondary users access to voice features through “My Account”.
jacobrb2 How exactly does one go about doing that?
In My Account select a secondary account from the drop-down box. Once it loads there are option links for the account. Choose to change account type. There will be a choice to allow access to voice messages or make it unrestricted and also choose billing access. Save your update and and then OK the privacy statement that pops up with account access changes.
03-21-2012 11:35 AM
Go to Task Manager (right click the Task Bar at bottom of screen) and select the Processes tab. Find Comcast Caller ID.exe and select it and end the process. This will shut down Caller ID and remove the nag box.
Now go to Control Panel and select where you would add/remove programs and remove Comcast Caller ID and then remove Adobe Air. If you have other Adobe programs that need Adobe Air you will get a warning. Click OK because you will be re-installing it.
Re-boot your pc, so you will need to come back to the forum or print this out.
Go to this link and re-install Caller ID, Adobe Air will automatically be re-installed.
You should see the new look of the Logon box for Caller ID.
03-21-2012 12:19 PM
I REALLY wish the IT guys would test this stuff on some non-geek person like me, on a HOME computer. Then glitches like this would be found, BEFORE they tick off every customer who uses them. Some folks would call that "Customer Service".
03-21-2012 01:26 PM - edited 03-21-2012 01:28 PM
You DO NOT need to uninstall Adobe AIR!!! Only uninstall the Comcast Universal CallerID application. The rest of the directions are correct. Here they are for both Windows 7 and Vista.
Step 1: Right click the Universal CallerID program Icon in the system tray at the bottom right side of the screen, and select quit to shut down the Comcast Application.
Step 2: Uninstall the Comcast Universal CallerID application from the (Vista is Add/Remove Programs) Programs and Features control panel if you are using Windows 7.
Step 3: Restart your computer
Step 4: Goto http://xfinity.comcast.net/callerid/ and download the new application and install it.
Should work just fine.
03-21-2012 01:29 PM
See the FAQ below on how to enable secondary accounts access to voice features.
03-21-2012 02:17 PM
I am haveing Issues with the new update not staying logged in. After about 15-30 min the program disconnects me giving me error messages like" you have been disconnected. I have to manually click Connect again to sign back in. this is quite annoying and definately a bug. Please patch fix please!
03-21-2012 11:53 PM
I am running Windows 7 64 bit. Old Universal Caller ID worked. New one gets error message on install saying, "Sorry, an error has occurred. The application could not be installed because the installer file is damaged. Try obtaining a new installer file from the application author."
I uninstalled Adobe Air, re-downloaded the Caller ID Update file from Comcast.com, rebooted, re-downloaded Adobe Air, tried again and no joy.
03-22-2012 01:29 PM
"Sorry, an error has occurred. The application could not be installed because the installer file is damaged. Try obtaining a new installer file from the application author."
I uninstalled Adobe Air, re-downloaded the Caller ID Update file from Comcast.com, rebooted, re-downloaded Adobe Air, tried again and no go.
03-22-2012 01:51 PM
When you update from Comcast web site do not hit install but save the file to your computer. Double click on the downloaded file and it will install.
However, now you are in the same boat as everyone else. It doesn't work.
Hope this somewhat helps.
03-22-2012 07:33 PM
Since I sent the original post, not only couldn't I get the caller ID to launch on startup but it would not connect at all. After reading the above posts, I clicked on the launch on startup while it was disconnected and it worked. After that, I was able to connect. I won't know if it works for sure until I sign out and back in the next time. Thanks to everyone who posted!
03-22-2012 08:14 PM
I use a Mac. I was prompted to install a CallerID update today (3/22/12) and, since doing so, the program doesn't work anym more; i.e., no banner or sound on Mac when a call comes in. Anyone else experiencing problems with this new update?
03-22-2012 08:51 PM
I have Windows 7. I also got a message to install the new version on my computer but now it's not working. When calls come in I get a message on the TV but not my computer. Rebooting didn't help. It worked before installing the new version. Anyone have a solution?
03-22-2012 09:17 PM
After installing upgrade - sent by Comcast - now unable to log in to Xfinity Voice. Receive following:
Connection Error Service Temporarily Unavailable CIDPC070.
All else working normally.
03-22-2012 09:27 PM - edited 03-22-2012 09:29 PM
I have the same problem with staying signed in. Also, the last call I got did not display on my PC screen even though I was logged in. Why is this not working correctly since the upgrade? Was that really necessary? Now I can't sign in at all.
03-22-2012 09:43 PM
This is basically a customer to customer forums. Your best bet is first call 1-800 comcast or 1-800 xfinity and give them the error code that you receive when using your voice caller id. They may need to check your account or something that only comcast/xfinity can fix.
03-27-2012 04:37 PM
Since the PC Caller ID update, whenever I receive a call the alert sound continues in an infinite loop. The only way I've been able to stop it is to right click the icon in the systray and "quit" the app. Also, the three checkboxes on the "ACCOUNT" tab (remember me, auto-connect at launch, and launch at startup) are disabled, I can't click on them to change selections. Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1. 64 bit.
03-28-2012 07:40 PM
03-30-2012 02:00 AM
I am currently running Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit and recently just upgraded to the latest version released just this morning. I am still getting Logged out after a few minutes. I had this problem before since the new update to the (black skinned) Comcast universal caller ID program. but since there was a new update this morning i thought it would fix the issue. Just want to inform you that it is still happening...
03-30-2012 11:30 AM
I'm running Windows 7 Home 64 bit, Intel i7 quad processors. Since the update of the new universal PC caller ID, I've been having nothing but problems. Prior to the update I had no problems with the caller ID showing both phone lines when called. Now, the program keeps logging out every few minutes, and it only shows only one of my phone lines when called. I've contact customer service and they said that my primary number wasn't attached to the the PC caller ID and claim they fix the problem. The problems still exist. Can we down grade to the prior program?
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