@figuerres: Well, I checked my PC, once I got to work, and found that the Windows Live Mesh service was running. Clearly, then I was wrong in thinking it wasn't. But like you said, it was very slow! I gave up, waiting for 10 to 15 minutes, because I thought the service was diabled. I guess if I try it again I may have to wait up to 30 minutes before giving up.
for me it's like 2-5 minutes not 10 plus.
it used to be really fast, i am wondering of MS has boched it up by not adding servers or cuting back on the service ?