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problem installing yahoo messenger

  1. #1


    Tonyia Guest

    problem installing yahoo messenger

    I have not been able to download yahoo messenger since I got this computer.
    I tried to download Windows Live and it would only download the sign in
    part-not the messenger, mail or any of the rest .....any ideas on why I can't
    download these programs?

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  2. #2


    Theuns Guest

    RE: problem installing yahoo messenger

    I have the same problem with Messenger Live that does not want to install. It
    does not give any error messages, just says "Not installed". I'm running
    Vista Business and I'm an administrator user.

    "Tonyia" wrote:

    > I have not been able to download yahoo messenger since I got this computer.
    > I tried to download Windows Live and it would only download the sign in
    > part-not the messenger, mail or any of the rest .....any ideas on why I can't
    > download these programs?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    mickydee Guest

    Re: problem installing yahoo messenger


    Sounds like you may have tried to download without clearing out your
    browser or failed to check the Messenger file was empty before uploading
    your new messenger.
    When downloading/uploading close all other programs.
    I suggest you download and run ccleaner first before you proceed
    further. Run it through a couple of times - include "registry" from the
    left hand toolbar. Do not be alarmed at the amount of files you have to
    delete, especially if you do not clear it on a regular basis.
    Use this path to uninstall and remove the old messenger software.

    > Start > computer > local disc (C) > program files > yahoo > messenger
    > UNWISE.
    UNWISE is the command that starts uninstall. Make sure the Messenger
    folder is clear before downloading - I run messenger 9 with no problems
    although I read that its "full of bugs" but that's because its not been
    installed cleanly. Yahoo tell us its the best one to operate behind a
    firewall.
    Check in the Messenger folder after uninstalling to make sure no
    fragments of software remain that will create conflicts with the new
    software.
    Delete shortcut on desktop
    Download new freeware browser - mozilla firefox

    Restart computer

    Download the version of messenger you want using firefox

    http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/

    http://www.filehippo.com/download_firefox/

    http://www.filehippo.com/download_yahoo_messenger/

    When downloading from filehippo avoid the adverts and use the green
    arrows to start downloads


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