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How to download and install Yahoo Messenger in Windows computer

Many people are having problem downloading and installingYahoo! Messenger. Actually this isn't a difficult task, but there are still many computer users who are not very familiar and having problem downloading thecorrect version. In this tutorial I would tell you how to download the Yahoo! Messenger U.S. Version (applicable to all latest versions).

Follow this link (Click Here), once the page isopened, you'll see several menus as shown below:





This "Download Now" button will help you download the default yahoo messenger version depending on where you are at the moment (your current Location/Country). If you are in the U.S. no problem, simply click the "Download Now" yellow button to start downloading, but if you are outside the U.S. and would like to install the full featured U.S. version, scroll down the page and locate "United States", click it once:






and then click "Download Now" yellow button.





On the next page, once again click "Download Now"






Now save the file..

Internet Explorer:





Google Chrome:








Mozilla Firefox:






For easy to remember the download location, save it on your "Desktop". Wait for few seconds to complete the download. You can save it anywhere or to your default download folder, but don't forget the location so that you may not miss/loose the download. Google Chrome or Firefox will create a Download folder in the MyDocuments directory.

Now go to Desktop, locate the file "msgr10us" (or to the folder where it was downloaded)






(this name might be different, the downloaded version during this tips preparation is Yahoo! Messenger 10) and double-click the file and then "Run"





Once you click Run, another window will open up:





For faster installation and to make the least changes with my computer settings, I've deselected all the options (red circled) and then click "Next"





Now select "Yes, I accept the License Agreement terms andPrivacy Policy above, along with the Yahoo! Terms of Service at: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms"and click "Next"

Again click "Install"





Watch the screen while the installation is in progress and never click the "Cancel" button:






And finally after few minutes of waiting, you'll see ascreen like this:





Click the "Finish" button, your Yahoo! Messenger is successfully installed and will open up automatically.

This tutorial may not be important for many users, but mayalso be very helpful for many users as well.

Your comments are welcome.

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cant open my yahoo messenger


If you haven't rebooted your computer in a while you may want to. Or, if on Windows go to your task manager (right click on your task bar, and choose "task manager" and see if there is a YahooMessenger.exe running under the "Processes" tab. If so highlight the YahooMessenger.exe entry and choose end process. After the process is terminated try to run your Yahoo Messenger again.

If that doesn't work try uninstalling and reinstalling the software. You can do this from your Windows control panel in the Add/Remove Programs applet (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Vista and Windows 7)

then go to Yahoo.com and download their latest messenger.

If all else fails you can use the Yahoo Web messenger if you have an urgent need to be on immediately. To do this just go to http://webmessenger.yahoo.com/ and login from there.

Mar 08, 2011 | Yahoo Messenger

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I have just installed the yahoo messenger, downloaded from yahoo website. Its YM 10 then i download 11 but. After installation as i'm clicking on shortcut to start messenger, each time following error comes.


1. Reboot your computer. 2. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del on your keyboard. Thiswill bring up the Windows Security window. Click the "Task Manager"button and then click the "Task Manager" tab. 3. You will see a list offiles/applications. These are the applications running in the background onyour system, whether they show on your taskbar or not. Any one of theseapplications could be causing a conflict with the Yahoo! Messengerinstallation. 4. Click the top item on the list tohighlight it. Then hold the "Shift" key down and click the last itemon the list. This should highlight the whole list. 5.Click the "End Task" button. This will temporarily close allbackground applications on your system. 6. Click the "X" in the upperright corner to close the Task Manager window. 7. Install Yahoo! Messenger. You should notexperience the same issue that you had before. 8. After Yahoo! Messenger is installed,runregistry cleaner reginout also rebootyour system. All other background applications will return to their originalconfigurations.

Feb 24, 2011 | Yahoo Messenger

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when instal then messanger then messege on window, yahoo messenger unable 2 download file, need 4 installation plz creak firewall setting?


  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. Press Ctrl Alt Del on your keyboard. This will bring up the Windows Security window. Click the "Task Manager" button and then click the "Task Manager" tab.
  3. You will see a list of files/applications. These are the applications running in the background on your system, whether they show on your taskbar or not. Any one of these applications could be causing a conflict with the Yahoo! Messenger installation.
  4. Click the top item on the list to highlight it. Then hold the "Shift" key down and click the last item on the list. This should highlight the whole list.
  5. Click the "End Task" button. This will temporarily close all background applications on your system.
  6. Click the "X" in the upper right corner to close the Task Manager window.
  7. Install Yahoo! Messenger. You should not experience the same issue that you had before.
  8. After Yahoo! Messenger is installed, reboot your system. All other background applications will return to their original configurations.
download registry cleaner reg in out if the problem is not solved

Sep 13, 2010 | Yahoo Messenger

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how to install yahoo messanger


download from here

and install and enjoy

thanks

Aug 08, 2010 | Yahoo Messenger

1 Answer

problem with yahoo messenger


I also have the same problem.. i reformated my computer and now i downloaded yahoo messenger 9 and i got the problem

Jun 30, 2008 | Yahoo YHT-630 System

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