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Cannot upgrade to Messenger 9.0 in either VISTA or XP

I emailed Yahoo and followed detailed instructions, uninstalling my 8.1.0.425 to install the newly downloaded 9.0. Well, after going through all that trouble, when I installed the "new" version and checked what version it is it still says it is 8.1.0.425! Do you know what is wrong? Kathryn Vauthrin

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SOURCE: Yahoo Messenger will not load

it dosen't want to load up it says program not working.

Posted on Sep 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Yahoo Messanger Install Problem

I'VE GOT IT!

Whether you are using XP or Vista, go to System Restore, follow the instructions and you will be taken to a point in the past that you either a) didn't have a Messenger hang or b) before installed Messenger and then you can do it again.

It doesn't affect any documents.

I should have remembered this myself but one of the guys on a forum that I am a member of reminded me of this solution.

Go to it...it's cake.

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

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SOURCE: signing in problem with messenger: 81003005

error bb112 file corrupt, what i can do ?

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

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SOURCE: new messenger dowload failed at

have u tried uninstalling from control panel

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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SOURCE: yahoo messenger can't be started or uninstalled

I have This message when I wanted to open my yahoo messenger
Yahoo! messenger has stopped working

A problem caused the problem to stop working correctly. windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available

but I didn't get any solution. what should I do?.



Posted on Feb 10, 2009

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SOURCE: I can't install yahoo messenger 9

you can try install yahoo messenger by using offline setup.you can get it in this adress..http://www.technixupdate.com/download-yahoo-messenger-9-final-version-full-offline-installer/

Posted on Apr 11, 2009

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I have just installed the yahoo messenger, downloaded from yahoo website. Its YM 9. After installation as i'm clicking on shortcut to start messenger, each time following error...


Uninstall YM 9

Install Yahoo! Messenger 10 instead by this link:

http://rd.software.yahoo.com/msgr/10/msgr10us.exe


When prompted, save the .exe file to your desktop. Then double click the Yahoo! Messenger 10 file on your desktop to begin installation.

Please rate.

May 27, 2011 | Yahoo Messenger

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I got a yahoo msgr 10 downloaded recently but its not working...wen ever i click on the msgr icon the mouse pointer shows a loading symbol but the yahoo msgr never opens....how can i solve dis problem ?


Uninstall completely your yahoo messenger. after uninstall clean your registry for errors
or
1. simply Go to Start > Run and type “regedit” on the box

1. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Yahoo
2. Right click the Yahoo folder and DELETE Yahoo Folder
3. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > Software > Yahoo
4. Right click the Yahoo folder and DELETE Yahoo Folder

2. Reinstall the Yahoo Messenger.

Aug 27, 2010 | Yahoo Messenger

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I can't finish installing yahoo, error 0xc0150002 appears. What can I do? I'm using xp home basic. I had Yahoo 9 installed, uninstalled it and downloaded Yahoo 10, but when it was allmost installed,...


This behavior may occur if you install Windows XP Service Pack 1a (SP1a) on your computer, and do any of the following:
  • You upgrade your Windows XP Home-based computer to Windows XP Professional.
  • You reinstall Windows XP on your computer.
  • You perform a repair of Windows XP on your computer.
To resolve this behavior, after you upgrade your Windows XP Home-based computer to Windows XP Professional, or you perform a reinstall or repair of Windows XP, reinstall Windows XP SP1a on your computer.

After you reinstall the service pack, restart your computer.

try this and tell me incase if any issues

Apr 30, 2010 | Yahoo Messenger

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I can not install yahoo messenger 10


You need the following OS to support Messenger
Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista / XP64 / Vista64 / Windows7
If that is not an issue read on.

The problem is probably due to a mal-function of the uninstall software.The Yahoo Messenger uninstall software is notorious for leaving files and fragments behind creating conflicts with the incoming software
Close all programs when uninstalling / downloading and uploading.
If you tried to uninstall the old Yahoo Messenger program from the Control Panel and failed to back it up with a visit to the 'C' drive, you may have old software conflicting with the incoming software trying to share the same folder.
If you have Vista the whole Messenger folder should have been removed during the uninstall.
Check
Start > Computer >> Local drive (C) >> Program Files >> Yahoo >> Messenger. - The Messenger folder should have been deleted and not seen. If the Messenger folder is still visible - delete it.

If you have a pre-Vista OS, the Messenger folder remains, and inside, only one sub-folder should be seen. This is the 'Profile' folder and contains all the message history. All other software should have been deleted.

Manually delete any other folders and files before moving on

Download 'ccleaner' and run it through a couple of times,using the factory settings and the 'Run Cleaner' control until 0 bytes are seen to be cleaned following a scan
Run the 'Registry' from the left hand toolbar but 'Save' any changes before repairing

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

Re-start your computer and download Yahoo Messenger from here.

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

Jan 03, 2010 | Yahoo Messenger

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Y! messenger 9 cannot load.


Hi,
Click here and download revo unistaller.
Uninstall yahoo using revo unistaller. then restart your computer and reinstall yahoo.
Thanks, Mike

Aug 20, 2009 | Yahoo Messenger

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I need to get my contacts back


Your contacts list is stored online, you can change versions and contacts transfer.Not sure what you mean by disconnected ( from what? yahoo,messenger,) Do this,
Use info below to delete present version completely then if you want to try 9 again and are using Vista go here for help.
http://www.ymessengerblog.com/blog/2008/10/27/installing-90-on-windows-vista/

Messenger 9 for Vista users and XP users with 9, Mess 9 has many unsolved problems and missing features that messenger 8.1 or 8.0 has. Plus now the updated Windows Firewall will not let Messenger download correctly.And is causing 9 users to have problems now.. The only option that might help is going to the control panel and turning off the firewall to download and install then turning it back on.Then click on windows fire wall, Exceptions tab. make sure messenger is checked,if not listed then add it to the list.then click save.
.If the fire wall still causes problems,then revert back to 8.1 or 8.0 these and all versions of messenger can be found here; http://www.freecreed.com/ymsgr-archive.html
You need to remove version 9,or present version, 1st to get another version to work. To remove Messenger version Use Unwise located middle of page of Messenger Folder.Make sure Automatic is checked! then continue to uninstall..Or use control panel ,Vista-program features or XP-add/remove this is the 2nd best way. If you just delete the Yahoo file to remove messenger,you will also lose the shared file that contains things needed on other Yahoo sites. Your contacts are stored online But if you want to save your old messages archives,they are saved on your PC in the messenger file you are about to delete.Go here and copy them to a new folder
Start>my computer>c:drive>program files>yahoo>messenger>profiles>(your ID)>archive>messages

Dec 10, 2008 | Yahoo Messenger

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Use info below to delete present version completely then if you want to try 9 again and are using Vista go here for help.
http://www.ymessengerblog.com/blog/2008/10/27/installing-90-on-windows-vista/

Messenger 9 for Vista users and XP users with 9, Mess 9 has many unsolved problems and missing features that messenger 8.1 or 8.0 has. Plus now the updated Windows Firewall will not let Messenger download correctly.And is causing 9 users to have problems now.. The only option that might help is going to the control panel and turning off the firewall to download and install then turning it back on.Then click on windows fire wall, Exceptions tab. make sure messenger is checked,if not listed then add it to the list.then click save.
.If the fire wall still causes problems,then revert back to 8.1 or 8.0 these and all versions of messenger can be found here; http://www.freecreed.com/ymsgr-archive.html
You need to remove version 9,or present version, 1st to get another version to work. To remove Messenger version Use Unwise located middle of page of Messenger Folder.Make sure Automatic is checked! then continue to uninstall..Or use control panel ,Vista-program features or XP-add/remove this is the 2nd best way. If you just delete the Yahoo file to remove messenger,you will also lose the shared file that contains things needed on other Yahoo sites. Your contacts are stored online But if you want to save your old messages archives,they are saved on your PC in the messenger file you are about to delete.Go here and copy them to a new folder
Start>my computer>c:drive>program files>yahoo>messenger>profiles>(your ID)>archive>messages

The latest update for Flash Player to #10 Is causing things to not load,Can not log in,or Messenger just crashes upon opening..Use the link below for a download of Flash player # 9.0.124.0 . You have to remove the present flash player,add/remove programs in control panel,Reboot then download from here. http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.html
Here is the best help/fix it sites I have found so far for Messenger,chat,and Yahoo in general. http://www.helpbytes.co.uk/ This one for Vista http://www.vista4beginners.com/tips-and-tricks
many problems solved using this link http://www.freecreed.com/

Dec 09, 2008 | Yahoo Messenger

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Yahoo Messenger 9 Vista Installation Problems


Use info below to delete present version completely then if you want to try 9 again and are using Vista go here for help.
http://www.ymessengerblog.com/blog/2008/10/27/installing-90-on-windows-vista/

Messenger 9 for Vista users and XP users with 9, Mess 9 has many unsolved problems and missing features that messenger 8.1 or 8.0 has. Plus now the updated Windows Firewall will not let Messenger download correctly.And is causing 9 users to have problems now.. The only option that might help is going to the control panel and turning off the firewall to download and install then turning it back on.Then click on windows fire wall, Exceptions tab. make sure messenger is checked,if not listed then add it to the list.then click save.
.If the fire wall still causes problems,then revert back to 8.1 or 8.0 these and all versions of messenger can be found here; http://www.freecreed.com/ymsgr-archive.html
You need to remove version 9,or present version, 1st to get another version to work. To remove Messenger version Use Unwise located middle of page of Messenger Folder.Make sure Automatic is checked! then continue to uninstall..Or use control panel ,Vista-program features or XP-add/remove this is the 2nd best way. If you just delete the Yahoo file to remove messenger,you will also lose the shared file that contains things needed on other Yahoo sites. Your contacts are stored online But if you want to save your old messages archives,they are saved on your PC in the messenger file you are about to delete.Go here and copy them to a new folder
Start>my computer>c:drive>program files>yahoo>messenger>profiles>(your ID)>archive>messages
The latest update for Flash Player to #10 Is causing things to not load,Can not log in,or Messenger just crashes upon opening..Use the link below for a download of Flash player # 9.0.124.0 . You have to remove the present flash player,add/remove programs in control panel,Reboot then download from here. http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.html

Dec 09, 2008 | Yahoo Messenger

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Problem of yahoo messenger


Hi,

Do yourself a favor and get rid of messenger 9, Yahoo still does not have it working correctly!! Do the following >>

You need to uninstall messenger Completely so you can get rid of the corrupted file that is causing your problem and get a clean install.

When you uninstall not all of the yahoo messenger files are deleted from your Program Files, so if the problem you are having is caused by a corrupted file then the problem will still be there when you install it again.

So what you need to do is uninstall messenger then go to your Program files and delete the yahoo folder. This will get rid of all remaining files especially the corrupted ones.

To uninstall you need to click on the Start button(the one on your task bar) then go to Control Panel then to Add/Remove Programs, find yahoo messenger in the list and click on it then on uninstall.<< this is for XP

To uninstall in Vista click on start then Control Panel then on Uninstall a Program in the new window find yahoo messenger click it to uninstall it.

To find and delete the Yahoo folder click on the START button in your task bar then on My Computer then C: drive then Program Files then right click on the Yahoo folder and Delete it. It's a good idea to reboot your PC now to make sure it's all gone out of your system.


Go here instead of trying to get it from the Yahoo messenger site >> http://www.freecreed.com/ymsgr-archive.h...

I do recommend you get the 8.1.0.421 version as it is the most stable a bug free version of messenger !!

When you download it just save it to your desktop and then run the installer from there.

If you have XP just double click on it to start the install.


To install messenger on Vista you need to download messenger to your desktop. Then Right click on the installer and then click on "Run as Administrator" to get it to install correctly.


No, doing this will not make you lose your contacts and Yes if you do do this with out saving your archived files folder you will lose older messages.

If you'd like to save your archives, follow the instructions below to save them:

1. Click the "Start" menu and select "Run." If you do not see the Run command, then select Start > All Programs > Accessories > Run.
2. Type in "%ProgramFiles%\Yahoo!\Messenger\" and press Enter.
3. Right-click the "Profiles" folder and select "Copy."
4. Click the "Start" menu and select "Run" again.
5. Type in "%UserProfile%\Desktop\" and press Enter.
6. Click the "Edit" menu and select "Paste."

Once you've downloaded the new version of Yahoo! Messenger, you can paste the "Profiles" folder back to:

C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\


Hope my info solves your problem
Thanx for using fixya.

Oct 03, 2008 | Yahoo Messenger

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