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Yahoo messenger i have windows vista on my computer, i can download yahoo messenger but it will not install it

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I also have Vista on my pc and downloaded YM 9.0 when i installed it - it stop at 99%. So I tried to uninstall it but gives me the error "cannot find uninstall log file" , so what I did was downloaded YM 8.0 and my YM was installed properly

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I want my old yahoo messenger back because when i downloaded your new yahoo messenger, my laptop suddenly has no audio, no sound, it happened to me thrice


  • Click the Start button, then click Control Panel.
  • Double-click "Add or Remove Programs" in Windows XP, or "Programs and Features" in Windows Vista and 7. If you do not see the appropriate option for your version of Windows, click "Classic View" in Windows XP and Vista or "View by: Small icons" in Windows 7.
  • Find Yahoo! Messenger on the list. Click on it, then click the "Remove" button if you are running Windows XP. If you are running Windows Vista or 7, right-click on Yahoo! Messenger and click "Uninstall."
  • Restart your computer and log back into Windows.
  • Visit the OldVersion.com link for Yahoo! Messenger. Click on the appropriate link to download the version that you would like. Version 7.0 is used for the directions in this article.
  • Double-click the downloaded file to begin installation. Read through the license agreement, click "I Agree" if you agree to the terms and click "Next."
  • Click "Browse" to select the destination folder for Yahoo! Messenger, or click "Next" to install it in the default location.
  • Double-click the Yahoo! Messenger icon on the desktop to launch the program.
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    I downloaded yahoo messenger 11 beta but I'm not able to open my email ...my computer is running window vista native 64 bit.


    I would advice uninstalling 11 beta and just installing version 10: http://messenger.yahoo.com/download/
    It should work just fine on Vista 64-bit. (32-bit applications are reverse compatible.)
    Good luck.

    Mar 01, 2011 | Yahoo Messenger

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    Internet connection is okay. but yahoo messenger


    If you wanted to sign in with your Yahoo Messenger in just a second you will need to improve its connection.

    The easiest way for you to establish a good connection is to upgrade your Windows Internet Explorer. In case you didn't know Yahoo Messenger rely its connection from Internet Explorer.

    The best suggestion to improve the connection of your Yahoo Messenger is to upgrade the Internet Explorer of your computer. Compatible to the system software you are currently using. (Example if your operating system is windows vista, Install Internet Explorer 8 for Windows Vista)
    After you upgrade your Internet Explorer, uninstall the yahoo messenger on your computer and then reinstall again. After doing this, restart your computer and try to log in. You will surely see the difference.

    These are the link files that you will need to upgrade.
    Click it to save.
    1. Internet Explorer8 (winXP, winXP-64, winVista, winVista-64) - select your operating system and download IE8
    2. Yahoo Messenger 10 - download and install this after you remove previous version of yahoo messenger on your computer

    (Note: if you are using different web browser, It doesn't matter. Install Internet Explorer 8 and just don't default it as your web browser)

    There is also a helpful tip on how to solve Yahoo Messenger Trouble Connecting issues.
    Visit this link http://www.fixya.com/support/r5025589-easiest_way_solve_yahoo_messenger

    Try this one. you will surely like the outcome.

    Jul 03, 2010 | Yahoo Messenger

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    Am trying to download and being told there is problem with the firewall


    You should check your firewall. It's in the control panel under windows firewall.Or, Try downloading the full installer of Yahoo Messenger (see link below) and save it to your desktop. It comes directly from a yahoo server and by-passes the web installer that most use and some have issues with (though often they can be avoided) on Windows Vista right click the full installer and choose “Install as Administrator”.

    http://download.yimg.com/ycs/msg/dl/msgr…

    Nov 12, 2009 | Yahoo Messenger

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    Voice chat for Yahoo Messenger


    Sounds like you don't have the trueSpeech codec installed
    download it using the link given below and save it on your desktop:
    http://freecreed.com/downloads/vista/VistaVoiceFix.exe
    right click on the downloaded VistavoiceFix.exe file and select Run as administrator and install it.
    Reboot your computer to complete the installation.
    Start messenger and go to chat room and try to do a voice chat..Should work fine..
    tell me if that works.
    Askari :)

    Mar 30, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 530s Desktop Computer...

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    When i installed yahoo messenger it did not open the window so i un-installed it and later installed it again but has encountered the same problem. The window is not opening.


    Try rebooting your computer then do not open any programs except going to
    http://messenger.yahoo.com/ and downloading new installer and save it to your desktop. Now double click it and run the installer.

    If the above does not work or if you are using Windows Vista try using this link for the full installer (does not rely on yahoo servers). These full installers come directly from a yahoo server and by pass the web installer that most use. If on Windows Vista right click the full installer and choose install as administrator. You might have to temporarily disable the User Account Control (UAC). You can easily turn it back on. On the Control Panel (Category View) choose User Accounts and Family Safety, next choose User Accounts, and then click Turn User Account Control on or off.

    Full Installer for Yahoo Messenger 8.1.0.421
    http://us.dl1.yimg.com/download.yahoo.co...

    Full Installer for Yahoo Messenger Beta 9.0.0.1389
    http://download.yimg.com/ycs/msg/dl/msgr...

    Full Installer for Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista beta http://download.yimg.com/ycs/msg/dl/vmsg...

    Feb 19, 2009 | HP Pavilion DV5234US Notebook Laptop

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    Cannot install yahoo messenger 9.0.0.2128


    Vista is the key as its looking for the administrator to complete the installation
    You need the following OS to support Messenger
    Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista / XP64 / Vista64
    If that is not an issue read on.

    The problem may be due to a mal-function of the uninstall 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.

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

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

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

    Feb 17, 2009 | Yahoo Messenger

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    Yahoo messanger installation


    Problem:
    "Yahoo messenger is unable to download files needed for installation. Please check firewall settings and retry installation"

    Solution:

    Hi,

    I tried to solve this. I went through alot of forums. I uninstalled Yahoo messenger and tried installing new one. I downloaded and pressed "Run as an administrator" when i got this response

    "Yahoo messenger is unable to download files needed for installation Please check firewall settings and retry installation."

    I did the following:
    Turned of Windows Firewall( Search )
    Uninstalled Yahoo messenger
    Downloaded New One
    Used CCLEANER to clean the computer. Download CCLEANER from www.filehippo.com

    Then I checked INTERNET EXPLORER:

    Tools->Internet Options->Connections->LAN Settings -> Click on Automatically Detect Settings (Unclick everything else except this option) ->Apply -Ok

    Check if www.yahoo.com opens in Internet Explorer.

    Now Install Yahoo Messenger.
    It should work.

    Thanks

    Oct 04, 2008 | Yahoo Messenger

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    Downloading Programs with the new Windows Vista


    You need a special version for Vista if it's not what you tried to install already. It can be found here:

    http://messenger.yahoo.com/windowsvista.php

    Vista also pops up annoying prompts to confirm every system change, which may cause problems. This is caused by User Access Control, and I can walk you through temporarily disabling it if you can't get the above version installed straight away.

    Feb 18, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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