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I have been trying to download yahoo messenger for weeks...

I have disabled my firewall and it sits on "updating system configuration, please wait" for hours. I have deleted the complete messenger from my computer numerous times and reinstalled it. I am very frustrated!! I have also completely shut off my virus protection and tried it. I have also tried different versions of messenger. At one point, it did install, just sat at 97%, another time at 99%. I really need this to work as it is my main communication with relatives and my boyfriend. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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  • shar7_98 Dec 25, 2008

    Thank you. Nothing worked. I just went to Meebo.com.. I have exhausted my options, did everything you said and everything I can think of. If you think of anything new, please email me at shar7_98@yahoo.com. Thanks again.

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This is from the Yahoo site. Hope it helps

Windows 2000/XP:

  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.


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Messenger 9 for Vista users and XP users with 9, With windows new update to their FireWall, Has so many glitches. Yahoo has given up and no longer trying to fix it. The updated Firewall will not let Messenger download correctly.And is causing 8.1 users to have major problems now. The only option is turning off the firewall to download and install then turning it back on.If fire wall still causes problems,then revert back to 8.0 or 7.5 these and all versions of messenger from 3 up to the 6th version of 9 can be found here; http://www.freecreed.com/ymsgr-archive.h... They will be releasing a new version 10 (untested) as usual!
You need to remove version 9 1st to get another version to work. To remove Messenger version Use Unwise located middle of page of Messenger Folder.. 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 Good Luck

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This can be cause by some virus or malware on your computer that wont allow the software to be installed and to work fine, i would suggest you run a good anti virus and anti malware like Malwarebytes to check and clean your computer....if it still failed you can install some third party meesnging software that you can use with your yahoo account like, Pidgin and trillian or just go to Meebo.com..

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Some of antivirus software also have its own firewall setting.. look on your manufacturer the procedure to disable it.

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