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Unable to install yahoo messenger on me windows vista, error message gives me unable to download files needed for the installation of yahoo messenger check Firefox setting don't know what next to do please help. okocha

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  • vbeaman Feb 16, 2009

    unable to install yahoo messenger-any version.It always says its corrupted or incomplete.I want yahoo messenger 6,but it only goes so far & stops,not letting me download.

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2009

    yahoo massenger is unable to download files needed for installation

  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2009

    can't intall yahoo messenger

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I did solve the problem by downloading a lower version

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WHILE installing yahoo! Messenger I got an error message said a network error was encountered unable to download files neededr install. retry went no where turned off fire wall ...no joy


Hi Michael,
Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year. Sorry for being late to reply as I was busy with my family this weekend. Before suggesting you any solution I need to know a couple of things. Please reply asap.
1) Which Operating System are you using? (like windows XP, vista etc)2)From which website you are trying to download yahoo messenger?3)which internet browser are you using? (like IE,firefox etc)
Hoping to get a reply back soon.RegardsAvishek

Jan 01, 2012 | Yahoo Messenger

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I am unable to see the text messages entered by me in yahoo chat window the version yahoo 10 please help


SOMETIMES FILES GET CORRUPTED DURING A DOWNLOAD. GO TO CONTROL PANEL, ADD OR REMOVE PROGRAMS AND REMOVE YAHOO MESSENGER. REBOOT YOUR MACHINE. DOWNLOAD YAHOO MESSENGER FROM ANOTHER SITE AND INSTALL. THIS SHOULD FIX YOUR PROBLEM.

Feb 06, 2011 | Yahoo Messenger

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Yahoo! Messenger is unable to download files needed for install


yahoo!7 messenger is unable to download files needed for installation. Please

check firewall settings and retry installation.
I found the answer its so simple, The problem has nothing to do with firewalls.

Yahoo instant messenger (yim) needs internet explorer 7 or above version to

enable yim to operate properly with the current yim versions. If you have an

earlier version of IE (I was using IE 6 coz I always use firefox and did not

have windows update enabled coz I did not want my windows operating system to be

revealed as it was copied and theredore not legit) So I disabled windows update

and kept using firefox, but even if you never use internet explorer, yim still

needs internet explorer 7 to operate without these errors shown above. I tried

to fix it for weeks thinking it was fiewall or such, but it just needed IE 7 so

I downloaded it here:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-au/download/internet-explorer-7-details.aspx
and even tho it says its for a windows server it still worked on my windows

XP pro 64bit and now yim is working properly, allowing multiple copies of

contacts etc, no problems at all now. I also downloaded firefox version 35,

which helps yim too coz its yahoo preferred.

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/35.0/system-requirements/

Apr 02, 2010 | Yahoo Messenger

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Application error occuring to install or remove yahoo massenger?


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 after opting to 'repair' errors.
http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/

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

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

Failure to initialize error message persisting? try this download site
http://download.yimg.com/ycs/msg/dl/msgr10/us/ymsgr1000_525_us.exe

Jan 09, 2010 | Yahoo Messenger

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Unable to download files needed 4 installation


Go to Start>Control Panel > Add or remove programs remove all the things related yahoo ( Yahoo toolbar, Yahoo mail advisor, Yahoo installer, Yahoo browser plus etc.) Try download and install then....If still same try download offline installer http://download.yimg.com/ycs/msg/dl/msgr10/us/b4/msgr10us.exe
if still you are having difficulty download old version like Yahoo messenger 8 or Yahoo messenger 7
I think it will help you..Further result please let us know... Thanks for being with Fixya...Good Luck

Nov 10, 2009 | Yahoo Messenger

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Unable to Install Yahoo! Messenger Firewall Issue or What?


The problem is with the Yahoo uninstall software which fails to clear the old Messenger folder out and creates conflicts with the incoming new software - Your firewall doesn't know whats happening and hoists a red flag. If you had not started to uninstall I would have recommend you download revo and uninstall with that.
http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html
bear this in mind if you manage to install messenger but still have problems
You have to go into your C drive and delete the left behind software
Click ( > ) Start > Computer >> Local disk (C) >> Program files >>Yahoo >> Messenger - if you have Vista the folder should be empty - if you have pre- Vista the only sub-folder remaining should be 'Profile' ( The message Archive file) manually delete everything except 'Profile' by right clicking and deleting. When finished restart your computer and finish the install

Aug 07, 2009 | Yahoo Messenger

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Yahoo messenger error


download a latest copy yahoo messenger, sometime when your yahoo messenger become old it cant log you in download from here... this link is standalone installer of yahoo

Click here to Download


install yahoo messenger then log in again

Apr 09, 2009 | Yahoo Messenger

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Yahoo messenger


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

Nov 28, 2008 | 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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