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Yahoo Instant Messaging problems since I tried to download 9.0

I am NOT computer literate first of all and am lucky I can send an email and Instant Messaging someone.

I tried to install the 9.0 Yahoo IM and now keep receiving the same message about the application configuration. I don't understand that. I have tried to restore system many times and it won't restore to another date. I have also tried to turn the computer all the way off and turn the electrical part off, also. Same thing, I keep getting that same message about the application configuration and I am not able to get on my old yahoo IM site any longer. What am I doing wrong and how can I reinstall the old IM system that worked well for me but now can't even get to that point?

What do I need to do and please be specific, since I honestly do not understand the computer and technical terms. Lets just say I am on the other half of the century mark of my life and computers are new to me.

Thanks for any help you may have for me.

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    John Aman May 11, 2010

    What is the exact wording of the configuration problem message?



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You need to uninstall the yahoo 9.0 so you can install a lower version.
to do that take you mouse pointer to the start up menu and click on it
go to control panel on the menu and click
look carefully you will find on the menu program features click on it
go to yahoo 9.0 on the list and right click
then the program will start uninstalling

i will recommend a site where you can get the old version of yahoo messenger.
go to and look for yahoo 8.0
click on it and start downloading. i hope this helps

Posted on Sep 21, 2009


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