I just bought my computer yesterday. It has Windows Vista on it. I tried dowmloading Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista on it and it keeps saying: Yahoo Messenger for Vista did not correctly install. This many have been due to other open applications or incomplete installs. Then it tells me to restart my computer and try again. I have not tried to download anything, let a lone Yahoo Messenger. This is the first thing I have tried to do. Can you tell me why it wont allow me to downlaod Yahoo Messenger? Please and Thank You!
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Re: 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:
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.
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Double-click "Add or Remove Programs" in WindowsXP, 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.
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”.
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 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. AS 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.
Download 'ccleaner' and run it through a couple of times.
Re-start your computer and download Yahoo Messenger from here.
Also, you may have a software problem Close all programs when uninstalling, downloading and uploading. After uninstalling from the Control Panel back this up with a visit to your 'C' drive to ensure the 'Messenger' program is fully deleted. Start > Computer >> Local disk (C) >> Programs files >> Yahoo >> Messenger. With Vista, the Messenger folder should be fully deleted, all too often software gets left behind creating conflicts.If it is still visible, delete it manually before moving on. Download ccleaner and run it through until your browser is clean.
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.