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Downloading Programs with the new Windows Vista

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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  • coyoteleigh Feb 19, 2008

    Thank you for your response. This is the special program I already tried to install. If you could walk me through temporarily disabling the User Access Control I would greatly appreicate it! Thank you again.

  • coyoteleigh Feb 25, 2008

    I tried that ( disabling the USer Account Control) and it still didnt work! It keeps saying....... that the download was unsuccessful......... and it may be due to other open applications or other unsuccessful downloads and tells me totry restarting my computer. I did this and there are no applications open or anything and it still wont work... Any other suggestions?

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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.

Posted on Feb 18, 2008

  • Robert Swanson
    Robert Swanson Feb 19, 2008

    To disable User Access Control, Goto Start > Control Panel > User Accounts > User Accounts and click "Turn User Account Control on or off". Uncheck the box on the next screen and hit okay - your pc will probably want to restart to make the setting effective.

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