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Application configuration is incorrect error

After installing the recent version of yahoo messenger, when trying to access it gives error as : This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem. I tried reinstalling, but the error still persists. I am using Windows XP.

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Uninstall previous YM than when you install again change the name of the destination directory ( ex: C:Program FilesYahoo2 ) ...it works for me.
First reinstall Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable from here:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=32bc1bee-a3f9-4c13-9c99-220b62a191ee&displaylang=en

Posted on Jul 05, 2010

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SOURCE: "C:\PROGRAM 1\Yahoo\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe The application has failed

Hello!!!

You can reinstall it easily by following below Steps :

1. Download this installer : http://www.filehippo.com/download_yahoo_messenger/download/120679041d997dc3e015bd0898f8041d/

2. Run the Setup and Install it.

3. Start Yahoo messenger from Desktop.

4. Enjoy..!!!

Hope this Helps..!!!

Posted on Jul 08, 2011

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Uninstall previous YM than when you install again change the name of the destination directory ( ex: C:Program FilesYahoo2 ) ...it works for me.
First reinstall Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable from here:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=32bc1bee-a3f9-4c13-9c99-220b62a191ee&displaylang=en

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