Question about Yahoo Messenger
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.
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
If you have Vista you may be denied being able to delete folders - in this case you will have to disable the 'User Account Control'
Start > Control Panel (Home) > User Accounts and Family Safety > Add or remove user accounts > Continue > Go to the main User Account Page > Turn User Account Control On or Off > Continue > Uncheck control box > OK
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.Never make changes to your Registry without saving the information.
Re-start your computer
Download Yahoo Messenger from here.
Posted on Jun 07, 2010
You can disable your firewall setting when its hard trying to download Yahoo Messenger.
How to do that? Try this:
1. On your windows, click Start.
2. Click Control Panel
3. Double click Windows Firewall
4.On the General tab, select OFF(not recommended) and click OK
That's it! Your firewall setting is disabled and you can download yahoo messenger without being stopped by a message error.
If you have successfully download Yahoo messenger by disabling windows firewall and still cannot sign-in, you will be needing some tips on how to solve connection issues for Yahoo Messenger. Check this helpful tips http://www.fixya.com/support/r5025589-easiest_way_solve_yahoo_messenger
Please comeback and give me some ratings if this one help you.
Thank You for using Fixya!
Posted on Jun 06, 2010
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
if you are using windows firewall go to the exception tab of firewall and tick ym installer then you can downlod your IM
Posted on Jun 17, 2009
if your computer is has been with you for long time, its time to reformat it because it is one of the reason that you cant download ym. theres a virus that hack your pc
Posted on May 04, 2010
SOURCE: I can't installing YM 11,
May I know what Operating System you are using??
Usually what you need to do is go to
Control Panel >> System and Security >> Under Windows Firewall >> Allow a program through windows firewall / allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall >> There you can change the program setting (the ones with checkboxes)
Find yahoo messenger and make sure you allow it on your network (private or public).
That is how you do in Windows 7.
Posted on Jun 13, 2011
Tips for a great answer:
Jun 13, 2011 | Yahoo Messenger
May 24, 2010 | Yahoo Messenger
May 04, 2010 | Yahoo Messenger
Oct 13, 2009 | Yahoo Messenger
Jul 19, 2009 | Yahoo Messenger
Jul 18, 2009 | Yahoo Messenger
Jul 15, 2009 | Intel Computers & Internet
Jun 16, 2009 | Yahoo Messenger
Jun 07, 2009 | Computers & Internet
Jun 01, 2009 | Yahoo Messenger
326 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: