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I am having trouble installing yahoo messenger for windows vista on my computer. I can download it all fine then click run.It downloads fine. Im just having trouble installing it. When it prompts me to install it goes through the whole process and at the end the computer wont install it and says that it was installed incorrectly. Ive tried turning off the UAC on my computer. And Ive tried saving it to my desktop and running it that way. Ive even tried to download straight from the yahoo site then install and it still wont work. Ive even turned off my firewalls the fire wall to my antivirus and the one that comes with the computer. Something must be wrong with the settings on my computer. Do you think you can help me figure out what I need to do to download yahoo messenger for vista?

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  • beccaleigh84 Jun 28, 2008

    That has nothing to do with what I asked.


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You may try Gizmo5 (compatible with yahoo messenger and lot more), excellent freeware

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    Thomas Lequenne Jun 28, 2008

    that's a messenger program like yahoo messenger, you will be able to chat with your yahoo messenger contacts like yahoo messenger, so if you don't want to try it, keep stuck !
    (did you run the yahoo messenger installer as Administrator : right click and then run as administrator?)


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I want to install yahoo messenger. i don't know

Hi,To install yahoo messenger,a step by step process:
  1. Click this link below,and wait for download to automatically start.[]
  2. Now as soon as the download gets over,double click the msgr11in.exe file,in the location you saved it.
  3. The installation wizard will guide you through the rest of the process.
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How to download and install Yahoo Messenger in Windows computer

Many people are having problem downloading and installingYahoo! Messenger. Actually this isn't a difficult task, but there are still many computer users who are not very familiar and having problem downloading thecorrect version. In this tutorial I would tell you how to download the Yahoo! Messenger U.S. Version (applicable to all latest versions).

Follow this link (Click Here), once the page isopened, you'll see several menus as shown below:


This "Download Now" button will help you download the default yahoo messenger version depending on where you are at the moment (your current Location/Country). If you are in the U.S. no problem, simply click the "Download Now" yellow button to start downloading, but if you are outside the U.S. and would like to install the full featured U.S. version, scroll down the page and locate "United States", click it once:


and then click "Download Now" yellow button.


On the next page, once again click "Download Now"


Now save the file..

Internet Explorer:


Google Chrome:


Mozilla Firefox:


For easy to remember the download location, save it on your "Desktop". Wait for few seconds to complete the download. You can save it anywhere or to your default download folder, but don't forget the location so that you may not miss/loose the download. Google Chrome or Firefox will create a Download folder in the MyDocuments directory.

Now go to Desktop, locate the file "msgr10us" (or to the folder where it was downloaded)


(this name might be different, the downloaded version during this tips preparation is Yahoo! Messenger 10) and double-click the file and then "Run"


Once you click Run, another window will open up:


For faster installation and to make the least changes with my computer settings, I've deselected all the options (red circled) and then click "Next"


Now select "Yes, I accept the License Agreement terms andPrivacy Policy above, along with the Yahoo! Terms of Service at:"and click "Next"

Again click "Install"


Watch the screen while the installation is in progress and never click the "Cancel" button:



And finally after few minutes of waiting, you'll see ascreen like this:


Click the "Finish" button, your Yahoo! Messenger is successfully installed and will open up automatically.

This tutorial may not be important for many users, but mayalso be very helpful for many users as well.

Your comments are welcome.

on Jan 12, 2011 | PC Desktops

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How to install computer yahoo messenger on desktop

Welcome to FixYa!

To install Yahoo Messenger, use your desktop to connect to the internet.
Download the Yahoo Messenger from this link

  • Click Download Now to begin downloading and installing Yahoo! Messenger 10.
  • When prompted, save the .exe file to your desktop. Then double click the Yahoo! Messenger 10 file on your desktop to begin installation.

Happy Installation!
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Voice chat for Yahoo Messenger

Sounds like you don't have the trueSpeech codec installed
download it using the link given below and save it on your desktop:
right click on the downloaded VistavoiceFix.exe file and select Run as administrator and install it.
Reboot your computer to complete the installation.
Start messenger and go to chat room and try to do a voice chat..Should work fine..
tell me if that works.
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Hi i just got a acer desktop with window vista . i am trying to use msn im messeraen but it want let me send

First, try restarting the computer, if this does not fix the problem then you can try re-installing messenger.

Go to control panel, under programs, click uninstall a program. Then find Windows Live messenger in the list(it may take a while to load). Click messenger, then click uninstall. You will need to go through the installer following the instructions.

Then you can download Windows Live Messenger again from the microsoft website. Click here for a link. You can download and install the program by following the on screen instructions. Make sure you read through and choose the right settings.

Then when you run messenger this should fix the problem. If it does not or you need more help, then let me know and i will do my best.

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Yahoo messenger 9.0

Hello gud day to don also a vista user and the time i've encoumtered the same problem i found out that it was an error came up with ur installatuion over the was caused by intermitent internt connection therefore uninstall the program yahoo messenger thru add/remove program then reinstall it..if still havnt solve the problem maybe the software itself is the a new copy of the installer over the internet...pls confirm if u already solved the problem..tanx

Sep 27, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Yahoo! has released some previews of its newly rebuilt Messenger application for Windows Vista. Yahoo! built this version of Messenger from the ground up, and uses pretty much all of features you are used to, but with a few little tricks. Features in the new Vista version include instant messages, voice, and video. Contacts from your Live Messenger can be added to Yahoo!, and you can see and interact with them as expected. Conversations can be organized with tabs through dragging and dropping. Of course there will be some added eye and ear candy with additional emoticons, sounds and interface customization. Yahoo! has a video preview of the Messenger application running in Vista, which you can check out here Pretty cool! Yahoo has been really going all out lately trying to steal back some market share, and I'm sure they will steal some with this rebuild. Good job Yahoo!

ITS NOT DOWNLODABLE From the Yahoo Site it will provide u a web installer for online installation.....

You can download it from link provided above & choose from the two version 9 Beta Or Vista Special Edi. ( But Remember Vista Spl Edi. Does'nt have Conference feature..

Hope This Helped you..
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Problem in audio for windows vista

This is a warning message due to improper sentting of your messanger and your net-protocol. Allthough even then you can make your voice-chat without any problem. So dun wrry just ignore the message.


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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:

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