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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

Posted on Jun 27, 2008

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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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