Anonymous asked in Yahoo ProductsYahoo MessengerNotices and Errors · 1 decade ago

what is the reason of yahoo messenger is unable to download files needed for installation. please check fwall?

yahoo messenger in unable to download files needed or installation.please check firewall settings and retry installation.what is a solution? of this messenger installation problem.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Try downloading the full installer of Yahoo Messenger (see link below) and save it to your desktop. It comes directly from a yahoo server and by-passes the web installer that most use. If on Windows Vista right click the full installer and choose “Install as Administrator”.

    Vista users if still unable to install it, after you download the installer, you might have to temporarily disable the User Account Control (UAC). You can easily turn it back on. On the Control Panel (Category View) choose User Accounts and Family Safety, next choose User Accounts, and then click Turn User Account Control on or off.

    Full Installer for Yahoo Messenger

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  • 1 decade ago

    You do not need to adjust firewall settings to download Messenger

    Sounds like you may have tried to download without clearing out your browser or failed to check the old Messenger folder was empty before uploading your new messenger.

    If you have "Speedbit video accelerator" on your computer, uninstall. (It has known conflicts with Yahoo.)

    When downloading/uploading close all other programs.

    I suggest you download and run ccleaner first before you proceed further. Run it through a couple of times - include "registry" from the left hand toolbar. Do not be alarmed at the amount of files you have to delete, especially if you do not clear it on a regular basis.

    Use this path to uninstall and remove the old messenger software.

    > Start > Computer > Local disk (C) > Program files > Yahoo > Messenger > UNWISE.

    UNWISE is the command that starts uninstall. Select the automatic option if prompted. If you have Vista make sure the old messenger folder is clear before moving on to download. If you have XP do not delete the Profile sub-folder. I run Messenger 9 with no problems although I read reports that its problematic That's because its not been installed cleanly. Yahoo tell us its the best version to operate behind a firewall and the version they are concentrating on to cure the sign in problems.

    Check in the Messenger folder after uninstalling to make sure no fragments of software remain that will create conflicts with the incoming software.( Except the Profile subfolder.) Delete fragments manually if required by right clicking on them and deleting

    Delete shortcut on desktop

    Download new freeware browser - mozilla firefox

    Restart computer

    Download the version of messenger you want using firefox

    When downloading from filehippo avoid the adverts and use the green arrows to start downloads

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  • 1 decade ago

    works better than the new yahoo too much crap to down load

    left click start go to ((control panel)) left click

    control panel

    this is your control panel views

    ((((num1))) if you have classic view left click programs and features left click to open>>>>left click yahoo to unistall


    (((num2))) if you have the Control Panel Home under

    program left click ((uninstall a program)) delete yahoo there

    { now go back to start left click ((( search ))) }

    { type in yahoo delete all yahoo files there }

    restart your pc

    go to

    get an older version 8.1 works the best

    after this go back to control panel

    delete(((( yahoo updates only))))) that way yahoo cant change anything on your pc

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