Reinstalling Yahoo Messenger
Tuesday, 18 November 2003
By now you should have [Removed
Yahoo Messenger] and rebooted your computer.. if not, don't forget to do it..
let your computer
fully load to your desktop, then head to your system
tray (bottom r/hand corner or your screen) the graphic to the right
is only an example, your icons will of course be differnet depending on your system
and what you have running at the time :-) Right click
each of the icons you have available... and
select shutdown/close, it will depend on what
you have running as to which option you will get. Leave the Clock :-)
give your computer the three finger salute..
that being hit Ctrl + Alt + Del on your keyboard. This will give you the
Close Programs window..
All we want running is Explorer (your operating
system) and Systray (taskbar manager) so use
the following methods to close the additional programs running in the background...
Click on the listing you want to close (it
will highlight blue) then select End Task..
now hit Ctrl + Alt + Del again, select
the next item from the list hit End Task
etc etc... do this for each task running until all you
have left is Explorer and Systray. You may have to 3 finger salute
some of the listings a few times before they decide they're really not wanted
but dont worry.. this is ok, your not doing anything wrong, keep persisting :-)
During this process you may get a dialog box stating the a particular program
is not responding but this ok too.. just hit the End Task button on that dialog
you have only Explorer and Systray on the
list then click Cancel.. this will take you back to the desktop and you can start
to install Yahoo Messenger if you already have the main exe file (ymsgrie) downloaded
onto your computer or you can connect to the internet and make your way to Yahoo's
and start the download process again.
Need I say at this point don't go lauching Yahoo Java Messenger (the lite version)
to have a quick gas bag to your friends or go downloading your mail.. remember
you're system is really quite vulnerable as you have no antivirus or firewalls
You should find
yourself at... [http://messenger.yahoo.com]
to the left of their page is the Quick Download Menu,
from that list select your operating system..
hopefully windows if your on our site ;-)
Click the link
and you'll be taken through to the download page where you'll start the download
of yahoo!_messenger_install.exe (for version
5001038 its at 190kb download) if you zip right the end of progress bar chances
are you already have this file installed.. remember it downloads to c:windowstemp
and unless you manually delete or run a program that empties this folder it will
still be in there from last time. If you suffer from install problems you should
have already deleted this file so that you get a fresh copy.
screen is next..
it reminds you that you MUST close all versions of yahoo
messenger that are running but if you're following these steps it shouldn't be
running should it ;-)
hit next and the Yahoo Suite Installer will
the next dialog
box is Install Options.. you can either
choose Install Yahoo Messenger only or Yahoo
Messenger plus the Yahoo Experience.. up to you :-) Make your selection
and hit Next, accept
the agreement.. after reading it ;-) you'll then see the Ready
to Install screen telling you the estimated download times..
hit next and the download of the main exe file ymsgrie.exe
(version 2001038 is a 2563kb download) begins...
should appear.. Yahoo Installer and Installing..
now at this point you should go make a coffee, check the air in your tyres, see
if you still have children.. whatever.. just dont touch
your computer.. let the install process run through. Once completed
Yahoo Installater will disapear and the installing
window will quickly run through the list of files being installed..
let it do it's job :-)
You'll see a
message "updating system configuration please wait"
then a dialog box called Installation Results
have a quick looksee to make sure all went aok...
then head to the
bottom left hand corner of the box and uncheck Launch
Yahoo! Messenger then reboot your computer.. at this point crossing
your fingers doesn't hurt ;-)
When your computer reboots connect to the internet and launch Yahoo! Messenger
Last Updated ( Friday, 02 January 2004 )