How Do I Reinstall Old Version Of Yahoo Messenger?
Are you having problems with your current Yahoo Messenger? Perhaps you upgraded to a new operating system, only to discover that it does not support the latest version of Yahoo Messenger. Or perhaps you just feel like going back to an older version of Yahoo Messenger. It is actually quite easy to reinstall an old version of Yahoo Messenger in your desktop or laptop. But of course, you need to figure out first which version of Yahoo Messenger is running on your computer. You can easily do this by running your Yahoo Messenger program and then go to Help, and just click About Yahoo Messenger. The current version will readily display in a popup window, and right now Yahoo Messenger is on version 10.
To perform this simple project, you will need:
- stable Internet connection
- basic computer knowledge
- patience, a plus
- Now that you identified your current version of Yahoo Messenger, it is time to find the older version that you want to reinstall. You can just search for the previous version of Yahoo Messenger online and you will be surprised on how many available versions are out there for this particular program. You may now download the older version of Yahoo Messenger that you're accustomed to using in the past and save it in your favorite folder.
- Before you reinstall your old version of Yahoo Messenger, make sure that you remove or uninstall the current version that you have on your computer. Delete it by using the Add/Remove Programs tool in your Control Panel. This is important because installing an old version over an existing, more up-to-date program will cause problems. Either the old Yahoo Messenger will corrupt the existing version or it will not be installed at all. Remember, doing a clean install is always the safest way to add an application to your computer.
- After getting rid of your current Yahoo Messenger, you can now reinstall the old version that you downloaded and saved earlier. All you have to do is locate the program and run the setup.exe file to begin the installation. Since it is an old version of Yahoo Messenger, it will install and load a lot faster because it will be smaller in size. You are now free to enjoy your favorite version of Yahoo Messenger once again!