My yahoo messenger kept on nagging me to download an update, so I did. But I had the presence of mind not to install it. However, it now nags me all the time to install the update. It’s getting really annoying. How do I revert back to the old version AND not receive any update notices in the future?
Yahoo Messenger can be quite a pain, huh? They want to give you their ads, their “Skype-killer” voice call feature, and a gazillion of other Yahoo-related “content-tabs” in an app that you simply minimize on your system tray. I never knew the day would come when I would actually favor Windows Live Messenger over it.
Now for the tricky part: Disabling software update notices.
- Uninstall your Yahoo Messenger. Yahoo’s uninstall doesn’t usually touch your profiles (where your archived messages are stored), but back it up just the same. Your profiles are typically located at C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\Profiles
- Make sure that you are not connected to the internet when you install Yahoo Messenger. If you’re dialup, just don’t dial in to your ISP.
If you’re on a network, you need to disconnect yourself from your network. You can do this by simply unplugging your network cable. You can also do this by going to Start > Settings > Network Connections. Under LAN, right click your network connection, and select disable.
- Install Yahoo Messenger (the old version)
- Go to the directory where you installed it (typically at C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger).
- Look for a file called yupdater.exe, & rename it (any new filename will do).
- Connect to your internet (undo the actions you did in step #1).
- Run Yahoo Messenger.
Hope this helps.