I'm helping my friend reformat a new machine currently. When I've finished the OS installation, there are something bugs me out. Due the slow internet connection at my home, I'm having trouble to install Yahoo! Messenger and Windows Live Messenger using their Web installer. I can still remember that there are standalone/offline installer available for these. After few minutes on Googling, finally I have find out the tricks.
The direct link for Yahoo! Messenger 10 offline/standalone installer is available at: http://download.yimg.com/ycs/msg/dl/msgr10/us/ymsgr1000_1102_us.exe
In case the link is no longer works, you can download it from RapidShare at: http://rapidshare.com/files/318339768/ymsgr1000_1102_us.exe
The direct link for Windows Live Messenger 2009 v14.0.8089.726 is
Actually you can get the direct link for Windows Live Messenger using below tricks.
Open your browser and go to http://download.live.com/
Wait for the download windows, and cancel the download.
- Click "Try again" and the downlolad for offline/standalone installer will start shortly.