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Installing google talk on vista

by domenicofavotto / March 10, 2008 3:48 PM PDT

can you please help me because i cannot get google talk to install on windows vista.
upon launching google talk setup, i just get the following error:

"The new version of Google Talk cannot be installed because you are running an older version of Google Talk that is not compatible with Windows Vista. Please uninstall Google Talk as Administrator to remove the incompatible version and re-install Google Talk from"

The error window title is "Google Talk Setup".

I have previously installed Google Talk on my windows vista machine.

Any help will be appreciated.

I am running Windows Vista Home Premium.


OS: Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit build 6000
CPU: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.40GHz
Memory (RAM): 768 MB
Windows experience index rating: 2.6 Windows Experience Index

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(NT) So why not uninstall the old version?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 11, 2008 1:10 AM PDT
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(NT) i have already removed the old version from my computer
by domenicofavotto / March 11, 2008 7:06 PM PDT
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Let's see what we find on manually removals.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 12, 2008 1:31 AM PDT
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don't work administrator
by domenicofavotto / March 13, 2008 8:04 PM PDT

i tryed running the install as administrator but i got the same error

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Then you are stuck with the old crusty...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 14, 2008 1:40 AM PDT

Manual removal methods. That is, delete the files that it installed and hunt through the registry for remnants to be deleted by you.

I didn't find any other method or a step by step so we're back to 1995 methods.

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by domenicofavotto / March 14, 2008 9:51 AM PDT

ok. i will look through my system for any google talk files on my vista and remove them. same with the registry. if i still cannot install google talk after removing files i will post back for help.

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problem solved.
by domenicofavotto / March 14, 2008 11:11 AM PDT
In reply to: ok

my problem with installing google talk is now solved.
i had google talk on my xp partition (i have a dual-boot xp/vista system) so i used the uninstaller as administrator from xp google talk and then installed google talk on vista and it works fine now.thanks

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new Google talk install error.
by praveencusat / August 17, 2008 3:04 AM PDT
In reply to: problem solved.

It is very boring work to search through registry. Does any registry cleaning software help?
I hate Vista for not showing the proper solution or proper error message. If anyone got a solution pls reply

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Just use Pidgin
by Jimmy Greystone / August 17, 2008 4:34 AM PDT

Just use Pidgin, or its offshoot Carrier. They work fine on Vista, I'm using it right now on Vista x64. They're a tad on the ugly side, but you'd be hard pressed to find a more capable multi-protocol IM program. Trillian is the only real competition out there, which is another option, though the 3.1 version didn't work so well for me on Vista x64... Can't really say for certain how well it reacts on the 32-bit Vista.

In any case, all three are free, or have a free version. And on top of working just fine with Google's Jabber based GTalk, they work with AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo, IRC, and a bunch of other IM protocols you've probably never even heard of.

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