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windows 8 cannot verify the digital signature

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    windows 8

    windows 8 cannot verify the digital signature


    Hello,

    I am using a new surface (Christmas gift) and trying to install windows messenger and i receive the following "windows cannot verify the digital signature"

    I tried looking for updates several times but comes back system is up to date.

    any suggestions?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    when you are speaking of windows messenger, can you be a little more clear? are you referring to live messenger? the default messenger (which should've already been installed)?

    note that the Surface RT device runs Windows RT which is the operating system for ARM processors. It cannot run Windows 8 software which runs on x86/x64 processors. The software you can use with the Surface RT is any application that's available in the Windows Store and the ones already installed on the device like Microsoft Office 2013.

    Since Windows RT cannot run x86/x64 software, you can't download Windows 8 software (or any older traditional Windows 7 or earlier software) through a web browser and install. You are restricted to Windows Store as well as some sideloading options.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    windows 8

    Oh My! I have been trying to install yahoo messenger


    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyvu View Post
    when you are speaking of windows messenger, can you be a little more clear? are you referring to live messenger? the default messenger (which should've already been installed)?

    note that the Surface RT device runs Windows RT which is the operating system for ARM processors. It cannot run Windows 8 software which runs on x86/x64 processors. The software you can use with the Surface RT is any application that's available in the Windows Store and the ones already installed on the device like Microsoft Office 2013.

    Since Windows RT cannot run x86/x64 software, you can't download Windows 8 software (or any older traditional Windows 7 or earlier software) through a web browser and install. You are restricted to Windows Store as well as some sideloading options.
    Oh My! I have miss spoken/typed, I have been trying to install yahoo messenger when I receive this error.
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  4. #4


    Redmond
    Posts : 651
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Given a Surface RT cannot run any desktop apps, and Yahoo Messenger is not a modern/store app, it won't work on your Surface RT, regardless. The error could be anything - it's not going to install, nor work. If you want an IM client that can also do Yahoo messenger, consider the IM+ app in the store instead (as only store apps work on Windows RT other than the preinstalled ones out of the box).
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