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bbc iplayer desktop won't install?

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    as they've changed download manager to iplayer desktop recently, i'm trying to get the new version (i hate watching straight from the website as it freezes every couple of seconds). i've got adobe AIR, and i'm stuck on the

    "Upgrade to BBC iPlayer Desktop

    We detected that you are currently using BBC iPlayer Download Manager. This service has now been replaced by the new BBC iPlayer Desktop. You will still be able to enjoy your favourite BBC television programmes offline for up to thirty days."

    screen with the grey loading bar at the bottom. it's been there for atleast 15 mins and nothing's happening. i've just deleted the download manager off my comp and this doesn't work either. anyone else getting this problem? anything i can do?? thanks!
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    You can't just delete it? What exactly did you delete? The shortcut? The program folder?

    You must uninstall to properly get rid of a program.
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    yeah sorry that's what i meant. anyway i've figured it out now, watching charlie brooker as we speak, hmm
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    I am having the same problem. I've downloaded air and am now trying to uninstall the download manager. I've followed the instructions on the screen but when I go to the contol panel and click on download manager 'uninstall/change' doesn't come up. Any tips on uninstalling download manager? I would be grateful, as I also am fed up of watching programmes which stop every few seconds
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    (Original post by gaby44)
    I am having the same problem. I've downloaded air and am now trying to uninstall the download manager. I've followed the instructions on the screen but when I go to the contol panel and click on download manager 'uninstall/change' doesn't come up. Any tips on uninstalling download manager? I would be grateful, as I also am fed up of watching programmes which stop every few seconds
    you don't need to uninstall download manager i don't think, you can still get the iplayer desktop. which screen does it go to when you're downloading the desktop version?
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    I cannot download the new bbc iplayer desktop. Any suggestions please?
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    I've no idea why iplayer desktop won't work on my computer. Windows 7... nothing happens, downloading it says it's installing, then nothing pops up. Try and download something to iplayer desktop and then nothing happens. *shrug*

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