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Old 08-07-2007
Gil Baron
 

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Force Install/Uninstall
I have a program that was installed by Install Shield. It has
disappeared form the Programs list on Add Remove. I tried to reinstall
but I get a message that an Old Version is there and I MUST remove it from Add Remove Programs :-0
YES a catch 22. I can't remove it because it is not there and yet I have to remove it to install a new version.
The program writes told me to search for a particular phrase in the
registry and delete all those keys. What a PAIN. I did it but I still
can't install. Obviously something that Installer checks is still
there but I have to the faintest idea. I cannot even install a newer
version of the program. Is there any way to force this to happen?



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Old 04-23-2008
AmitKulkarni
 

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Re: Force Install/Uninstall

Alas, you and I are in the same boat.

I have a program which is seen in the Programs and Features list, but
when I try to Uninstall it, it asks me the path to the installation msi.
If I give that, it tell me that the feature is no longer available. So I
cannot uninstall this program in any way.

BTW, I wish to install a later version, but that won't install unless I
remove the older version.

If anyone is listening and has a fix/workaround, please let us know.

The last thing that I wish to do is clean reformat


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Old 04-23-2008
Mick Murphy
 

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Re: Force Install/Uninstall
Try to reinstall the old Program.
With a lot of programs, once it recognises that it is already there, it
might give you the "repair, install, update, uninstall" options

Failing that, go to the C: drive>program files(click to show hidden
folders)>right-click >Delete.
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"AmitKulkarni" wrote:

>
> Alas, you and I are in the same boat.
>
> I have a program which is seen in the Programs and Features list, but
> when I try to Uninstall it, it asks me the path to the installation msi.
> If I give that, it tell me that the feature is no longer available. So I
> cannot uninstall this program in any way.
>
> BTW, I wish to install a later version, but that won't install unless I
> remove the older version.
>
> If anyone is listening and has a fix/workaround, please let us know.
>
> The last thing that I wish to do is clean reformat
>
>
> --
> AmitKulkarni
>

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