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Help? Deleting app in Win registry

By xanch ·
I'm trying to install a win2K upgrade program for my printer w/c was originally win98. Message says cannot install since previous version already exists. I uninstalled the previous version and tried the installation. It still is finding the previousversion somewhere(registry?). Does removing the entry in the win registry clear the system of references to the previous version? Help?

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by Cail In reply to Help? Deleting app in Win ...

yes, just make sure you delete every single registry entry for that specific install you are doing.

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by xanch In reply to Help? Deleting app in Win ...

Ok. I was hoping to hear how and where do we do this in the win registry. Anybody have a clue? Thanks.

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by timp999 In reply to Help? Deleting app in Win ...

While logged in as admin:

Start
Run
In the command line box type:(without quotes) "ntregedit"

First, Back up the registry! You'll be glad you did if you have problems. in the file menu of regedit, choose "Export Registry" and put it on a safe floppy somewhere, in case you cannot start the machine when finished. Make sure you have a boot disk handy as well.

Next, go to the edit menu, select find, and type the name of the software you want to kill.

It will then search the registry for keys containing the string you entered. When you get one, delete it, and press F3 to look for the next key. Repeat until string is no longer found.

That should do it. If not, try to see if you can find some derivatives of the original string that you may have missed.

Good luck!
Tim

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