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This is off topic - however, I badly need to solve this problem.

A program has been installed in Program Files of an W98 machine.
Subsequently the program was removed from Program Files, not in the proper
way though, it was just deleted.

Trying to install a new version of the program, a message is returned to the
effect that the program already exists, which it does not.

Trying to remove the program with the the proper installer files in the
drive, a message is returned to the effect that the version is wrong (the
installer files do indeed refer to an upgraded version of the program).

Reinstalling W98 operating system didn't solve the problem. Nowhere in the
registry can I find any reference to the socalled installed program (which
isn't there any more).

I have regfix on file on the machine, but I don't know what it's parameters
should be and if it would solve the prblem. MSDN doesn't list regfix either.

How can this be overcome? Please help.
Apologies for being off topic.
Adrian.


Nov 16 '05 #1
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Hi Adrian,

This is very off topic!

Maybe the program put some shared files somewhere and locating those
thinks it is already installed, or residues are still in the registry, but
under some unlogical name ...

You might want to try a better suited group like one of the
microsoft.public.windows*
PS, do not answer to this post, but try the windows groups.

--
Happy Coding!
Morten Wennevik [C# MVP]
Nov 16 '05 #2

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"Morten Wennevik" <Mo************@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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Hi Adrian,

This is very off topic!


Yes, as I said so myself.
I have taken your advice and posted to a w98 ng.

Thanks,
Adrina.
Nov 16 '05 #3

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"Adrian" <xx*@xxx.xx> wrote in message
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This is off topic - however, I badly need to solve this problem.

A program has been installed in Program Files of an W98 machine.
Subsequently the program was removed from Program Files, not in the proper
way though, it was just deleted.

Trying to install a new version of the program, a message is returned to the effect that the program already exists, which it does not.

Trying to remove the program with the the proper installer files in the
drive, a message is returned to the effect that the version is wrong (the
installer files do indeed refer to an upgraded version of the program).

Reinstalling W98 operating system didn't solve the problem. Nowhere in the
registry can I find any reference to the socalled installed program (which
isn't there any more).

I have regfix on file on the machine, but I don't know what it's parameters should be and if it would solve the prblem. MSDN doesn't list regfix either.
How can this be overcome? Please help.
Apologies for being off topic.
Adrian.


Try regclean http://www.createwindow.com/wininfo/regclean.htm

/Fredrik

Nov 16 '05 #4

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"Adrian" <xx*@xxx.xx> wrote in message
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This is off topic - however, I badly need to solve this problem.

A program has been installed in Program Files of an W98 machine.
Subsequently the program was removed from Program Files, not in the proper way though, it was just deleted.

Trying to install a new version of the program, a message is returned to

the
effect that the program already exists, which it does not.

Trying to remove the program with the the proper installer files in the
drive, a message is returned to the effect that the version is wrong (the installer files do indeed refer to an upgraded version of the program).

Reinstalling W98 operating system didn't solve the problem. Nowhere in the registry can I find any reference to the socalled installed program (which isn't there any more).

I have regfix on file on the machine, but I don't know what it's

parameters
should be and if it would solve the prblem. MSDN doesn't list regfix

either.

How can this be overcome? Please help.
Apologies for being off topic.
Adrian.


Try regclean http://www.createwindow.com/wininfo/regclean.htm

/Fredrik

Yes, I found it through Google, the free download didn't do the trick.
It seems I'm stuck with the problem. There might just not be an answer.

Thank you anyway.
Adrian.
Nov 16 '05 #5

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