Solved Uninstall partially installed Advent Calendar

December 9, 2013 at 06:16:22
Specs: Windows 7
Cannot proceed with installation until partial installation is deleted. How do I delete it? I made a mistake during installation, and was told that I have to uninstall the partial installation before I can install the Advent Calendar.

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#1
December 9, 2013 at 11:28:56
Windows makes a system restore point just before any program or update install, it probably is best to just restore to that system restore point just before the install, or the one before that (about once a week they are created also). While this might not remove all files and folders (they can manually be removed later is needed), the registry will behave as it did before the install so the installer should not see it as being installed at all and should just overwrite the 'older' versions of the files and folders that remain.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
December 9, 2013 at 14:51:21
Yes, System Restore usually goes well and does not touch your personal files.

Otherwise Revo Uninstaller free version should do it:
http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo...

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
December 9, 2013 at 22:17:58
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If the program is NOT listed in Control panel> programs and features then use the restore feature. If listed there, then use the uninstall option in programs.

If some time has elapsed since installing Advent and you don't want to lose any installed Windows updates, you can manually delete the folder under Program Files in Windows explorer and then run the registry module in Ccleaner Slim. The registry cleaner will remove any remnants that are stopping the second attempt at installing. I have found Ccleaner to be very safe to use.

I think this method may be a safer way than using Revo.

Get Ccleaner Slim from the link below.

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/bu...


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