Can't uninstall beta 2 to download/install beta 3

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by malarkey, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. malarkey

    malarkey Guest

    Per the MS beta 3 checklist, I must remove beta 2 before downloading and
    installing beta 3. Unfortunately, I can't remove beta 2 even though I'm
    using the same admin login I used to download and install it.

    Here's the text of the error message I'm getting: "Windows Internet
    Explorer 7 Beta 2 cannot be uninstalled from this user account. Please log
    on to the same user account from which it was installed and try again."
    malarkey, Jul 10, 2006
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  2. malarkey

    Don Varnau Guest

    Don Varnau, Jul 10, 2006
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  3. malarkey

    malarkey Guest

    Thanks Don. I had to click on the IE folder to generate a new key, and
    there are several others already there. Hope that's what's expected.

    malarkey, Jul 11, 2006
  4. Go to Start | Run and type
    and press <Enter>
    Navigate to the key
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer
    Click on Internet Explorer.
    Right click in the right pane and select New String Value .
    Name that value
    Right click the new value and choose Modify and give it your User Account
    Now try to Uninstall IE7 via Add or Remove Programs.
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE, Jul 11, 2006
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