Cant unintsall previous build to install new build.

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Scott Bryen, Apr 25, 2006.

  1. Scott Bryen

    Scott Bryen Guest

    imhaving trouble unisntalling the last build as it wont show up in add/remove
    programs even if i do show updates. Also i must not i used ccleaner and by
    the looks of it i dont have the uninstall folder on c:\windows so i cnt
    maully run it from start > run.

    Is there any other possible ways of doing it e.g deleteing the reg keys?
    Scott Bryen, Apr 25, 2006
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  4. Scott Bryen

    PA Bear Guest

    Please read! =>

    1. First try uninstalling via Add/Remove Programs. (Make sure Show Updates
    box is checked.)

    If IE7 isn't found there, try the following, compiled by/courtesy of MVP
    Sandi Hardmeier:

    2. Run the commandline


    [%windir%\$NtUninstallie7bet2p$\spuninst\spuninst.exe (according to the
    dated Release Notes)]

    Replace %windir% (above) with the path to your Windows folder, most often
    'C:\Windows'. Make sure Show Hidden File and Folders is enabled via Control
    Panel > Folder Options.


    3. Go to the key

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer

    Right click on Internet Explorer > New String Value > Name that value
    InstalledByUser (the value of the new String should be your User Account
    name) > Uninstall IE7 via Add/Remove Programs.

    Some software (for example CCleaner) deletes uninstaller directories such as
    $NtUninstallie7bet2pmx$. If the $NtUninstallie7bet2pmx$ folder is empty, or
    has been deleted completely, whether by third party software or manually to
    preserve disk space, you will *not* be able to remove the Beta 2 Preview via
    Add/Remove Programs or the commandline. If running System Restore does not
    resolve the situation for you, then your only choice is to stay with the
    Preview, or format your PC and install Windows anew. You will not be able
    to install any future builds of IE7 while Beta 2 Preview is installed, nor
    will you be able to run a Repair Install of XP.
    PA Bear, Apr 26, 2006
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