Installing Vista - Need to Remove Alcohol 120%

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Help' started by Independence, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. Independence

    Independence Guest

    Trying to install Vista as an upgrate over WinXP Pro I was told in an error
    message thet Alcohol 120% (an ISO type utility program) had to be
    uninstalled, along with Nero6. OK did that, uninstalled OK accooording to
    Win XP.
    But the Vista installer still says I must uninstall Alcohol 120%.

    I have used regedit to remove every referencr in the registry that I can
    find to "Alcohol" but still the Vister installer says I have to remove
    Alcohol 120% before I can do an upgrade.

    I am trying out the Vista install on a cloned copy of my spare Win XP
    computer on a spare hard drive, to iron out the bugs, so it doen't matter a
    lot if something goes wrong.

    But this Alcohol 120% thing is driving me to DRINK, seriously, I have
    uninstalled it and remover every reference I can find, what can I do to get
    around it please.

    Any ideas welcomed thanks.
    Independence, Sep 4, 2008
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    bill lord Guest

    Install vista as a clean install it works much better that way. If you
    have a full copy or an OEM copy then put the disk in and use the
    instaler to format the partiton and then to install Vista. If you have
    an upgrade disk then you have to fiddle a little. Put the disk in and
    boot from it, choose to install windows and when it asks for a serial
    number do not put a serial in juts click next, after a warning it will
    proceed with the install and you can format and install. As soon as it
    is finished run the installer a second time from within windows but
    this time put the serial number in and it will run through the
    install, as soon as it gets back into windows you might be advised to
    delete the Windows1 ( the original install ) directory.
    Bill Lord
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    bill lord, Sep 4, 2008
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    Gazwad Guest

    On Thu, 4 Sep 2008 16:18:39 +1000 Independence
    the Farfetched Knacker Commissioning
    Endowment Forum member wrote in

    NEVER mix alcohol and working on your computer, you'll **** something up.


    Lunch was nice; Debilitated horse flies and tuna blain topping on top of
    braised marsupial spinal cord, served in a steaming mug brimming with
    fatty chunks of bacon and green bean with croutons of liver in ghoulish
    dung, a side of foetal domestic cat kidney and a stein of ratfish
    vaginal secretions.
    Gazwad, Sep 6, 2008
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    Gazwad Guest

    On Fri, 05 Sep 2008 08:35:33 -0500 Herman Klump the
    Stubbly Snotfuck Appeals Expansion Group member wrote in
    Please point out where the OP wrote "upgrade", you dumb ****.
    Just because you and numerous other luddite cunts haven't got the technical
    acuity to use something new it doesn't mean that nobody else should use it.


    Lunch was nice; Blemished bed bug stomach in marinated chef's pubic
    hairs and skunk rot vinegar con sinister dead animals, dished up in a
    chilled pail containing contaminated specks of dessicated fungus,
    cabbage and cashew in melted cheese, a side of fruit and a keg of
    amniotic fluid.
    Gazwad, Sep 6, 2008
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    whyface Guest

    applications like alcohol and daemon-tools create (and leave behind, i
    suppose) device drivers that allow them to emulate optical drives... dig
    around in your device manager for an entry like 'a423bus' or something
    similar. checking out the applications' support forums/google would
    probably reward you with the proper name of the driver in question.

    that's all i can think of outside of registry entries or maybe
    [un]installer stuffs.

    whyface, Sep 14, 2008
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