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by joey247 / November 25, 2004 6:58 PM PST

I am trying to rid a few things off my PC. I use Add/Remove but when it tries to uninstall i get a pop-up saying install.log not installed.

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Re: INSTALL.LOG
by Kees Bakker / November 25, 2004 7:34 PM PST
In reply to: INSTALL.LOG

Joey,

Some uninstallers use a log of the install process to 'know' what they should uninstall. So they can't proceed if that file got lost somehow.

The usual solution is to reinstall the program, then immediately uninstall.

If that doesn't work the work-around is to delete the programs folder in Program Files, use regedit to do a manual clean of the registry, and maintain Start>Programs yourself. For 'simple' programs, this can work quite satisfactory. But don't try it with anti-virus or firewall or anything more complex than a 'simple' program!

Hope this helps.


Kees

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Re: INSTALL.LOG
by 1stcloudy / December 3, 2004 2:04 PM PST
In reply to: INSTALL.LOG

I am also trying to uninstall a program and get a window telling me it could not open the INSTALL.LOG file. The window is titled 'WISE UNINSTALL'. I am using XP home.

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Re: INSTALL.LOG
by Kees Bakker / December 3, 2004 7:27 PM PST
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Did you already try all my suggestions in the post above? If so, tell more.

Kees

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