Installation in progress forever


I'm trying to install Adobe After Effects CS5.5. The installation always fail no matter what because there is an installation in progress. I already restarted my pc. Check out my task manager if there is anything that looks like an installation in progress (no application in progress, only a lot in background). I also went into my key register to delete some key that could cause problem. I uninstall a bunch of program that i recently install and a lot of them wouldn't uninstall because there is already something installing. I checked my windows update, no update at the time. I created a new user and tried to install things and still no success...

I'm running a recent pc, with almost nothing on it but a bunch a software for school, games and basic software you need on any pc. It's on Windows 10.

Last thing i tried is to uninstall AVG AntiVirus, but I can't. There was an error that is probably related to that. I also precedently uninstall Adobe Acrobat Reader with the Adobe Cleaner because I couldn't uninstall it with the control panel.

I'm running out of solution here, and I want to make a video with a green screen ASAP, but that problem is affecting a lot of things on my pc it seems so please help me fix it.

Thanks a lot if you can find out what is going on

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Why not try "refresh" Windows 10.


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I don't understand what is refreshing windows

What do you mean by refreshing windows 10?

I saw on a site that you can boot windows into a minimal mode where it's impossible that an installation still run in background, but i couldn't understand how to do it. Are you talking about that?

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Will reinstall windows without losing your data. I think you're talking about "safe mode" which will launch windows without background processes running. Google how to do that on your machine.

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Why would i uninstall everything?

You're asking me to delete everything on my pc...

I don't care about the files, they're all in my external drive. I don't want to uninstall everything and then reinstall everything that I had before, that will bring me to the same point I am now.

I'm searching for a solution to the error exit code 7 when installing CS5.5 After Effects that I didn't try.


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Refresh has options.
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whoa, my mistake Bob!


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Nothing like a picture to say it all.

There are folk at Microsoft that for a price (suitcase of green?) will do surgery on an ailing Windows to save an app that is installed but it took me 5 minutes to reinstall a big app here (Visual Studio 200Cool so for me it's not any loss.

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I'm still messing with Win 10.

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Like I already said...

Keep my files but removes apps...I don't want that sorry, bunch of stuff in my custom pc that was install with CD when i got it and I need most software for school now. It took me one day to install everything when I first got it.

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Error code.
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I'm trying...

Yes I already read this page and I tried solution 2,3,4 and 7. I don't quite understand the others and how to do it. Here is the log of the error:

Exit Code: 7
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- 0 fatal error(s), 57 error(s), 54 warning(s)

----------- Payload: {08D2E121-7F6A-43EB-97FD-629B44903403} Microsoft_VC90_CRT_x86 -----------

ERROR: Install MSI payload failed with error: 1618 - Another installation is already in progress.

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Ouch. That message occured in CS 5.

There are too many posts in the Adobe forums about it. Sorry but Adobe's answer is likely too old to support. When I read Microsoft that was my sign it was very old.

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