Trying to uninstall Nero 7

Posted on 2006-03-20
Last Modified: 2007-12-19
When I try to uninstall Nero 7, my Add/Remove programs says:

"Error applying transforms.  Verify that the specified transform paths are valid."

I've tried using the Clean tool, but I get the message:

"The Nero General CleanTool has detected some Nero appliucations which are not supported by this version.  In order to avoid damaging of your system the application will be closed now."

I can't delete the folder in Proigram Files because it says its in use - how can I remove this damn thing?
Question by:jpipitone
    LVL 51

    Accepted Solution

    Download and install this:;en-us;290301

    Run it and select anything Nero and remove it.
    Go to Start>Run>Services.msc and stop any services that belong to Nero.  Set the startup type to Disabled.
    Delete the Nero folders in Program Files.
    Go into the registry and check for Nero and/or Ahead entries and delete them.  I suspect you'll find some in the Run or Runex keys as well as under Services.


    You should be good to go.

    If you're timid about the Registry then backup the keys you are deleting by right-selecting the parent key and going to Export.  Save the key to a reg file.
    LVL 1

    Author Comment

    Thanks I"ll try that - I still cannot delete the 2 dlls within Program Files: Nero: Nero 7: Nero BackItUp: mfc71u.dll and NBShell.dll
    LVL 51

    Expert Comment

    No problem.

    Run this:

    regsvr32 /u c:\program files\nero\nero 7\nero backitup\mfc71u.dll      <= hit enter.
    regsvr32 /u c:\program files\nero\nero 7\nero backitup\nbshell.dll      <= hit enter.

    These DLLs should now be unregistered and can be deleted.

    LVL 1

    Author Comment

    Unregistered them both - they still won't go in teh trash - no big deal, i can live with them being there...
    LVL 51

    Expert Comment


    I suppose they should hurt anything if the reset is gone.


    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    IT, Stop Being Called Into Every Meeting

    Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

    Suggested Solutions

    It is a known fact that servers reach the end of their lives. Some get there quicker than others, based on age, manufacturer, usage and several other factors. However, if your organization has spent time deploying Microsoft's Active Directory server…
    The HP utility "HP Lights-Out Online Configuration Utility for Windows Server 2003/2008" could be of great use when it comes to remotely configure a HP servers ILO WITHOUT rebooting the server. We would only need to create and run scripts using thi…
    In this seventh video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFfonts utility, which lists all the fonts used in a PDF file. It does this via a command line interface, making it suitable for use in programs, scripts, batch files — any pl…
    Polish reports in Access so they look terrific. Take yourself to another level. Equations, Back Color, Alternate Back Color. Write easy VBA Code. Tighten space to use less pages. Launch report from a menu, considering criteria only when it is filled…

    759 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    8 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now