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'Install wizard has already run', but vb6 is not installed

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I have a very frustrating problem.

I had VB6 installed on my personal laptop.  My laptop used to be part of a domain.  My office made me switch to a workgroup and remove my old user signon to satisfy company policy, and since then, I have had to reinstall several things.

VB6, however, won't do it.  I tried to install it, and it said a vbscript.dll was missing. I got a copy of it and put it in the System32 directory.  

Now, when I try to run setup again, the dialog box says that the wizard has run before, and it won't install anything.  I tried installing backoffice, and it wouldn't install either.

The only thing I have not gotten back to normal is IE.  Before I left the domain, I had installed IE 7 beta under my domain username.  Now I can't uninstall it because that username doesn't exist anymore.

I really need to get VB running again.  I don't care about IE7.  I would like to get rid of it.

Barry62
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Barry62,
Simply moving from a domain to a workgroup should not have affected your software, unless it was installed using an install point on the network. If that is the case you should rejoin the network and uninstall vb6 anyway, and whatever else you need reinstalled, then drop your machine out of the network and reinstall the programs locally.
Have you tried the uninstall/reinstall route.       If the wizard won't let you install, this is probably the best option. Are all the service packs up to date?

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Well, actually, I left out an important point.  Before I left the domain, I had to uninstall McAfee (my employers' choice of software, NOT mine,).

I think that screwed up some dll files.

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I actually solved my problem by deleting everything in my registry associated with VB Studio.  Risky, I know, but it worked.  I was able to reinstall and it is working fine.  Even though you didn't give me the solution, I gave you the points, since you were the only one to answer the call.

Thanks for the concern.

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Barry62,
Thanks, and glad you got it resolved.

Bob
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