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MS Virtual PC 2007 - crash during installation - cannot uninstall or use!

Posted on 2007-11-25
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Hi everyone,
I tried installing Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 on my PC running Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit and the installation was going fine, but randomly crashed in the middle. The computer didn't crash, the installation did. I've tried running the program and it won't work, I tried reinstalling and it says "You must uninstall previous versions of Virtual PC before installation. This application will now quit."

Well, I've tried uninstalling the program via CLI in the command prompt as an administrator by extracting the MSI from the setup.exe file and running msiexec /x "Virtual_PC_2007_Install.msi" and it doesn't work. I get the message "This action is only valid for products that are currently installed."

Has anyone seen this before? How can I fix this?
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I had the same problem on xp.  I deleted all the vpc files except vpcshexh.dll (that one wouldn't delete).  Then I could reinstall fine.
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what are the vpc files? can you please expain where to find them?
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it's just program files\Microsoft Virtual PC
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