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When I go to uninstall an application I get an error that the installer is already running

Posted on 2011-04-28
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
When I go to uninstall an application I get an error that the installer is already running.

I've tried rebooting.

How can I stop whatever is installing, then carry on with my uninstallation?

Question by:Computer Guy
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Have you tried running the uninstall when in safe mode ?

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by:Computer Guy
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It said that the uninstall service is unavailable. I'm thinking that is because I was in Safe Mode.
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It's been a few years but as I recall the setup had written something to the registry and then died, so it wouldn't run again until I manually deleted the entry.  Google for the exact error message text you get, and maybe add the word registry.
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nobus earned 2000 total points
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try revo   http://www.revouninstaller.com/      

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