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dmwilson
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 7:22 pm    Post subject: unable to uninstall older version Reply with quote

I tried to install v2.0.

Part way thru the installation it tells me that it needs the .msi file for 1.9 122

That file does not exist on my system. Therefore, I can not uninstall it, I can not uprade, I can no nothng to recover from the error. I have no idea how to proceed next.

I want all the previous versions off that machine, in order to install 2.0, or 2.0.1

The new installation system uses MSI, instead of an installation folder, and like most M$ crap, it just boogers up the works.

Does anyone have a suggestion.

All my other machines have OOo, and I have never had problems installing, upgrading, or uninstalling OOo. Why am I now encountering this problem on only this machine?

win 2000 pro, sp4, if that makes a difference. there are a number of .msi's on the sytem , but none for 1.9.122.

Suggestions? Can I d/l version 1.9.122 from some repository, re-install, and then un-install it?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ordinarily I would recommend searching but the search function has gone titsup. Here is a related topic found by my friend Google:
http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?p=88971
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:06 am    Post subject: unable to uninstall OO3.0 when installing OO3.3 Reply with quote

I just had the same problem today: install OO 3.3 cannot uninstall previous version 3.0 cause xxx.msi file not found etc... (on windows XP Pro)
After several tries to solve the problem by some uninstaller utility, I eventually found out what Stevewal wrote several years ago :
>>go looking (by means of regedit) in the register for this number.
>>I have found this in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT under software - installer. After making a backup of the registry i deleted this key (which actually was the key to the old version 1.9.95).
>>After that i could install the new version.
>>I hope this will work for you also.
It works !! but in fact I found what to delete in :
HKEY_CURRENT_USER->Software->Microsoft->Installer-Products
there are also a Features and a UpgradeCodes where the product is also referenced
I deleted all the references and the installatikon of OO3.3 worked fine

Thanks to all that people who contribute ...
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Use Revo Uninstaller Free http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html to clean up the old install.
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