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Online Larry Renger

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I Screwed-up the installation - HELP!
« on: February 06, 2018, 02:54:34 PM »
I installed ACAD, and had problems with it. It would not print or save my drawings.  >:(

Sooo...I decided to wipe it out and reinstall.  Silly me, I forgot that you UNINSTALL programs, not erase the files.    :-[

As a result, there is something still lurking on my machine that won't let me reinstall the program. It says it is already installed.  ~^

When I go searching for remaining files, I can find "AutoCAD2010setup.exe" supposedly in C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Temp  If I try to go there, it isn't there, even if I open up the folder for hidden files. If I try to erase it from where it was found by the search engine, it says it can't be found!   HB~>

Any suggestions would be welcome (not including "buy a new computer" or "format the hard drive").

Thanks in advance for any help you can give!  H^^
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Re: I Screwed-up the installation - HELP!
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2018, 05:02:58 PM »
Hi Larry,

Though you deleted the files, have you tried to do an uninstall through Windows Add and Remove Programs?. There are some residual files that get buried in various folders that may still allow you to do an uninstall, or as you are experiencing, prevent from reinstalling the software.

If that doesn't work, please see the information at: https://knowledge.autodesk.com/customer-service/download-install/remove-products/clean-uninstall. The later part gives instructions on where these files reside. Also, there are some registry keys that may need to be deleted from the registry. BEWARE: Editing the registry is not for the inexperience, as a mistake can render your computer system useless!

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Re: I Screwed-up the installation - HELP!
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2018, 03:17:58 PM »
BEWARE: Editing the registry is not for the inexperience, as a mistake can render your computer system useless!

Dennis

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Re: I Screwed-up the installation - HELP!
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2018, 07:35:31 PM »
Yes run the uninstaller that will probably do the trick.You can google for Autocad uninstall tool.
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Re: I Screwed-up the installation - HELP!
« Reply #4 on: Today at 06:01:14 PM »
That worked!  #^

Thanks   H^^
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