Jump to content


Installation conflict between previous unregistered 120% and registred


  • Please log in to reply
16 replies to this topic

#1 Trial User_Sohail_*

Trial User_Sohail_*
  • Guests

Posted 03 October 2006 - 05:08 AM

Hello All

I've just installed Alcohol 52% and am having some conlfict issues with a previously installed unregistered Alcohol 120%. Basically A120% will not uninstall. I've read all the FAQs and nothing seems to work.

Please advise. How do I do clean uninstall of A120% and clean install of A52%.

Your help would be much appieciated.

Regards
Sohail

#2 Phoenix

Phoenix

    120% Member

  • +Alcohol-Customer
  • 6,524 posts

Posted 03 October 2006 - 08:43 AM

To manually remove Alcohol, please adopt following steps:
1.run "regedit"
2.Find "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{E9F81423-211E-46B6-9AE0-38568BC5CF6F}", then delete that.
3.Find "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\32418F9EE1126B64A90E8365B85CFCF6", then delete that.

To uninstall SPTD layer, you will need to download SPTD installer at following link:

For 32bit operating systems:
http://85.17.36.30/S...st-v125-x86.rar

For 64bit operating systems:
http://85.17.36.30/S...st-v125-x64.rar

Then please move it to the root of your C: drive and run "c:\sptdinst_xXX.exe remove" to remove SPTD Layer driver and reboot.


Note: you can not install Alcohol 52% on the same PC as you have Alcohol 120% installed you need to uninstall Alcohol 120% from the Alcohol 120% folder in C:\PROGRAM FILES\ALCOHOL SOFT. be sure that you have unmounted any images from virtual drive.

#3 Trial User_Guest_*

Trial User_Guest_*
  • Guests

Posted 03 October 2006 - 09:10 AM

Dear Phoenix

Thank you for your prompt reply and kind assistance.

As it happens, I have tried the "manual uninstallation" but was unable to locate the second registry entry in the "HKEYS_CLASSES_ROOT" though I did manage to locate and delete the first entry.

Also, could you please advise which "bit system" would be relevant for my system.

Regarding your note, I currently have Alcohol 52% installed alongside what seems to be the remnants of the previously installed version of Alcohol 120%. The virtual drives and images I set up for instance are still there and functioning. Unfortunately, I can't unmount the images because I can't get into Alcohol 120%. I can't get in because the trial period has expired. I can however get into Alcohol 52%. Can the images be unmounted from Alcohol 54%? I've been exploring this and it doesn't seem possible.

Note:
================================================

When I try to uninstall Alcohol 120%, I get the following message:

"Are you sure you want to uninstall this product? [Yes/No]"

I then click [Yes] and get the following:

This action is only valid for products that are currently installed. [Ok]
================================================


Once again, I appreciate your help.

Kind regards
Sohail

#4 Charalambos

Charalambos

    Support Team Member

  • Support Team
  • 4,880 posts

Posted 03 October 2006 - 09:39 AM

If that's the situation then you must uninstall Alcohol 52%, clear the remnants of the Alcohol 120% installation according to the guides given by Phoenix( just skip anything that you can't find), reboot and then try to install Alcohol 52% again.

#5 Trial User_Sohail_*

Trial User_Sohail_*
  • Guests

Posted 03 October 2006 - 10:52 AM

Hello Charalambos

Thank you for your suggestion.

I've just uninstalled Alcohol 52%. That's of course the easy bit. biggrin.gif The problem as you say is clearing the remnants of Alcohol 120%, namely: the installation files, virtual drives and mounted images.

Also, the "manual uninstallation" doesn't seem to work for me. The HKEYS_CLASSES_ROOT entry, for instance, is not in my registry - so there's nothing to delete!

And could you please advise how I can find out which SPTD installer is the right one for my system. In other words, how do I determine if my system is 32bit or 64bit?

I look forward to your reply.

Kind regards
Sohail

#6 Trial User_Sohail_*

Trial User_Sohail_*
  • Guests

Posted 03 October 2006 - 11:28 AM

Hello again

I've managed - in the meantime - to work out which SPTD installer to download (32bit). I think I've managed to remove the SPTD layer driver as per Phoenix's instructions. Now what?

The virtual drives and mounted images are still there. How can I remove the virtual drives and unmount the images? Note that I can't enter Alcohol 120%. It's expired and won't allow me in.

Do I simply delete the Alcohol 120% directory in C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft ?

Kind regards
Sohail

#7 Jito463

Jito463

    Forum Support

  • Support Team
  • 5,625 posts

Posted 03 October 2006 - 11:35 AM

What was the previous version of Alcohol 120% that you had installed?

#8 Trial User_Sohail_*

Trial User_Sohail_*
  • Guests

Posted 03 October 2006 - 11:56 AM

Hello Jito463

It was 1.9.5 (Build 2802)

Regards
Sohail

#9 evlncrn8

evlncrn8

    1% Member

  • +Alcohol-Customer
  • 1 posts

Posted 03 October 2006 - 12:02 PM

QUOTE (Sohail @ Oct 3 2006, 05:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And could you please advise how I can find out which SPTD installer is the right one for my system. In other words, how do I determine if my system is 32bit or 64bit?


you really should know if your os is 32 bit or 64 bit yourself. its somewhat scary that you dont...

open the control panel, click system and it should say something like 'Windows xp 64' if its 64 bit, theres other detection methods, but unfortunately im not at my 64 bit pc at the moment to double check things

#10 Trial User_Guest_*

Trial User_Guest_*
  • Guests

Posted 03 October 2006 - 12:21 PM

Hello evlncrn8

I hope I didn't scare you too much :-)

I finally managed to suss that bit out - not much of a geek, I'm afraid. Still can't get that wretched A120% to go. Really stubborn...!


Sohail

#11 Trial User_Sohail_*

Trial User_Sohail_*
  • Guests

Posted 03 October 2006 - 12:34 PM

I've just come across this extra bit of registry to delete (http://forum.alcohol...showtopic=20874)
QUOTE
Then to remove Alcohol driver you need to start Regedit then go to HKey_Local_Machine\System\CurrentControlSet\Services here you should find the Keys for the Alcohol Driver in version 1.9.2.1705, 1.9.5.2722 or 1.9.5.2802 a347scsi and a347bus, or in version 1.9.5.3105 vax347s and vax347b, delete these Keys and remove corresponding files from Windows\System32\Drivers folder.


It's a bit ambiguous. I've located a347bus and a347scsi; do I delete the WHOLE thing? I'm hesitant about doing this without being entirely sure.

#12 zamiel

zamiel

    Forum Support

  • Administration
  • 8,841 posts

Posted 03 October 2006 - 01:07 PM

You should have no problems deleting these entries and removing the driver files from the directory as these are only related to Alcohol.

#13 Trial User_Sohail_*

Trial User_Sohail_*
  • Guests

Posted 03 October 2006 - 01:37 PM

Hello zamiel

Thank you for this. I've made some progress! The virtual drives and mounted images have gone! But the registry files are presumable still there. I've managed to install A52%. So I wonder is it any harm in just leaving the registry entries there?

Sohail

#14 Jito463

Jito463

    Forum Support

  • Support Team
  • 5,625 posts

Posted 03 October 2006 - 01:52 PM

If it doesn't appear to be causing problems with Alcohol 52%, then it should be fine. Keep in mind that it's possible those keys could later be used by copy protections to blacklist the virtual drives, even if you stay up-to-date.

#15 Charalambos

Charalambos

    Support Team Member

  • Support Team
  • 4,880 posts

Posted 04 October 2006 - 09:59 AM

QUOTE
The HKEYS_CLASSES_ROOT entry, for instance, is not in my registry - so there's nothing to delete!


This is impossible. What exactly is your OS? If you really can't find the key displayed as a standalone one in your registry editor then look for the HKLM\Software\Classes one, it is in fact the same key.

#16 Trial User_Sohail_*

Trial User_Sohail_*
  • Guests

Posted 04 October 2006 - 02:29 PM

Maybe there's a confusion (possibly on my part) about terminology. I can locate "HKEYS_CLASSES_ROOT"

but I am not able to find the relevant Alcohol entry.

Does this clarify matters?

Regards
Sohail

PS: My OS is XP HE

#17 Charalambos

Charalambos

    Support Team Member

  • Support Team
  • 4,880 posts

Posted 06 October 2006 - 11:02 AM

If you can't find the key then it simply doesn't exist anymore, so you have nothing to worry about.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users