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Problems reinstalling software under Vista RRS feed

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  • Hi

     

    This is not really a proble with Vista Per se.

     

    I have a test machine running Vista RC2 build 5744.

     

    Configuration is 1.6GHz AMD processor, 1GB Ram

    3 80 GB Hard Disks (C, D, and E)

     

    C has the OS and those applications which absolutely insist on installing on the system drive.

    D has the software

    E has all data.

     

    Drive D has gone bad, (Booted this morning showing a RAW filesystem) causing me to need to reinstall the software.  When Itry to install VS 2005 and/or Office 2007 B2 all I can get is a reinstall/repair or uninstall option.  However since drive D is not there it won't do this.  Is it possible to clean out the registry to enable me to reinstall (before anyone asks, no I don't have a backup, I only rebuilt this machine 3 days ago).

     

    Don

    Monday, October 23, 2006 12:01 PM