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    Not able to install or uninstall anything on Windows Vista

    When I try to install or uninstall anything in my PC running on Windows Vista, I will get either ‘specific path %APPDATA%\ is unavailable’ message or error 1606. How can I get rid of this issue?



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    Re: Not able to install or uninstall anything on Windows Vista

    To resolve this issue, you should first open the Registry Editor. For that, you should first click on the ‘Start’ button and then on ‘Run’ option. You should then type regedit on the given field and click on the ‘OK’ button available to view the Registry Editor. After that, you should locate the registry key, ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\
    Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders’ from the left pane. Then you should double click on the ‘Common Administrative Tools’ option available on the right pane. You should then type %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools on the Value data box and click on ‘OK’ option. You should go to ‘File menu’ afterwards and click on ‘Exit’ to close Registry Editor. Finally, you should restart your PC and check whether the issue still persist on it.

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    Re: Not able to install or uninstall anything on Windows Vista

    Follow these steps:

    1.Open START,type appwiz.cpl in the start search box,and then click appwiz.cpl in he program list.

    2.If you are prompted to enter administrator password do it.

    3.Right-click on the program and then click UNINSTALL.

    4.Follow the instructions to uninstall program.



    ALL THE BEST!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Not able to install or uninstall anything on Windows Vista

    If you want to uninstall files in window then just go to.
    Control panel>program and features> choose a program for uninstall . Right click on it and choose uninstall.
    It will uninstall it . If want install some files then you need full verison of files .

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    Re: Not able to install or uninstall anything on Windows Vista

    Hello Friend,
    For that you need to fallow some steps
    steps:
    -->Go to start
    -->Go to control panel
    -->Click on programs
    -->Their you can find uninstall program then automatically it will uninstall if you select which program would like to uninstall.
    Thank u.

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    Re: Not able to install or uninstall anything on Windows Vista

    dear friend,

    Follow these steps to solve the problem-

    Open ‘Run’ tab by pressing windows key+R.

    Type 'regedit' on the run field and click on the ‘OK’.

    It'll open the Registry Editor.

    Locate the registry key,
    ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Cur rentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders’ from the left pane.

    Double click on the ‘Common Administrative Tools’ option available on the right pane.

    Type
    '%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools' on the Value data box and click on ‘OK’ option.

    Go to ‘File menu’ and click on ‘Exit’ to close Registry Editor.

    Restart your PC and check whether the issue still persist on it.

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    Re: Not able to install or uninstall anything on Windows Vista

    Hello friend,
    Before install or uninstall anything follow these stapes:

    ☞Click on Start.
    ☞In search options type appwiz.cpl.
    ☞Right click on the program and uninstall it.
    ☞after uninstall this program u r able to install and un install any kind pf program....

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    Re: Not able to install or uninstall anything on Windows Vista

    Quote Originally Posted by unregistered View Post
    when i try to install or uninstall anything in my pc running on windows vista, i will get either ‘specific path %appdata%\ is unavailable’ message or error 1606. How can i get rid of this issue?
    hi dear,

    do as i suggest to install or uninstall program in window operating system.

    Steps for un installing a program.

    >> go to start button.
    >> then control panel.
    >> a new window will open.
    >> choose program and feature from here.
    >> now a new window open here select the program you want to un install.
    >> and click on un install button at the top.

    UNINSTALL.jpg
    Steps to installing a program.

    >> click on the .exe program file.
    >> it will ask you to confirm installation .
    >> choose yes.
    >> do the custom setting you want to do in program.
    >> then finally after processing your software or program is successfully installed.

    Good luck,

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    Re: Not able to install or uninstall anything on Windows Vista

    hi dear,

    do as i suggest to install or uninstall program in window operating system.

    Steps for un installing a program.

    >> go to start button.
    >> then control panel.
    >> a new window will open.
    >> choose program and feature from here.
    >> now a new window open here select the program you want to un install.
    >> and click on un install button at the top.
    UNINSTALL.jpg


    Steps to installing a program.

    >> click on the .exe program file.
    >> it will ask you to confirm installation .
    >> choose yes.
    >> do the custom setting you want to do in program.
    >> then finally after processing your software or program is successfully installed.

    Good luck,

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    Re: Not able to install or uninstall anything on Windows Vista

    There may be problem in the Registry of your Windows OS.
    Just registry repair software available free on the Internet.

    Download anyone of these software and repair your Registry.
    Some of the software are Ccleaner, Tune Up Utilities, Registry Cleaner, Registry Booster, etc.

    Due to installation of several programs in a OS, there is sometimes great entries and deletion of data in the Registry of Windows.
    Use the tool of Disk Defragmentation also after Registry Repair.

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    Re: Not able to install or uninstall anything on Windows Vista

    Hi..

    In this problems are occured..

    There may be Registry of our windows Operating system....

    In this occured case is registry repair software available free on the Internet..

    In this problem to main to Downloaded the software:

    it is Registry of downloaded in Registry software

    * File Hippo
    * Softpidea
    * coolsoft
    * softlink

    and etc..

    --> it is utilizes some software to Ccleaner,tune up utilities and registry clear of main Booster to clear the data and product from anti virus..

    --> lack of registry software in windows to took of Disk Defragmentation also Registry repair of the focus to downloaded in software

    Is also installation is clear then to easy way to process of data including them..



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    - Uninstall in control panel to select and uninstall to click here.
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    - right mark is to select the uninstall that progress.
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    - to choose in the control panel in the Tool is Uninstall it..
    This is use to able to installation or uninstall anything on windows vista...

    try to install it..

    my hope for help for you guys..

    Thank You..

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    Re: Not able to install or uninstall anything on Windows Vista

    hello...

    We can easily install and uninstall to our system.
    Some times not uninstall our programs due to the several cause.

    First Fix the reasons and the easily uninstall programs.

    * First Check you are logged in as user or administrator.
    if you are logged in as user you have no rights uninstall you prorgams.
    please logged again as administrator and try again.

    * Some File Accessing permissions.
    When we uninstall the programs From system. When that particular situations is occur .
    Take permissions as current user and try again for uninstall the programs.

    * Your Control panel Crash from virus.
    This particular situation. Find out Your program installed program directory.
    Go thier and run uninstall.exe

    * If you are not know how to uninstall programs.
    Press the Win + r and type appwiz.cpl and click ok.
    a uninstallation programs list is appear.
    Click on required application. It will automatically uninstalled from your system.

    * Some special Uninstallations:

    some software are not provide un-installation to system.
    it will take of his own responsibility.
    so please run install/uninstall manager from start menu.

    Now you can haply uninstall the programs.

    Thanks

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    Re: Not able to install or uninstall anything on Windows Vista

    Hello,

    I suggest that you run the fix it tool and check if it fixes the issue.
    To do this:
    1. Click on the following link: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/886549
    2. Click the Fix it button or link.
    3. Click Run in the File Download dialog box, and then follow the steps in the Fix it wizard.
    If the issue persists, then create a new user account and check.
    To do this, follow the steps in the below link: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/Windows7/Create-a-user-account

    Also see: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/Windows7/Fix-a-corrupted-user-profile

    I hope this will help you.

    -Regards

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    Re: Not able to install or uninstall anything on Windows Vista

    Hi friend
    if you are unable to uninstall press appwiz.cpl in search -> uninstall this program
    if the problem still persist you can uninstall from software
    "tune up utilities"

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    Re: Not able to install or uninstall anything on Windows Vista

    Hi,
    When you install a particular software, you need to check if at all the .exe file is corrupted or not or if that file is Windows compatible or not. You also need to check if you do have the certain memory back up needed for the software to be saved or not. For example the 3D software Maya cannot be installed unless you have a minimum 2 GB RAM. Like this have you checked if all your hardware and software configurations match up to the software you are installing or not. You did not mention in particular as to which software you cannot install, then I could have commented more particularly. But if all the system configurations match up with the software, you should be able to install it.
    You have mentioned that you also are having problem in uninstalling a file. So that means there are some programs which you are able to install, otherwise the question of uninstall is not coming here. For uninstalling you will have the separate option or icon called "uninstall" under the specific folder for the software under program files folder of your system drive. Once you double click on it the un-installation process starts. Here if you already opened the installed software, then the uninstall would not work at all. You need to make sure before un-installing that there are no files or folders from that software program opened already or previously. Then only can you complete the uninstall in a smooth way. Try it.

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    Re: Not able to install or uninstall anything on Windows Vista

    Hii

    1)click on "start" button

    2)go to "control panel".

    3)Click on programs

    4)there you will find uninstall program

    5)automatically it will uninstall if you select which program would like to uninstall.

    thank you

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    Re: Not able to install or uninstall anything on Windows Vista

    dear"

    We can easily install and uninstall to our system.
    Some times not uninstall our programs due to the several cause.

    First Fix the reasons and the easily uninstall programs.

    * First Check you are logged in as user or administrator.
    if you are logged in as user you have no rights uninstall you prorgams.
    please logged again as administrator and try again.

    * Some File Accessing permissions.
    When we uninstall the programs From system. When that particular situations is occur .
    Take permissions as current user and try again for uninstall the programs.

    * Your Control panel Crash from virus.
    This particular situation. Find out Your program installed program directory.
    Go thier and run uninstall.exe

    * If you are not know how to uninstall programs.
    Press the Win + r and type appwiz.cpl and click ok.
    a uninstallation programs list is appear.
    Click on required application. It will automatically uninstalled from your system.

    * Some special Uninstallations:

    some software are not provide un-installation to system.
    it will take of his own responsibility.
    so please run install/uninstall manager from start menu.

    Now you can haply uninstall the programs.

    Thanks

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    Re: Not able to install or uninstall anything on Windows Vista

    my dear friend

    if you want to uninstall any program.

    don't go anywere

    just go to the start

    open control panel

    go add or remove program

    choose program and click remove

    other solution is

    install a good quality antiviruse and scan your computer.

    and clear your computer's error.

    your problem will solve.


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    Re: Not able to install or uninstall anything on Windows Vista

    Hello,

    To uninstall a program just follow the proceedure,

    1. Go to start menu.
    2. Then go to Control Panel.
    3. There select Add Remove Programs.
    4. From the list select the program you want to uninstall.
    5. Now click uninstall button and it will be done.

    Bye,

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    Re: Not able to install or uninstall anything on Windows Vista

    Hello Friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    To Install or Uninstall programs try this:

    * Open your desktop
    * Now launch start by clicking on window button
    * Then type appwiz.cpl in the search option
    * After it appears, right click and uninstall it.
    * Reboot your device now
    * After doing this, you can install or uninstall the programs

    ))))))))))))@@@@@@----- ALL THE BEST------@@@@@@((((((((((((((

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    Re: Not able to install or uninstall anything on Windows Vista

    Hello my dear friend ----------

    Try to follow the below steps to Install\Uninstall the program :

    <> Choose to select on " Start " menu and then Go to click on " Control panel "

    <> There you can see the Number of options

    <> Now you can select "programs " which at the bottom of the window

    <> On the "Programs " windows Go to click on "Programs and features " then You can see the List of Applications

    <> The applications are listed like Adobe reader,Vlc ,Picassa etc......

    <> Then you select any one of them and then tap on "Install/Uninstall " option

    <> finally click on " OK " to confirm the save changes


    That is all



    Good luck

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    Re: Not able to install or uninstall anything on Windows Vista

    Hi, Dear friend

    To resolve the above issue .......follow these instructions

    First of all go to start menu and type command prompt in the search box of Start menu

    and now right click on command prompt from the start menu and choose RUN AS ADMIN... option and click yes

    and now type sfc/scannow and press ENTER key ...wait for the completion of process

    after that download the Revo uninstaller from the internet ....and for the download visit this website www.Cnet.com

    then install it ......and run the tool.....then it will displays all the installed programs in your PC


    and now simply select Program from the window and .....click on Uninstall button from the top of the window


    then click YES .....then select the Safe Built in mode ( 2nd option ) .....and click NEXT button


    and finally click UNINSTALL button and follow the onscreen instructions


    and then close the uninstaller

    All The best!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Not able to install or uninstall anything on Windows Vista

    To solve this problem follow these steps

    • Go to the desktop and then click on Start
    • Then type Run in the search box press enter
    • Now select the Run command
    • Then type regedit in the run and press Ok
    • Now navigate to the regisrty editor
    • then locate the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\CurrentVersi on\Expolrer\User Shell Folders
    • Now select the Common Administrative Tools
    • Then type %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\startMenu\Programs\Administrativ e Tools
    • Then click on Okand then go to File Menu
    • Then click on exit
    Then restart the system after closing the registry editor.



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    Re: Not able to install or uninstall anything on Windows Vista

    Hello friend,


    I have the solution for your problem just do as i say..................

    1.Your system files are lost or damaged so you are facing this problem.

    2.So you try to insert the CD of your Os and then restart your system.

    3.And then try to repair your OS files and then try to install or uninstall any software.

    4.If till you have the problem then this can be the problem of the virus.

    5.So you install the best antivirus software and then use it.

    6.If that is also not your problem then you have to format your system and then re-install the OS to fix the problem.

    Have a nice day.................................


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    Re: Not able to install or uninstall anything on Windows Vista

    To eliminate this concern, you need to 1st wide open a Registry Editor. For that, you need to first click on a ‘Start off'press button and then on ‘Operate'option. You should then type regedit for the presented industry and click on a ‘OK'press button on the market to comprehend the Registry Editor. After that, you need to locate a registry essential, ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\
    Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Layer Folders'through the left pane. Then you really should double click on a ‘Popular Admin Methods'solution entirely on the ideal pane. You should then type %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Methods for the Importance data container and click on ‘OK'option. You comes to be able to ‘Report menus'afterwards and click on ‘Leave'to close Registry Editor. Lastly, you need to system a person's PC and appearance whether the concern nonetheless go on upon it.

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    Re: Not able to install or uninstall anything on Windows Vista

    Hi..

    For this you need to check your application Soft wares..


    First Install Good antivirus and scan Total system..

    and Run disk clean up..

    For this Go to Start menu and type and search disk clean up..

    After disk clean up install Good Soft wares..

    it will install...

    For un installation..

    Go to control panel from start button..

    Click on programs..

    Now click on uninstall program..

    then choose which you want to uninstall..

    Now click on uninstall button..

    Now it will uninstall..

    thank you...

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