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Hii, when i try to re-install or remove Paint.NET then i get this error

idk anymore what to do and i remove the original paint per accident from my PC and can't find an other good one than this one so can PLZ some1 help me? THNX a lot

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3) Uninstallation failure, or installation failure after a previous installation or uninstallation failure.

There are a variety of problems that have cropped up when trying to uninstall, or when trying to install after a previous failure while installing oruninstalling. Many of these are fixed with Paint.NET v2.6, however that doesn't fix that the older version still on your system is still having trouble removing itself! Try following the instructions listed in the next post (originally from this thread: http://paintdotnet.1...rumer.com/viewt ... ght=spooky) . Then try installing the latest version of Paint.NET.

That forum doesn't exicst anymore :(

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The important parts of that thread are in the post below:

People are adding on to the thread mentioned in (2) above, so I'll quote the pertinent post here for clarity:

John, I finally found the utility I was looking for: http://support.micro....com/default.as ... -us;290301

It's called the Windows Installer CleanUp utility. What you want to do is install it, and then run the program from the Start menu. Select the item in the list that says "(All Users) Paint.NET ..." (the ... will be whatever version you're trying to, erm, eradicate). BE VERY CAREFUL WITH THIS UTILITY -- make sure to only select Paint.NET!. Once you have selected it, click Remove. Once finished with the utility, manually delete the directory that Paint.NET was installed to.

Next, you should be able to install the new version of Paint.NET just fine.

As for an explanation ... installation and setup is a rather complicated process for any application that requires more than just "xcopy deployment." Windows Installer (MSI files) is a technology that is used to standardize the way in which this stuff is done. Sometimes system settings or configuration gets changed and the MSI needs to ensure that things are in a state that it is comfortable with. This requires access to the original installation files.

Now, for v2.5, I have implemented a system that always keeps a copy of the original installation files (you'll see those "Staging" files with the random numbers on them). This should eliminate this type of problem going forward, but as you can see it can still be a problem for people upgrading from older versions.

Anyway tell me if that utility works for you.[/Quote]

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