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Error while uninstalling Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate RC

Posted: May 7th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: howto, idiots | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

I’m back with another strange error probably caused by an interrupted installation of Microsoft Visio 2010.

So, while uninstalling Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate RC on Windows 7 Enterprise the following error appears:
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Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate RC Setup
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Error 1402.Could not open key: UNKNOWN\Components\72CC1F6E4CA6F4A4F8B68FD11DB44E14\4848F1E21D219AC3A8BD8C2FAA4300B4. Verify that you have sufficient access to that key, or contact your support personnel.

By error number looks like a registry permission error, investigation at Microsoft didn’t helped me much.
Repair/reinstall failed, so, don’t bother.

After reading a few pages I end up restoring permissions on registry keys using the methods from this page.

After changing permissions for these keys:
8EEF86DD963C1D111A37000A9CA05BF0
68D4BEEE50F999F45A35B6ABBE7E7E0D
1165D2FB630CB174699B857E4C6F9CD7
BA32B1FDF3481944B907A0A07D8FD197
1A01EC3CAB255B145AA0011CA52426E0
5E93D71C1C924E940A3A3ACF1453FA71
B924160F488F4D143B89478C920459E4
C52BBB7D63AE3824BA2A75A9B7BA309F
72CC1F6E4CA6F4A4F8B68FD11DB44E14

I have changed the permissions for the whole Components subtree.

Uninstall was easy, only after.
HTH



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