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Michael Keyes

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Message 70762 - Posted: 9 Jul 2016, 22:11:44 UTC

Running Windows 10. Have had BOINC on in the past, but due to a crash, was forced to reload computer.

Have downloaded fresh installation to run. Installation extracts BOINC.MSI, but cannot us it when it is necessary during the installation. I have tried pointing to it using browse, but still unable to complete installation. I have tried with and without "Virtual Box"
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Michael Keyes

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Message 70763 - Posted: 9 Jul 2016, 22:27:15 UTC - in response to Message 70762.  
Last modified: 9 Jul 2016, 22:44:52 UTC

Have noticed previous install still in "programs and features", but unable to uninstall because it can't find THAT "msi" file. version is 7.0.64 installed on 6/13/2013.

Would that be the reason it won't install a new version? If so, how do I get rid of it?

Attempting Registry edit to remove all references to "BOINC" from system, then will re-attempt installation of latest version.
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Profile Richie

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Message 70765 - Posted: 10 Jul 2016, 0:01:33 UTC

Locate manually where old BOINC program folder is and delete it.
Download CCleaner Free: https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download
Run CCleaner and clean registry.
Restart computer.
Run the installer of the BOINC (new version) as administrator.
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james robert brown

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Message 70979 - Posted: 22 Jul 2016, 15:43:46 UTC

need help! cannot pull up the seti program.....computer comment that myn password already exists and that I should contact boinc and change it. Pls advise. thanks james
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Message 70991 - Posted: 23 Jul 2016, 15:52:30 UTC - in response to Message 70979.  

need help! cannot pull up the seti program.....computer comment that myn password already exists and that I should contact boinc and change it. Pls advise. thanks james


Try asking at the Seti@Home forums.
Kathryn :o)
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