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Can't uninstall after clean installation
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Description

System Information
Operating system and graphics card
Windows 10 Pro
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970

Blender Version
Broken: 2.79b hash f4dc9f9d68b

Short description of error
Installed, opened (seems to open with no problems), realized it wasn't a video editing software, tried to uninstall, didn't work.
Restart, try again, still doesn't work.
Error message:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\msiexec.exe
Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
Add or remove programs -> Blender -> Uninstall

Details

Type
Bug

Event Timeline

I would kindly ask @LazyDodo (LazyDodo) if he knows whats going on?
(note: there were also T54411, T50777 -- but these were just about user created data still being around...)

LazyDodo (LazyDodo) triaged this task as Needs Information from User priority.Oct 6 2018, 5:44 PM

No idea, if you run the installer again, it should give you a repair/uninstall option, does uninstall work from there?

yes, I downloaded the installer again and it works to uninstall from there

thank you!

Philipp Oeser (lichtwerk) closed this task as Resolved.Oct 8 2018, 8:51 AM

Thanx @LazyDodo (LazyDodo), glad that worked, I think we can close this then