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Re: "Existing installation" when there should be none

From: Serge Fonville <serge(dot)fonville(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: stafford(at)marine(dot)rutgers(dot)edu
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: "Existing installation" when there should be none
Date: 2009-02-12 07:45:08
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Have you checked if the directory exists?
Are there any postgres.exe processes running?

Hope this helps.


Serge Fonville

On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 11:38 PM, Wm.A.Stafford <stafford(at)marine(dot)rutgers(dot)edu
> wrote:

> I'm trying to install PostgreSQL on a WindowsXP machine that once had a
> PostgreSQL 8.3 installation.  As far as I could tell the original
> installation was removed, there is no PostgreSQL directory and nothing that
> looks like a Postgres file.  However, when I try to do an install I get a
> popup with the message:
> An existing PostgreSQL installation has been found at
> C:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\8.3.  This installation will be
> upgraded.
> There is no such directory.  PostgreSQL8.3 does not show up on the
> currently installed programs list.
> Do I need to do some sort of PostgreSQL specific uninstall?
> Any help or advice would be appreciated.
> -=beeky
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