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Re: "Existing installation" when there should be none

From: Jasen Betts <jasen(at)xnet(dot)co(dot)nz>
To: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: "Existing installation" when there should be none
Date: 2009-02-26 09:19:51
Message-ID: go5mrn$afa$4@reversiblemaps.ath.cx (view raw or flat)
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On 2009-02-11, 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.

Have you tried add/remove software?

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