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Sunday, October 09, 2005

Problems uninstalling older version of Avalon?

A number of people have recently pointed out problems they were facing installing the September CTP (a.k.a PDC 2005 bits) of WinFX Runtime Components. Apparently there was an issue with our November 2004 and March 2005 CTPs which left behind some files on uninstall. This was resolved a few months ago. The problem rears its head now because with the September 2005 CTP, the WinFX installer does not force overwrite existing files.

The solution:
  1. Uninstall the previous version of WinFX

  2. Run this script file using the command cscript cleanupSharedFiles.js

  3. Install WinFX September 2005 CTP

Thanks to Dan Mohr and to Tim Sneath for their leadership in recognizing the problem and publishing this solution.

CTP stands for Community Technology Preview, i.e. pre-release software intended to expose developers to the latest working builds.


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