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After an uninstall of I/NET Seven and MS SQL, you might verify in the Windows Registry that all the items were deleted.
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In some cases when re-installing, installing I/NET after a failed attempt or upgrading I/NET you may want to start fresh. After an uninstall of INET Seven and MSDE if items remain in the registry they will cause issues with future installations.
- Go to the bottom Task Bar and choose the “Start” button.
- Select the “Run” option and enter “Regedit”
- Once in the Windows registry go to “HKEY_CURRENT_USER, if the “CSI” entry is present delete this entry
- While still in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER look in the Microsoft File Folder for any “SQL” entries and remove them if they are present.
- Minimize the HKEY_CURRENT_USER folder and open up the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE File Folder, if the “CSI” entry is present delete this entry.
- While still in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, go to the Microsoft File Folder and look for any “SQL” entries. If you find any delete then from this file folder.
Caution: Before editing the SQL registry items you should ensure that no other software using SQL is still installed - all software that is installed should be uninstalled prior to modifying any registry entries.
See also, MSDE and Windows 7.