can't complete installation of AVG7

  palinka 22:33 06 Mar 2005

I can't install AVG7. Reach almost the end of the installation then get error message "Action failed for file avgamsvr.exe: creating service... The specified service already exists. [1073]". Advice, please. OS is XP.

  palinka 22:37 06 Mar 2005

my problems began at click here
Have I perhaps deleted something that I shouldn't have? Can't think what.

  VoG II 22:44 06 Mar 2005

This seems to be a Windows error message (i.e. not AVG). Have you tried shutting down just about everything but Explorer?

  palinka 22:48 06 Mar 2005

nothing else is running

  Dan the Confused 23:20 06 Mar 2005

Click Start>Run and type regedit (press enter). Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services and see if there is an AVG key - if there is then delete it and reboot. Then try installing again.

  palinka 08:56 07 Mar 2005

Dan the Confused, thanks . Done that and there's no AVG key there (presumably already removed by Regseeker).
However, the good news is that this morning it has allowed me to install AVG without problems.
maybe a night's sleep improves computers as well as people!

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