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Windows 7: Zone Alarm in registry interfering with installation

31 Oct 2009   #11
Alocasia

Vista 64 bit but trying to install Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan King View Post
another hard drive, if you have one. Anywhere with sufficient storage will work.
That's the problem. I don't have enough room. Plenty of room on the hard drive that I want to be 7 on, but the 320GB external has tons of crap including that last backup which took 4 hours for some reason.

I deleted Registry Mechanic, cleaned everything from it out, and rebooted, and those two files are still in the registry. They are both Zone Alarm Firewall Driver. I don't recall ever not being able to delete something from the registry. Maybe I'll try installing the ZA Firewall, and then removing it. Maybe that will get rid of it.


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31 Oct 2009   #12
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Yes King that would work. but he must not format the partition Windows is on.
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31 Oct 2009   #13
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Okay, Alocasia, if you are interested in doing a clean install, you can save your Easy Transfer file to your desktop. Then do a clean install over your current OS, but do not format your partition in the process. If you have any trouble, ask for help, bacause you do not want to risk losing your data.
After you install, restore your files from the file you created. It will be located in C:\Windows.old\Users\[Username]\Desktop.
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31 Oct 2009   #14
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alocasia View Post
Plenty of room on the hard drive that I want to be 7 on
Then you could store the backup there. It only means you need to preformat it, do the backup, then install Windows 7 (but DO NOT FORMAT during the install process).

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alocasia View Post
I don't recall ever not being able to delete something from the registry.
ZA has drivers that protect itself from being deleted.
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31 Oct 2009   #15
Alocasia

Vista 64 bit but trying to install Win 7
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alocasia View Post
Tried. It won't work because the program doesn't exist on my computer
Maybe try installing it and then uninstalling to clean things up.
I just tried that, and the first thing that pops up is it's not compatible with my AVG Internet Security Suite, and I have to remove that first. I can't freakin win.
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31 Oct 2009   #16
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

uninstall AVG too. You can reinstall it later.
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31 Oct 2009   #17
Alocasia

Vista 64 bit but trying to install Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
Yes King that would work. but he must not format the partition Windows is on.
She, and I'm not fully sure what you mean. The little Drive D that has all the Dell files on it?
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31 Oct 2009   #18
Alocasia

Vista 64 bit but trying to install Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan King View Post
Okay, Alocasia, if you are interested in doing a clean install, you can save your Easy Transfer file to your desktop. Then do a clean install over your current OS, but do not format your partition in the process. If you have any trouble, ask for help, bacause you do not want to risk losing your data.
After you install, restore your files from the file you created. It will be located in C:\Windows.old\Users\[Username]\Desktop.
I don't think I'll have enough room, will I? I'm not even totally sure what you mean. If I start with a clean install, that means a clean new registry, and I'll have to reinstall all my programs, right?
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31 Oct 2009   #19
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alocasia View Post
She
Sorry, my lady

All we mean is DO NOT format the drive you store the backup to.

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If I start with a clean install, that means a clean new registry, and I'll have to reinstall all my programs, right?
yes that is correct.
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31 Oct 2009   #20
Alocasia

Vista 64 bit but trying to install Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
uninstall AVG too. You can reinstall it later.
So uninstall my AVG and then install the ZA, now Checkpoint, Internet Suite? Then I remove that and start again?
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