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Windows 7: Instashield Wizard taking forever...

02 Mar 2014   #1
AstaLaVista

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 
Instashield Wizard taking forever...

Ok, I have googled this to death and I can't seem to find the right answer or fix. I pay little attention to it since I don't usually install many apps on my rig except when I want to play a game I have done in a long time.

The Instashield wizard starts and then it just minimizes forever and ever until such time that it reappears and I can continue the installation... I could literally go eat lunch, take a quick nap and it will not be ready. Some other times, it takes less but still I could say (seat of the pants) 5 minutes or so.

I have renamed the folder to Instashield.old... no such luck.
I have gone to the registry and remove, delete whatever files google tells me but nothing happens... again, I have pretty much done an array of different things I have found when searching for an answer even though the issues those people have had are not particularly equal or the same as mine... I am desperate so I choose to try them anyways.

I am not to positive I will find an answer here because I search for Instashield and did not find a single post for it but you guys are my last hope. and so far, I have had good luck when I ask for help here.


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02 Apr 2014   #2
AstaLaVista

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

Sorry to bring this thread up again but I still have not find an answer for this and I really don't want to do a clean install just for this... even though is looking more and more like I will have to.
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02 Apr 2014   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

I don't know what your problems is. But reading your post you state.

Quote:
I have found when searching for an answer even though the issues those people have had are not particularly equal or the same as mine... I am desperate so I choose to try them anyways.
Because you have changed so many things I have two suggestions.
These are tutorials by Brink. Take a read through them.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Repair Install

If those don't help this may give information that can be useful.

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions
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03 Apr 2014   #4
AstaLaVista

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

What annoys me the most is that the rig is working perfect... right until the point I need/want to install/uninstall something, that is when I feel like smashing my face on some fist until bloods oozes from it
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03 Apr 2014   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

What programs were you installing/uninstalling?

Let me guess; Advanced System Care!
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