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Windows 7: Cannot remove AVAST

03 Dec 2017   #1
moisheh

Windows 7 home premium
 
 
Cannot remove AVAST

I am in Mexico and my desktop crashed. I know what has been a good repair shop. I took it there and the problem was the power supply. At first she thought it was the mother board but it was the power supply. She saved all my files but lost windows. Naturally she installed a bootleg of Windows Pro . I have the original windows disc and will do a downgrade to Windows home. She also installed AVAST. I think it is causing problems. However I am unable to uninstall. I tried REVO and just remove programs in control panel. neither will get rid of it. I downloaded a program from AVAST that is supposed to do the uninstall. No luck. Any help appreciated.

Moisheh


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03 Dec 2017   #2
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi moisheh,

Back so soon,
Avast has their own uninstaller
https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rc...wDjfPleGNUWRzl

NOTE
it should be run in Safe Mode

BIGGER NOTE
NOT sure you can downgrade from Pro to Home
think its gonna have to be a clean install

is your disc W7 or W7 >>SP1<<


Roy

Roy
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04 Dec 2017   #3
RoasterMen

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-BIT
 
 

Well yea you cannot do a downgrade of editions so you will have to re-install. It's also the best way of installing a genuine copy of windows for your situation because I am pretty sure the current installed OS in your system has modified files already.
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04 Dec 2017   #4
starkdigital

 
 

Strat your PC in safe mode open control panel and then uninstall AVAST from their
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04 Dec 2017   #5
moisheh

Windows 7 home premium
 
 

I tried the avast uninstaller in safe mode. No luck. As for Windows: I did find instructions on the net for the downgrade. I will look for them and repost but you have to download the MS Downgrade software first. My disc is Home Premium. It is an upgrade disc. When I bought this computer it came with the infamous Vista. Within a few weeks I got a free( or maybe it was low cost) upgrade to W7. I wonder if it will work with a clean install? Thanks
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04 Dec 2017   #6
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi moisheh,

Believe the link you found relates ONLY to downgrade from Ultimate.

However you may have another fly in the ointment, good English expression.
RE i only have an >> upgrade disc <<

If you follow the clean install proceedure it will NOT accept your product key as being genuine
Read this specific tutorial
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version - Windows 7 Help Forums

can provide a W7 with SP1 link, suspect yours is only W7.


Roy
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05 Dec 2017   #7
looked

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by moisheh View Post
As for Windows: I did find instructions on the net for the downgrade. I will look for them and repost but you have to download the MS Downgrade software first. My disc is Home Premium. It is an upgrade disc. When I bought this computer it came with the infamous Vista. Within a few weeks I got a free( or maybe it was low cost) upgrade to W7. I wonder if it will work with a clean install? Thanks
I don't understand why the shop technician (assuming it's a technician) installed Windows Pro while you had Windows Home.
But even so why do you want to downgrade? It sounds like Windows Pro they installed on your machine isn't legit and if it's, I assume you paid for it so why downgrading?
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05 Dec 2017   #8
FreeBooter

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Completely Uninstall Avast software using aswClear.exe:

  1. Download aswClear.exe on to your desktop
  2. Start Windows in Safe Mode
  3. Open (execute) the uninstall utility
  4. If you installed avast! in a different folder than the default, browse for it. (Note: Be careful! The content of any folder you choose will be deleted!)
  5. Click REMOVE
  6. Restart your computer
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26 Dec 2017   #9
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

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