How can I delete registry keys



I have live mail but cannot upgrade it.

I want to delete a registry key for windows media player. The installation
program cannot upgrade windows live mail, writer, msn, etc. because it
cannot delete a registry key that belongs to media player and the
installation rolls back.

I can navigate to that registry key, take possession of the key, but cannot
delete it. I have tried psexec and while I can view the key, still cannot
delete it.


Rick Rogers said:

Right click the setup file for the installer, choose 'run as
administrator', then click ok at the prompt.
Unfortunately that didn't work. Is there a way to temporarily lower the
system's security level, carry on with the install and then restore the
security level?


Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question