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#1 queeg5000

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 10:16 AM

A few months ago I installed the games Riven & Exile on my computer (running Vista home basic). I am now trying to uninstall them using the control panel but I keep encountering the following error message: "The InstallSheild Engine (iKernel.exe) could not be launched. Class not registered." Any ideas on how to fix this? Or any suggestions on another way to (fully) uninstall these games? Thanks in advance for any help.

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 11:01 AM

hello
you could download this free (very good) uninstaller... the free one is on the left, or try the "pro" for 30 days free.... http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninst...e_download.html


good luck
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Posted 17 January 2010 - 01:00 PM

Programs That Use the InstallShield Program May Not Start

Programs that use the InstallShield program may not start,
and you may receive one of the following error messages:
Setup failed to launch installation engine: Access is denied.
or
Error installing Ikernel.exe, access is denied.

This behavior can occur if there are insufficient Component
Object Model (COM) permissions.

To resolve this behavior, set the necessary permissions that
are needed to successfully complete the installation:

1.At a command prompt, type: dcomcnfg.exe.
The Distributed COM Configuration Properties dialog box is displayed.
2.Click the Default Security tab.
3.In the Default Access Permissions section, click Edit.
4.Ensure that you have "Allow Access" beside your name.
5. If you do not have "Allow Access" next to your name,
either modify an existing profile or create a new profile
that has the necessary permissions.
6. Apply all the changes and attempt to run Setup.


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/295278
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#4 queeg5000

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 05:50 PM

Thanks guys. :huh:




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