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  Quicktime 7 will not uninstall form my system (Win XP MCE 03) *SOLVED* 
 
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Nathan Daniels Dec 28, 2006, 11:30am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Dec 28, 2006, 12:07pm EST

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This topic has split from another dead topic because the problem has become very serious. I can no longer go to any website with any for of media on it (except Flash) without FF2 crashing.

I installed Quicktime 7 a long time ago and since then it never worked. Now i got an iPod for x-mas (I wanted a Zune...) and I needed to install iTunes which i did. Now iTunes will not open at all, it comes up with an error as soon as i double click the icon. I did research and found that if Quicktime 7 is f'd up, then iTunes will not work at all. I need to uninstall Quicktime 7 for this to work. Reinstalling it won't help.

The only problem is that when I try to uninstall Quicktime whether by the Add/Remove Programs screen or just the Quicktime 7 Uninstaller, it comes up with a fatal error at the very end and everything is put back to the way it was!!! I cannot delete the files myself because when I try, it says they are write-protected or in use (but I know it is not th later)!
Even in safe mode!

SOLUTION:

After many hours and a few minutes of this topic being posted, I had an idea. I deleted the registry entries for all apple programs on my computer. Then when I tried to uninstall Quicktime one last time, IT WORKED!!!!


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Adam Kolak Dec 28, 2006, 11:37am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Quicktime 7 will not uninstall form my system (Win XP MCE 03)
I think you need Quicktime for iTunes to work.

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Nathan Daniels Dec 28, 2006, 11:43am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Dec 28, 2006, 11:46am EST

 
>> Re: Quicktime 7 will not uninstall form my system (Win XP MCE 03)
Water Drop said:
I think you need Quicktime for iTunes to work.


EXACTLY!

Like I said, if QT is f'd up, iTunes will not run. So, I need to uninstall both of them and install them again.

I think Apple knows of my pure hatred for them and they gave me a corrupt QT installer.

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Adam Kolak Dec 28, 2006, 12:04pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Quicktime 7 will not uninstall form my system (Win XP MCE 03)
Yeah just uninstall it all together.

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Nathan Daniels Dec 28, 2006, 12:07pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Quicktime 7 will not uninstall form my system (Win XP MCE 03) *SOLVED*
Water Drop said:
Yeah just uninstall it all together.


It didn't let me.

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phil Dec 28, 2006, 03:29pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Quicktime 7 will not uninstall form my system (Win XP MCE 03) *SOLVED*
take the ipod back to any bigbox store and echange it for store credit.. then use the store credit and get the Zune you've always wanted. (seriously)

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can't access HWA unless I use a proxy... lol

pfft ..f**k that! (almost sounds like work)
Nathan Daniels Dec 28, 2006, 04:05pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Quicktime 7 will not uninstall form my system (Win XP MCE 03) *SOLVED*
seems so heartless... it was a gift...

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phil Dec 28, 2006, 04:31pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Quicktime 7 will not uninstall form my system (Win XP MCE 03) *SOLVED*
im sure it would be very understandable.

.. the ipod's gonna give him grey hair... if he hasn't already pulled it all out by now!!!!

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can't access HWA unless I use a proxy... lol

pfft ..f**k that! (almost sounds like work)
Adam Kolak Dec 28, 2006, 04:35pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Quicktime 7 will not uninstall form my system (Win XP MCE 03) *SOLVED*
Bring it back probally would be best. Get a Zune or Creative.

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Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Dec 28, 2006, 04:35pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Quicktime 7 will not uninstall form my system (Win XP MCE 03) *SOLVED*
Pure n Simple, Dont use quick time and dont use iTunes, they both suck, find an alternative program.

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Nathan Daniels Dec 28, 2006, 04:56pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Quicktime 7 will not uninstall form my system (Win XP MCE 03) *SOLVED*
You guys are right. Quicktime left a huge folder in my system32 folder and there is absolutely no possible way to delete it...

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Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Dec 29, 2006, 01:24am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Quicktime 7 will not uninstall form my system (Win XP MCE 03) *SOLVED*
there is also probably entries in the registry under these Folders:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER +Software
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE +SOFTWARE
HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG +Software

Look for anything that Pertains to Apple, iPod, iTunes, Quick Time, if you find one that says, Apple ,Open it to see whats inside, if it pertains to iTunes or Quick Time Delete it.

and also there will probably be a Folder under
*:\Documents and Settings\*________*\Application Data and then in this folder
*:\Documents and Settings\*________*\Local Settings\Application Data
That pertains to Apple, iTunes, or Quick Time

[Replace *:\ with the Mainharddrive Letter-Usually C:\] (and Replace *_______* with user name your logged into under)

Also look in the *:\Program Files\ for Apple, iTunes, or Quick Time

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