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SAPinst has detected a pending installation

I uninstalled the Sneak Preview SAP WAS Developer Edition and then tried to install it again. However, when I start the SAPinst program, the following error message will always appear:

- SAPinst has detected a pending installation.In order to reliably continue this installation, SAPinst has to reboot the machine.

Then I reboot and run SAPinst again. However, the same message appears. I have removed the folder "Programs Files\SAPinst" and start again, the message still appears.

One thing was that I used the "Add or remove program" in Windows XP rather than use the SAPinst to uninstall it. I guess it may cause this problem.

How can I manually delete everthing so that I can re-install the WAS developer edition?

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    Nov 02, 2003 at 10:11 AM

    Hi,

    Try Uninstall option of SAPinst to get rid of error message first. I think, that process will check and

    delete the unnecessary files. So you can install it again.

    Thanks

    Vinod

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    • Former Member Former Member

      Helo,

      You need to check the registry for any related information. If so delete that also. Install procedure check this registry for the components.

      Vinod

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    Former Member
    Nov 02, 2003 at 03:58 PM

    I have tried it and the error message still exists. Is there anything that SAPinst will detect for a pending installation?

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