Error while installing SharePoint 2013 Customer Preview

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I tried to install SharePoint 2013 Customer  Preview so that I could see how to organize and share my projects effectively but I got a setback. Process failed saying that I had previous versions but I do not have any other version installed as far as I know. Please help.

Error – Setup has detected previous versions of this product on your computer. Setup can’t continue while these are installed. Please remove the previous version before restarting this version’s Setup program. If you want to upgrade your existing content and services, you should review the upgrade documentation to determine the correct process to use for your environment. The upgrade documentation is available here:

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Error while installing SharePoint 2013 Customer Preview


Resolution 1:

  • On your computer, go to run under programs and then type regedit, and then press enter.
  • Locate the following directory: HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftShared ToolsWeb Server Extensions14.0
  • Delete all folders under 14.0 and then retry the installation.
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Resolution 2:

A re-installation of the operating system will be required if re-installation of SharePoint is necessary.



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