Win10 upgrade asking me to uninstall already-removed Acronis software  

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  1. Posts : 850
    Win 10
       #21

    lbeachmike said:
    Powershell is not installed. Is it a free tool I can install to execute the command you recommended?
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  2. Posts : 92
    Windows 7 - trying to upgrade
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       #22

    Thanks @https://www.tenforums.com/members/f14tomcat.html

    Nothing is found by Revo. And I've already cleaned any breadcrumbs, so there is nothing for me to point it to.

    The Windows 10 installer is finding some record of "Acronis True Image" somewhere, but given that I cannot find anything more, is this potentially buggy behavior? Perhaps there is a Windows 10 installer log file that has not been purged?

    Are there any files in the OS that track what is installed and what is not? I'd assume that is all tracked in the registry keys. I have no idea what else Windows 10 Installer could be looking at.

    Does it only look in my C: drive? I do have a clone of the drive still mounted, but I'd not imagine it would be looking at anything other than the Windows installation it would be updating.
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    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #23

    lbeachmike said:
    Thanks @https://www.tenforums.com/members/f14tomcat.html

    Nothing is found by Revo. And I've already cleaned any breadcrumbs, so there is nothing for me to point it to.

    The Windows 10 installer is finding some record of "Acronis True Image" somewhere, but given that I cannot find anything more, is this potentially buggy behavior? Perhaps there is a Windows 10 installer log file that has not been purged?

    Are there any files in the OS that track what is installed and what is not? I'd assume that is all tracked in the registry keys. I have no idea what else Windows 10 Installer could be looking at.

    Does it only look in my C: drive? I do have a clone of the drive still mounted, but I'd not imagine it would be looking at anything other than the Windows installation it would be updating.
    Dismount all external drives, and try again. It's Windows, soooooooooooooooooo...........
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  4. Posts : 92
    Windows 7 - trying to upgrade
    Thread Starter
       #24

    f14tomcat said:
    Dismount all external drives, and try again. It's Windows, soooooooooooooooooo...........
    No way!
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  5. Posts : 1,200
    11 Home
       #25

    lbeachmike said:
    Any further ideas?
    Maybe, yes.
    Leftover Drivers? | Acronis Forum

    On a side note, to create my incremental images I only use the Bootable Media ISO of Acronis True Image, and I use it in concert with the little freeware utility called Ventoy, as Ventoy lets me select─from a boot menu─which ISO file I want to boot into so 1/ I never actually install Acronis and 2/ Ventoy also lets me put onto the same USB flash drive the installation ISO of my Windows 10 that I downloaded by following Option 3 from this tutorial:
    Download Windows 10 ISO File

    That said, due to the fact that the installation ISO of Windows 10 has everything that is offered by the WinRE (Windows Recovery Environment) partition plus more, this allows me to eliminate the WinRE partition from my internal SSD to free up some extra space on it.

    Further, I don't use BitLocker, and, due to the fact that the WinRE based Acronis Bootable Media ISO doesn't require the VSS (Volume Snapshot Service) for creating an image, therefore I am able to also eliminate the System Reserved partition, also in addition to this. (I.e., by using, before doing a clean install of Windows 10, the DISKPART utility to create a single partition of the absolute largest possibe size.)

    I do not use a separate partition to store my personal data, as there is simply no reason for me to do that. I mean, Acronis lets me specify which parts of my data I want to be excluded from my images, and, having two separate partitions only creates a barrier/obstacle where there is none.

    Finally, even though I am well aware that it is perfectly possible to create an image of a 'live' Windows ('live' = while Windows is actively running on the system), it is not entirely without problems, which is highly unfortunate to say the least. That in fact is why I never install Macrium Reflect either. And, the main reason why I use the bootable ISO of Acronis as opposed to that of Macrium is that the latter doesn't let me specify what to exclude from my image I want to create.
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    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #26

    lbeachmike said:
    No way!
    External, not internal. Did I miss something?
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  7. Posts : 4,635
    Windows 10 preview 64-bit Home
       #27

    You could try Everything from Void tools to search for Acronis. Upper case letters important in the search field and run as admin to delete files. Use with caution obviously (make an image first).

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    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #28

    Acronis, like Avast and a few others, implants reg entries and file entries with no obvious connection or reference to the name Acronis or any variation of it. Only the hard binaries of the app know how to interpret. So searching for Acronis with Everything (which I love, BTW) may be fruitless.
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  9. Posts : 4,635
    Windows 10 preview 64-bit Home
       #29

    f14tomcat said:
    Acronis, like Avast and a few others, implants reg entries and file entries with no obvious connection or reference to the name Acronis or any variation of it. Only the hard binaries of the app know how to interpret. So searching for Acronis with Everything (which I love, BTW) may be fruitless.
    but...but worth a try.. no?
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  10. Posts : 850
    Win 10
       #30

    @ibeachmike

    With no guarantee of success, you could use ProcMon to record the setup process up to the point where the error message appears and then upload the log file.
    I would then look at the log. If you want.
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