Windows 10: Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14986 for PC Insider

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  1. Posts : 14,411
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       31 Dec 2016 #771

    torre said: View Post
    I did a clean install with 14986 but have a Google Chrome registry key in HKCU which cannot be deleted. I manually removed Chrome(deleting registry keys, folders, checked for hidden folders) prior to the install.

    Any ideas ? Spyware, etc ? Message when trying to delete "Cannot delete google. Error while deleting key"


    Attachment 115442
    If your ISO came straight from Microsoft to you, probably not spyware.

    When you installed, did you format the Windows partition before installing? And then, when it asked how to install, did you choose custom?
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  2. Posts : 621
    WinX Pro x64 IP v14986
       31 Dec 2016 #772

    Looks like a default setting for some component, and since it points to what looks like edge, the best thing I can think of is reinstall Chrome, make it the default browser, then uninstall again.
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  3. Posts : 255
    Win 10 Home Build 1703 64bit
       31 Dec 2016 #773

    Wynona said: View Post
    .

    When you installed, did you format the Windows partition before installing? And then, when it asked how to install, did you choose custom?
    Yes, on both.
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  4. Posts : 255
    Win 10 Home Build 1703 64bit
       31 Dec 2016 #774

    johngalt said: View Post
    Looks like a default setting for some component, and since it points to what looks like edge, the best thing I can think of is reinstall Chrome, make it the default browser, then uninstall again.
    Thanks, may try. But any idea why the key can't be deleted ?
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  5. Posts : 621
    WinX Pro x64 IP v14986
       31 Dec 2016 #775

    torre said: View Post
    Thanks, may try. But any idea why the key can't be deleted ?
    Because it is pointing to an active default is my guess
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  6. Posts : 14,411
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       31 Dec 2016 #776

    torre said: View Post
    Yes, on both.
    If your ISO came direct from Microsoft, then I'd try JohnGalt's solution if it were me. That may be a bit more work, but if it's a solution, then you are ahead.
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  7.    31 Dec 2016 #777

    It's not something to do with browser choice is it?
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  8. Posts : 621
    WinX Pro x64 IP v14986
       31 Dec 2016 #778

    kado897 said: View Post
    It's not something to do with browser choice is it?
    That is what I was thinking. By installing Chrome and then making it default, joyfully it will cost that key / associate it with Chrome, so the uninstall will allow it to be removed this time around.
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  9. Posts : 255
    Win 10 Home Build 1703 64bit
       31 Dec 2016 #779

    Still receive message "Cannot delete Google. Error while deleting key"


    I tried 3 different scenarios: (Google Chrome Dev was original download and was default browser on previous 1607)

    - Reinstalled Chrome Dev, made default, and uninstalled.

    - Reinstalled Chrome Dev, did not make default, and uninstalled.

    - Reinstalled regular Chrome, made default and uninstalled.


    Should note that 14986 in only OS on this laptop and was installed after a drive format. The link was the ISO posted a few pages back.

    Thanks for the ideas so far.
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  10. Posts : 255
    Win 10 Home Build 1703 64bit
       31 Dec 2016 #780

    Ran RevoUninstaller which identified the leftover registry key but could not uninstall it. When I clicked "Delete" on Revo it flashed but did not uninstall the key.


    Thanks for your help. I will try other scenarios and likely will go back to 1607 and reinstall 14986. Will report anything significant.
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