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3DS MAX Already Installed

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12-11-2012 08:55 PM

   Hi, I have been trying to install my copy of 3ds max student edition for a while now. I recently had a harddrive change in which I swithced from win 7 to win 8 and my boot drive was switched from a HDD to a SSD. I still have the original boot drive pluged in with all the original data, but I am not booting off of it. My problem is that when I try to install 3ds max, it says it it already installed. I did remove the old install because it was giving me an error. Only thing is, I had to do it by deleting the folder, since the uninstaller was not working. I then deleted EVERY SINGE FILE titled Autodesk from my computer. I also deleted all the registry files with "autodesk" I could find. I even used CCleaner, RegCure, and Revo Uninstaller to remove any left over registry files or folders. It is still not working. If I try using RegScanner for "autodesk", it comes up with things I already deleted, and won't let me delete them either. Help me please!

 

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Re: 3DS MAX Already Installed

12-11-2012 09:10 PM in reply to: dendens2

Nevermind, it took me 30 minutes to realize the Fix It "run now" button on the side is not an ad. >.> and it fixed my problem. 

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Re: 3DS MAX Already Installed

12-11-2012 09:36 PM in reply to: dendens2

I now get an error in the middle of installation saying mental ray can't install. It asks to makesure I have privileges, which I do. 

 

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Re: 3DS MAX Already Installed

12-12-2012 07:52 AM in reply to: dendens2

Nevermind I just created another autodesk folder in the autodesk folder and installed it there. That fixed the problem.

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Re: 3DS MAX Already Installed

10-31-2013 06:25 AM in reply to: dendens2
I have the same problem, but I can't solve it.
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Re: 3DS MAX Already Installed

10-31-2013 07:54 AM in reply to: keidstud

keidstud,

 

First, run the MSFixit tool and try to install. This works in 95% of cases.

http://support.microsoft.com/mats/Program_Install_and_Uninstall\

 

If this does not help, you can try to delete keys in your registry. There should be one or two keys that once you delete them you can install. One is for the product and one is for the language pack.

 

We are looking for the keys in this folder.(Max should have 2)

 

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\

 

I would search this registry key/folder location for your product name, and delete the two keys and then try to install.

 

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Re: 3DS MAX Already Installed

01-12-2015 12:47 AM in reply to: dendens2

How exactly did you fix the problem you were getting when you were at the installing step? I'm having huge difficulties with mi-raysat error coming up 3/4 through the installation process. 

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