Thanks for supplying that information.
Since you do have PA6 on CD, I would remove all traces of PA6 on your computer. First use the Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs
, if PA6 is listed at all there. Next I would delete the Corel PA6 folders and files from the C:\Program Files.
Now you can also look in places like C:\Documents and Settings\Your User Name\Application Data\Corel
, for files and folders belonging to PA6, and delete them.
Most people are not comfortable messing the System Registry, as doing the wrong thing can have serious consequences to your system. Being around PCs, I'm used to it, and have no problems with it. The first and most import thing is to Back up the Registry before making any changes
- Press the Start button, go to Run and type in regedit. It will open with 2 panes, a folder structure on the left and information pane on the right.
- Go to File Menu>Export. This will export or backup your registry. Provide a name, which can be simply 07122011_backup. It will automatically assign the *.reg extension to it.
- Once you have it backed up, then go to Edit menu>Find. Notice the keyboard shortcuts, especially the F3 shortcut for Find Next. As the search will stop once it finds an entry, and you will need to restart it again from where you're at. Using F3 is the quickest means to go through the registry searches.
- Enter Corel Photo Album, in the Find what box, press Find Next.
- Once it has located an entry, look at what it has found, it should have some reference to Corel Photo Album 6.
- Once you're sure it is, with the entry selected (highlighted), press the Delete key. You'll receive a delete confirmation dialog, asking if you're sure you want to remove it. If you feel sure, acknowledge it.
- Press the F3 key to Find Next, and it will continue on without you having to re-enter your keywords to search for.
- When you have made it completely through the registry, it will tell you that it can't find anymore, click ok and close the Registry editor by clicking on the common window close icon in the upper right corner---X.
I will again state that if you don't feel comfortable editing the registry then don't. Deleting the wrong entries can render your system unusable.
Once the above is done, reboot your computer. Then insert your PA6 CD into the CD tray. This time I want you to right-click on it in Windows Explorer, and select Explore. Then look on the CD for a Setup.exe
file. You're going to bypass the autorun. Double click on the Setup.exe and see if it will install now.