I'm running Window XP Media Center Edition on my notebook (dual boot with Linux).
A long time ago, I bought a scanner and installed the software that came with it including Omnipage 4SE.
Now, I need to do some OCR, so I went looking for it and didn't find it in the menus anywhere except for a broken link or two (must have gotten partially uninstalled). So I thought, "no problem, I'll just install the newer version (15) that I bought awhile ago and use that." Oh, well ... won't install because an older version is already installed (and it's too mongoloid to handle it). But, it didn't show up in add/remove programs.
Then, I did something stupid. I went into the program files and application data folders and manually deleted (permanently) all the Scansoft folders. That didn't help and then (hindsight is wonderful) I realized there might have been an uninstall program there.
I even ran my registry fixer, but it didn't find anything helpful.
So Omnipage 15 won't install.
Any ideas on how I can get past this? (I put in a support email to Scansoft, but I'm not holding my breath.)
Worst case, I might still be able to find the disk that came with my scanner, then reinstall and (hopefully) uninstall 4SE. I'm hoping I don't have to do that.
How does Omnipage know an older version is installed? It must be something in my "friend", the registry. And how do I get rid of it?
I do keep checkpoints and system restore points, but this install is so old, it's way too far back to go.