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Add/Remove keeps popping up

 
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dlipkie
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:36 am    Post subject: Add/Remove keeps popping up Reply with quote

Ever since I install an update to a piece of software on my cellphone pda running windows mobile 6, whenever I attach my PDA to do a sync the Add/Remove Programs dialog pops up. I click OK because the checked programs are the ones I want on my PDA. NO intall/uninstall seems to happen. The sync completes and the next time I connect the same thing happens. Is there some sort of "pending installs" queue that I need to clear?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a page dedicated to exactly this rather common problem:

http://www.pocketpcfaq.com/raj/AppMgr.html

This involves doing a small registry edit, so read carefully, and of course when in doubt be sure to export a given piece of the registry to somewhere safe before doing the edit. That way if it fails or causes a problem, you can simply import that REG file again to repair the damage.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:34 am    Post subject: Problem solved Reply with quote

I did a lot of web searching and found references to doing Regedit (e.g. http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsmobileactivesync/thread/bde276e4-c6db-4688-978f-7c5b39797169/). The registry keys suggested didnít' seem to be my problem. BUT I then did a registry search on "Windows CE Services" and found the following key

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows CE Services\AppMgr\Apps\LinkeSOFT Secret!

That had a subkey PendingInstall that had a value 1.

I just renamed the subkey to PendingInstall_prev and PRESTO Ö no more popups.
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