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Trouble uninstalling PsychoPy

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#1

Hello everyone,

I’ve had PsychoPy version PsychoPy2_PY3 1.90.3 installed on my computer since summer of 2018. However, with the release of the new IDE I wanted to uninstall the old version and install the new one (I tried this around 2 weeks ago), but my computer (Windows 10 64-bit) won’t let me uninstall the 1.90.3 version nor will it let me install the 3.0 version. The error it raises is that I don’t have the permission (even though this is my personal computer and I have the admin privileges), even after I changed the permissions setting in the file, user, control panel etc. Can anyone help me out with uninstalling and installing PsychoPy IDE?

Thanks


#2

You should be able to install PsychoPy3 without even uninstalling 1.90 (version 3 should install happily alongside version 2). I’m afraid I don’t know why you’d get a permissions issue if you are admin. Sometimes on Windows machines you have to right-click and “Run as admin” so maybe that’s needed but I think for an installer it usually automatically escalates you to admin as needed.