I had installed the BI Publisher Desktop s/w an year ago, but it got corrupted. I tried to uninstall the current one by going to "Add or Remove Programs" bu it complained that it cant find the uninstall file "XMLP***.msi". So I tried to install a new one hoping this would uninstall old one automatically, so downloaded the latest version (10.1.3.4.0) from Oracle website. When I try to install it, it asked me to uninstall old one and retry. I have searched for the all entries for "BI Publisher" in Registry and deleted but it still happens. I am not sure what my alternatives are to install and use this BI Publisher application. Plz advise.
Related to this (not guaranteed to be) is that the template builder "dot" file used by Word is still present under C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Microsoft\Word\STARTUP (look for TemplateBuilder.dot). Remove traces of this file, plus the C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Application Data\Oracle\BIPublisher folder.
I couldnt find that file at the location you quoted, so I guess that wasnt the problem in my case. Thanks for your idea though.
Luckily, I was able to install using the older version "XML Publisher" 5.6.2 instead of the "BI Publisher" 10.xx.
3. Look for "Oracle BI Publisher Desktop" in the "Uninstall" folder.
4. For those entries with a random name enclosed with brackets, find "Oracle BI Publisher Desktop" using the "Display Name"
5. Right-click and delete it. Verify that the sofware does not show in the list of installed software.
6. You will be able to install Oracle BI Publisher Desktop after this.
I haven't directly uninstalled the BI Publisher. The BI Publisher directory corrupted and I was uninstall the same. After doing the same, I tried to install the new one. But its asking me to remove the previously installed one, when I click on YES, after some time its showing an error saying that the directory corrupted and can't be Uninstall.
I have tried with the software you mentioned, but I don't have the BI Publisher in the "Programs and Features " list as it was removed earlier.
Please let me know how to uninstall this software properly.