HOWTO: Manually uninstall the iHomeServer Add-in on WHSv1

It is important when upgrading any add-in on Windows Home Server v1 that you uninstall the previous version of the add-in before copying the updated add-in file to the server's add-in folder and installing any newer version.  This is a long lamented and unfortunate design decision within WHSv1 which has fortunately been resolved in Windows Home Server 2011.

If you find yourself in the situation where you have attempted an upgrade without first uninstalling the previous version, you need to log into your server via RDP (Remote Desktop Connection) and manually uninstall iHomeServer from the Add/Remove Programs applet of your Control Panel.  Once uninstalled, you then need to use the registry editor (regedit.exe) to remove the relevant Add-In's registry key under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Home Server\RegisteredAdditions\

If you require step by step instructions, please look at this blog which gives an example for another add-in.  Simply follow these instructions, but apply it to iHomeServer instead of their example add-in:

If you have any further difficulties, please feel free to email support at [email protected]


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