[Solved]Lost Opera after Windows upgrade yesterday 8/14/19
burnout426 last edited by
You can do some manual cleanup of Opera first and then install it via the offline installer. (If you want.)
Delete "C:\Program Files\Opera" if it's there.
Delete "C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\local\Programs\Opera" if it's there.
Delete all files and folders in "C:\windows\temp".
Delete all files and folders in "C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\local\temp".
Load up the Windows Task Scheduler and delete all the Opera tasks.
Delete any Opera shortcuts you see.
Unpin any Opera icons on the taskbar. (Then, restart Explorer via the task manager or just restart Windows.)
In the registry (via regedit) looks for Opera keys under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall" and delete the Opera keys. That'll get rid of the Opera Opera uninstall entry. Look in "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall" too.
Delete "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Opera Software" if it's there.
Delete "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Opera Software" if it's there.
Delete "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Clients\StartMenuInternet\OperaStable" if it's there.
Delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Clients\StartMenuInternet\OperaStable" if it's there.
Delete "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\OperaStable" if it's there.
Delete "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\OperaStable" if it's there.
Delete "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Software\Classes\OperaStable" if it's there.
Delete "C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software" and "C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\local\Opera Software" to delete all your Opera profiles and data.
Delete any "OperaBeta" and "OperaDeveloper" keys and tasks etc. you see too if you want.
Download this specific setup file of Opera, launch it, click "options", set "install path to "C:\Program Files\Opera", set "install for" to "all users", uncheck "import data from default browser", check "make Opera default browser" (if you want) and install.
Then, you should be good to go. If that still doesn't work, create a new windows user and try again there.
burnout426 last edited by
The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000022).
Looking up the error on Google, I see https://www.thewindowsclub.com/the-application-was-unable-to-start-correctly-0xc0000022-when-opening-adobe-apps as the first result. Might help.
albiceleste101 last edited by
@burnout426 OMG OMG, you are so amazing!! That did the trick, I clicked launch first and instead of options the first time, but then it worked like a charm the second time. I am happy beyond words...! I really thought all was lost. Bless your heart...!
that's how every programmer feels when their code finally works
dilynn25 last edited by
Thank you to everyone that took the time to help me with my problem. You are an amazing bunch of very, very intelligent people...God bless