Cannot uninstall Docker for Windows

Nope, that script, along with every other powershell script I’ve tried did not work for me.

I ended up running process monitor on the Docker for Windows.exe installer program figuring it was checking some dumb stupid file or registry key that isn’t obvious to anyone or anything else.

So it ended up being some key in HKCR\Installer\UpgradeCodes that I found it was reading. When I blew that away it FINALLY proceeded into thinking it was a fresh install!

If anyone has any such similar problem and after completely manually obliterating everything to do with docker on your machine and the package still refuses to install, run Process Monitor on the installer executable and filter on just the registry key reads. Find the key that it successfully reads under HKCR\Installer\UpgradeCodes and blow it away.

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