Uninstall error: This operation requires elevated privileges. Restart by inserting the product DVD/CD into the media player and double-clicking the setup.exe file. This setup will now abort - MapInfo Pro

Products affected: MapInfo Pro™

Issue

Error " This operation requires elevated privileges. Restart by inserting the product DVD/CD into the media player and double-clicking the setup.exe file. This setup will now abort." occurs when trying to remove MapInfo Pro.

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Cause

This is likely due to a permissions issue.

Resolution

UPDATED: December 3, 2019
1. If the MapInfo Pro setup.exe is available then follow these steps:
  • Go to the installer file of MapInfo Pro on the machine
  • Double click on "setup.exe".
  • It would show three option (i.e Modify,Repair, Remove)
  • Select 'Remove' option and click 'Next'.
  • This action will uninstall MapInfo Pro from machine.

2. If MapInfo Pro setup.exe is not available then you can try to uninstall the MapInfo Pro application silently:

Type the following in Run Window
msiexec.exe /x {<UninstallKey>} /q

<UninstallKey> : The uninstall key(product code) is unique to each version of MapInfo Pro. 
These keys are in the registry at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\
Copy the key and replace in the above command.

The Uninstall Key will be something similar to D25E6D07-2118-4413-8031-E9383621D139 (For reference purpose only)

If these steps do not resolve the issue then contact Tech Support directly