View Full Version : Postgres 8.4 service remains

12-18-2009, 08:18 PM
I installed 8.4 using the one click installer from the postgres website and everything was fine (DB working etc) until I rebooted my computer and noticed that my installing postgres win7 had created an entirely new windows account called 'postgres,' in addition to my normal windows logon account. Is there a way to install 8.4 so that this doesnt happen?

I then deleted the user account called 'postgres' from the control panel and HEM was unable to connect. I uninstalled 8.4 from my main windows account and manually deleted the remnants of the 8.4 folder, planning to reinstall. However when I go to reinstall I get an error message that a 'service called postgresql 8.4 already exists.' Going in to task manager there is indeed a service called postgresql 8.4 running. I have disabled it but still get the same error message when trying to reinstall. How can I delete the service?

12-18-2009, 10:49 PM