Fix for A newer version of OneDrive is installed error

Recently I was being bugged by OneDrive not starting; as a O365 user I wasn’t able to use OneDrive with NGSC (Next Generation Sync Client) to download files on the go.

If you face a similar situation, follow these steps, in this particular order – if possible.

  • Navigate to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\OneDrive & delete it. i.e, Delete the OneDrive registry keys under the Microsoft folder.
  • Use Revo Uninstaller, while I used the pro version, the free version can also be used; no difference. Just run it, pre-configure it to do a back up of the registry and also a system restore point. It will try and run the native uninstaller & nothing will happen. Once you see the ‘Scan/Next’, click on it and remove all registry keys and left over files it displays.
  • Sign Out & Reboot.
  • Do not download the usual OneDrive installer from https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-in/download, that will be 24,XXX KB on disk; this is unusable. Get the one from here https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkid=844652, it should be 25,239 KB on disk. Install this, open OneDrive settings & click on “Add an account”
  • Navigate to C:\Users\Karthikeyan\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs & delete all previous OneDrive shortcuts. Goes without saying, replace my name with your user directory name.
  • Create a new shortcut and point it to C:\Users\Karthikeyan\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OneDrive\OneDrive.exe
  • Pin this new shortcut to the start screen or to the taskbar & use this to launch OneDrive moving forward.

That is all! Now you can actually use OneDrive as it is supposed to work 🙂

Hat-Tip to the following sources:

LincolnLog’s reply – https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/09425bf9-55ee-4ade-831c-b4650799dd59/a-newer-version-of-onedrive-is-installed?forum=win10itprogeneral

Someone in UV – https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/262982-onedrive-archive/suggestions/18734299-fix-a-newer-version-is-installed-and-onedrive-fa

Microsoft might have a chance of saving Qualcomm’s 810

Microsoft might have a chance of saving Snapdragon 810 with Windows Mobile.
I’m talking about the heat issues of Snapdragon 810 and how Windows Mobile may overcome it.

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Speculations on the path to Windows 10

How Microsoft sends out Windows 10 to the masses is still a mystery. Or is it?

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Its Time, Its Done – Nokia is now a part of Microsoft

Nokia Devices & Services and Microsoft Deal Closes

We all knew it right from the time Symbian was sacked and Nokia was in a confusing state of how to move forward from there. For better or worse Stephen Elop the CEO of Nokia at that point in time chose to go with Microsoft’s Mobile Operating System the Windows Phone OS. If it had went towards the Android side, then there won’t be a Samsung now. If they have stayed with Symbian, who on earth will know what their stand might look like now. For better or worse, Symbian and Meego was sacked and Nokia went all-in with Windows Phone. Continue reading “Its Time, Its Done – Nokia is now a part of Microsoft”

Why Microsoft should provide people with a blogging platform

We all know Blogger by Google Inc and WordPress is ruling the blogging world. If one desires to start a blog for him/her self, they have to go with either a x.blogspot.com or an x.wordpress.com. Mostly that’d be the case cause people trying their hand on blogging, won’t register a domain name & hosting for themselves (nor would they self-host from their home pc). So at the end of the day your chances are narrowed. You have to go with either one of those. so dare i say, blogging world is a space waiting to be filled, filled by the good old Microsoft. Microsoft has the money and ability to do that. But the thing is they just don’t see the opportunity they have. If they start one, they might have audiences from the anti-google side. And also they can watch and learn and improvise, cause both the above said platforms has been here for a very long time now. How about integrating SkyDrive storage, Bing to the blog? How about baking it deep into the Microsoft ecosystem? Why don’t you bake it into the Windows Live Writer? Off-course Google fanboys go ahead and laugh at you that you’re following the foot steps of Google, which is actually true cause you should have done it by now. Take a leap of faith, take a survey asking will you switch to or start a blog, if we decide to provide a blogging platform? and check for yourselves. And as per the saying ” strike the iron while its still hot ” goes, do it dear Microsoft while you’re still capable of doing it. After all i’d prefer to blog from http://worldof.blog/ratkutti rather than http://ratkutti.blogspot.com. Register a catchy & apt domain name, and just launch your very own blogging platform. I remember something about windows live spaces, but that is now just redirecting to my outlook inbox. Perhaps its just me but still, pouring my thoughts out is the reason why this blog was given life for.

Things Microsoft has to implement, for making Internet Explorer ‘The’ web browser, once and for all.

  • while installing and after installing under advanced options give the option for users to select the rendering engine. Or perhaps a webkit tab option builtin like the ietab extension for firefox or the chrome frame for ie


  • Or take a leap further and maintain a list which has the details about the load times for a site both in Trident, Webkit and Presto. And use the rendering engine which has the lowest of the load time. And this list should be kept on Microsoft servers/data farms on every country, which will also act as a proxy if needed and by thus compresses and saves data (like Opera Mini) for millions of user base of Windows


  • And a password manager which doesn’t ask for can i save this password stuff. It should first ask this “is it a private pc or public” if its public it should never save any passwords and if its private, it should save every password and should offer no questions asked one click login. And also the option to change from private to public and vice versa under advanced options
  • No need of themes, but offer to change the default blue color of IE to black, red or etc. You know you can change the color of the top most tab like stuff on outlook, i’m talking about something like that. Imagine replacing the blue ie with a black ie. It’d also save power on led displays
  • Automatically run on single process on single core cpu and multiple process on multi core cpu’s utilizing its multi threading capabilities and more on that here


  • Give us a opera like new tab page where we can pin multiple sites and easily go to them via one click without the need to type anything in the url bar

i’m not aware whether how much smooth all these things can be if at all implemented, but hey that doesn’t stop me from telling it. And not now at all since i know that Microsoft is now listing from users like never before for instance the user voice for windows phone etc. If you agree with any of these points above in the blog post, please spread the word. Buffer this page, and let it reach people and thus microsoft, after all i’ve just started blogging and i do need some word of mouth.

-Rat Kutti.