Error in SAPINST Service marked for deletion on Windows

Symptom: While doing refresh on Windows using SAPINST you get the following error:
"Service marked for deletion"

Solution: This happens as SAPINST tries to delete the existing SAP Service from services.msc and create a new one with same name. Please follow the procedure below to resolve this.

GOTO run and type regedit

1. Stop the service you want to remove

2. Find the registry entry:


4. Find the service name there and delete it.

Also you can run sc delete from cmd

Note: Please be careful while handling Microsoft registry as it can cause non-reverse-able damage to your system.

Then restart SAPINST and continue old installation

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