Since upgrading from v3 to v4 with my new machine, about 2 years old, did not present any problems, and since the upgrade from v3 to v4 on my older machine, about 4 years old, did, (both having Win XP Pro SP3, the newer French, the older English), I assumed the remnants of Comodo I found in the registry of the older machine, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Software\Comodo, were from an installation of Comodo that was OLDER than 2 years ago, and probably not searched for by the registry cleaning segment of the installation process in v4. Note that my older machine has had Comodo installed from the very beginning, that is 4 years ago.
This is why I included an exported version of the above registry key in my email report, so you could look at it and determine which previous version of Comodo had created it. Note that the 5th key you asked me to delete included an additional \Firewall Pro subkey which I did not find. I nonetheless deleted the whole key after exporting it. This is another indication that the key I found was older and not looked for by the current upgrade process. I cannot explain why Revo Unistaller did not find it and remove it, as it included the Comodo name.
I did not follow your instructions to use the Windows uninstaller, but chose rather to use Revo Uninstaller freeware, which I have been using for 3 or 4 years now, for 2 reasons. 1) I trust it far more than I do the Windows uninstaller, and 2), you yourself recommended using it in your instructions for converting from v3 to v4.
I cannot recommend to you whether or not the method I used, Revo Uninstall, Advanced Mode, then looking for five specific registry keys you asked me to look for and remove, should be added to your instructions for upgrading from v3 to v4. This combination worked very well, as v4 installed without a problem. I would recommend it to any one who gets the same error message I did. It could also work with other v3 to v4 installation problems, but I cannot attest to this, my knowledge being superficial at best.
But this combination is relatively simple and compact, and it worked at the first try for me !! So who knows ? Maybe you could offer it as a quickie alternative.