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Unable to delete program from control panel

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    helen108 Guest

    Unable to delete program from control panel

    I have a Canon camera. I have tried uninstalling a Canon program from the
    control panel. It will not uninstall. I have tried using the uninstall.exe
    from the Common Files/Canon. It won't uninstall. Canon couldn't help me at
    all. We tried several different things, even a system restore. Nothing
    works. Any suggestions?
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    helen108

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  3. #2


    Jason Guest

    RE: Unable to delete program from control panel

    Reinstall?


    Post Originated from http://www.VistaForums.com Vista Support Forums

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  4. #3


    helen108 Guest

    RE: Unable to delete program from control panel

    It doesn't solve the problem. To reinstall, all Canon programs need to be
    removed.
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    helen108


    "Jason" wrote:

    > Reinstall?
    >
    >
    > Post Originated from http://www.VistaForums.com Vista Support Forums
    >

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    Re: Unable to delete program from control panel

    Ya, reinstall the program...maybe some files got removed from the folder. Then uninstall it.

    Does it allow you to "repair" the program?

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    t-4-2 Guest

    Re: Unable to delete program from control panel


    <helen108> wrote in message
    news:4F703560-A3B3-4990-8834-CB7D0D2EAF63@xxxxxx

    >I have a Canon camera. I have tried uninstalling a Canon program from the
    > control panel. It will not uninstall. I have tried using the
    > uninstall.exe
    > from the Common Files/Canon. It won't uninstall. Canon couldn't help me
    > at
    > all. We tried several different things, even a system restore. Nothing
    > works. Any suggestions?
    > --
    > helen108
    Hello Helen,
    Have you tried "Take ownership of an item" option? If not , Here is the
    link :
    Take Ownership of file
    After you have it installed, go to that Canon program,right click on it,
    click Take Ownership, then unintall it.
    Let me know if it works or not.


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    helen108 Guest

    Re: Unable to delete program from control panel

    I've tried it. Doesn't work. It doesn't allow me to repair. I've have
    installed and uninstalled. I've even done a system restore. Nothing will
    allow me to uninstall that program.
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    helen108


    "bobblehead1706" wrote:

    >
    > Ya, reinstall the program...maybe some files got removed from the
    > folder. Then uninstall it.
    >
    > Does it allow you to "repair" the program?
    >
    >
    > --
    > bobblehead1706
    >

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  8. #7


    Nonny Guest

    Re: Unable to delete program from control panel

    On Wed, 28 May 2008 10:58:06 -0700, helen108 <helen108> wrote:

    >I've tried it. Doesn't work. It doesn't allow me to repair. I've have
    >installed and uninstalled. I've even done a system restore. Nothing will
    >allow me to uninstall that program.
    There is always the extreme measure: go into the registry and delete
    every reference to the program and/or the camera.

    Not for the faint-of-heart.

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  9. #8


    helen108 Guest

    Re: Unable to delete program from control panel

    I clicked on the link and I'm so confused I have no idea what to do. First
    of all, do I have to download something to do this??? Second, he starts
    listing things as related links, then he comes to METHOD ONE: Automatic Way:
    Through the Context (right click) Menu: 1. See How to take ownership to the
    contex menu in Vista. WHAT IS THE CONTEXT?????? I'm trying to get rid of a
    folder in my control panel under programs. I'm not sure what these
    directions point to.
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    helen108


    "t-4-2" wrote:

    >
    > <helen108> wrote in message
    > news:4F703560-A3B3-4990-8834-CB7D0D2EAF63@xxxxxx

    > >I have a Canon camera. I have tried uninstalling a Canon program from the
    > > control panel. It will not uninstall. I have tried using the
    > > uninstall.exe
    > > from the Common Files/Canon. It won't uninstall. Canon couldn't help me
    > > at
    > > all. We tried several different things, even a system restore. Nothing
    > > works. Any suggestions?
    > > --
    > > helen108
    > Hello Helen,
    > Have you tried "Take ownership of an item" option? If not , Here is the
    > link :
    > Take Ownership of file
    > After you have it installed, go to that Canon program,right click on it,
    > click Take Ownership, then unintall it.
    > Let me know if it works or not.
    >
    >

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  10. #9


    helen108 Guest

    Re: Unable to delete program from control panel

    Also, where am I supposed to take ownership of this program??? In the
    control panel??? I'm not a computer person. I don't know about all this
    stuff. The entire tutorial was like greek to me. There are so many things
    listed I have no idea which one I'm supposed to do.
    --
    helen108


    "t-4-2" wrote:

    >
    > <helen108> wrote in message
    > news:4F703560-A3B3-4990-8834-CB7D0D2EAF63@xxxxxx

    > >I have a Canon camera. I have tried uninstalling a Canon program from the
    > > control panel. It will not uninstall. I have tried using the
    > > uninstall.exe
    > > from the Common Files/Canon. It won't uninstall. Canon couldn't help me
    > > at
    > > all. We tried several different things, even a system restore. Nothing
    > > works. Any suggestions?
    > > --
    > > helen108
    > Hello Helen,
    > Have you tried "Take ownership of an item" option? If not , Here is the
    > link :
    > Take Ownership of file
    > After you have it installed, go to that Canon program,right click on it,
    > click Take Ownership, then unintall it.
    > Let me know if it works or not.
    >
    >

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    Dave Guest

    Re: Unable to delete program from control panel

    helen108 wrote:

    > Also, where am I supposed to take ownership of this program??? In the
    > control panel??? I'm not a computer person. I don't know about all
    > this stuff. The entire tutorial was like greek to me. There are so
    > many things listed I have no idea which one I'm supposed to do.
    >
    For somebody that is ' not a computer person ' you seem to know a lot.
    You know where to find an uninstall.exe file outside of Control Panel.
    That means you know your way around using Explorer and you know about exe files.
    And then you ask " What is the Context ????"
    It's strange how you found this exe file in the Common Files/Canon folder. My Vista doesn't
    have a Common Files tree.

    Nice try.
    ..




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