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RC1: How do you get rid of Uninstalled Programs?

  1. #1


    =?Utf-8?B?bWlrd2l6?= Guest

    RC1: How do you get rid of Uninstalled Programs?

    If I uninstalled a program from Control Panel, and the program didn't
    uninstall correctly for some cheap error reason, and then deleted the files
    under Program Files and User Files, etc., but the Cheap ass Britannica still
    shows in the Control Panel Programs on your System list: How does one get rid
    of that program in the list AND make sure its removed from all other files on
    the computer that the Cheap Ass Britannica uninstaller probably failed to get
    rid of?

    --
    Buddha Bless You

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  2. #2


    Techno-Crat Guest

    Re: How do you get rid of Uninstalled Programs?

    Your issue resides in registry entries
    if your good and feel safe in the registry then edit the installer and
    uninstaller keys
    how ever if the program did not uninstall right
    reinstall and remove it again
    x your fingers
    remember this is beta so the uninstaller may not work
    If the program installed using a MS installer
    then there is a tool that can help
    keep in mind it may not work properly in Vista.

    http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;290301


    "mikwiz" <mikwiz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:3FF24DBD-291D-40BC-A848-059664BB0FA4@microsoft.com...
    > If I uninstalled a program from Control Panel, and the program didn't
    > uninstall correctly for some cheap error reason, and then deleted the
    > files
    > under Program Files and User Files, etc., but the Cheap ass Britannica
    > still
    > shows in the Control Panel Programs on your System list: How does one get
    > rid
    > of that program in the list AND make sure its removed from all other files
    > on
    > the computer that the Cheap Ass Britannica uninstaller probably failed to
    > get
    > rid of?
    >
    > --
    > Buddha Bless You



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    =?Utf-8?B?bWlrd2l6?= Guest

    Re: How do you get rid of Uninstalled Programs?

    Thanks for all of the useful suggestions. Will do.

    --
    Buddha Bless You


    "Techno-Crat" wrote:

    > Your issue resides in registry entries
    > if your good and feel safe in the registry then edit the installer and
    > uninstaller keys
    > how ever if the program did not uninstall right
    > reinstall and remove it again
    > x your fingers
    > remember this is beta so the uninstaller may not work
    > If the program installed using a MS installer
    > then there is a tool that can help
    > keep in mind it may not work properly in Vista.
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;290301
    >
    >
    > "mikwiz" <mikwiz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:3FF24DBD-291D-40BC-A848-059664BB0FA4@microsoft.com...
    > > If I uninstalled a program from Control Panel, and the program didn't
    > > uninstall correctly for some cheap error reason, and then deleted the
    > > files
    > > under Program Files and User Files, etc., but the Cheap ass Britannica
    > > still
    > > shows in the Control Panel Programs on your System list: How does one get
    > > rid
    > > of that program in the list AND make sure its removed from all other files
    > > on
    > > the computer that the Cheap Ass Britannica uninstaller probably failed to
    > > get
    > > rid of?
    > >
    > > --
    > > Buddha Bless You

    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Max Guest

    Re: How do you get rid of Uninstalled Programs?

    To remove from the Programs (uninstall) List--until a reliable registry
    cleaner is released for Vista, open Regedit (from "Run" will do) and go to:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
    Go to the key for the offending product, and delete it. Reboot, gone from
    List.

    As for the leftover Cheap Ass files, delete it's folder, of course--but if
    things are left behind in Windows, System, System32, etc, best to leave them
    alone unless you are POSITIVE that a particular file was installed by your
    Cheap Ass Program.

    --
    Maxwell BooDuh Bluemeanie
    "mikwiz" <mikwiz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:3FF24DBD-291D-40BC-A848-059664BB0FA4@microsoft.com...
    > If I uninstalled a program from Control Panel, and the program didn't
    > uninstall correctly for some cheap error reason, and then deleted the
    > files
    > under Program Files and User Files, etc., but the Cheap ass Britannica
    > still
    > shows in the Control Panel Programs on your System list: How does one get
    > rid
    > of that program in the list AND make sure its removed from all other files
    > on
    > the computer that the Cheap Ass Britannica uninstaller probably failed to
    > get
    > rid of?
    >
    > --
    > Buddha Bless You



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    =?Utf-8?B?bWlrd2l6?= Guest

    Re: How do you get rid of Uninstalled Programs?

    LOL!!! And DOUBLE THANKS!!!

    --
    Buddha Bless You


    "Max" wrote:

    > To remove from the Programs (uninstall) List--until a reliable registry
    > cleaner is released for Vista, open Regedit (from "Run" will do) and go to:
    > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
    > Go to the key for the offending product, and delete it. Reboot, gone from
    > List.
    >
    > As for the leftover Cheap Ass files, delete it's folder, of course--but if
    > things are left behind in Windows, System, System32, etc, best to leave them
    > alone unless you are POSITIVE that a particular file was installed by your
    > Cheap Ass Program.
    >
    > --
    > Maxwell BooDuh Bluemeanie
    > "mikwiz" <mikwiz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:3FF24DBD-291D-40BC-A848-059664BB0FA4@microsoft.com...
    > > If I uninstalled a program from Control Panel, and the program didn't
    > > uninstall correctly for some cheap error reason, and then deleted the
    > > files
    > > under Program Files and User Files, etc., but the Cheap ass Britannica
    > > still
    > > shows in the Control Panel Programs on your System list: How does one get
    > > rid
    > > of that program in the list AND make sure its removed from all other files
    > > on
    > > the computer that the Cheap Ass Britannica uninstaller probably failed to
    > > get
    > > rid of?
    > >
    > > --
    > > Buddha Bless You

    >
    >


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