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  1. #1


    RickB Guest

    Uninstall Missing in Programs Control Panel

    I needed to uninstall a program. So, I went Start-->Control
    Panel-->Programs-->Uninstall a Program. Once the windo populated the
    "Uninstall" option was missing for all prgrams. There was only "Organinize"
    and "View."

    I'm lost, any ideas?

    Thanks, Rick

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  3. #2


    JimR Guest

    Re: Uninstall Missing in Programs Control Panel

    "RickB" <RickB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1CA416C6-10BF-4CC1-AE64-31D73B5FC857@microsoft.com...
    >I needed to uninstall a program. So, I went Start-->Control
    > Panel-->Programs-->Uninstall a Program. Once the windo populated the
    > "Uninstall" option was missing for all prgrams. There was only
    > "Organinize"
    > and "View."
    >
    > I'm lost, any ideas?
    >
    > Thanks, Rick



    Highlight a listed program and the uninstall/change option should appear.

    --
    Jim


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    Brink's Avatar

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    Hi Rick,

    I don't know on this one. If you don't know where the individual uninstall is for each program, you can download the Free CCleaner program & use it's Uninstall feature in a pinch until you get this resolved. It'll be under the Tools section in CCleaner. Here's the link:

    http://ccleaner.com/

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn

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  5. #4


    Rock Guest

    Re: Uninstall Missing in Programs Control Panel

    "RickB" wrote
    >I needed to uninstall a program. So, I went Start-->Control
    > Panel-->Programs-->Uninstall a Program. Once the windo populated the
    > "Uninstall" option was missing for all prgrams. There was only
    > "Organinize"
    > and "View."
    >
    > I'm lost, any ideas?


    Uninstall doesn't show up until you click on an individual entry in the
    list. Does that not happen?

    --
    Rock [MS-MVP User/Shell]


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  6. #5


    RickB Guest

    Re: Uninstall Missing in Programs Control Panel

    Hi Jim,

    Highlighted does not work, double clicking does nothing, right click does
    nothing.

    Suggestions? Thanks, Rick

    "JimR" wrote:

    > "RickB" <RickB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:1CA416C6-10BF-4CC1-AE64-31D73B5FC857@microsoft.com...
    > >I needed to uninstall a program. So, I went Start-->Control
    > > Panel-->Programs-->Uninstall a Program. Once the windo populated the
    > > "Uninstall" option was missing for all prgrams. There was only
    > > "Organinize"
    > > and "View."
    > >
    > > I'm lost, any ideas?
    > >
    > > Thanks, Rick

    >
    >
    > Highlight a listed program and the uninstall/change option should appear.
    >
    > --
    > Jim
    >


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    RickB Guest

    Re: Uninstall Missing in Programs Control Panel

    Thanks Shawn!

    "brink" wrote:

    >
    > Hi Rick,
    >
    > I don't know on this one. If you don't know where the individual
    > uninstall is for each program, you can download the Free CCleaner
    > program & use it's Uninstall feature in a pinch until you get this
    > resolved. It'll be under the Tools section in CCleaner. Here's the
    > link:
    >
    > '_http://ccleaner.com/_'
    > (http://ccleaner.com/)
    >
    > Hope this helps for now,
    > Shawn
    >
    >
    > --
    > brink
    >
    > "Practice makes perfect, then you reinstall"
    > '_www.Vistax64.com_' (http://www.vistax64.com/www.Vistax64.com)
    > Please post feedback to help others
    >


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  8. #7


    RickB Guest

    Re: Uninstall Missing in Programs Control Panel

    Highlighting does not work, double clicking does nothing, right clicking does
    nothing.

    Suggestions. Thanks, Rick

    "Rock" wrote:

    > "RickB" wrote
    > >I needed to uninstall a program. So, I went Start-->Control
    > > Panel-->Programs-->Uninstall a Program. Once the windo populated the
    > > "Uninstall" option was missing for all prgrams. There was only
    > > "Organinize"
    > > and "View."
    > >
    > > I'm lost, any ideas?

    >
    > Uninstall doesn't show up until you click on an individual entry in the
    > list. Does that not happen?
    >
    > --
    > Rock [MS-MVP User/Shell]
    >
    >


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  9. #8


    Tony B Guest

    Re: Uninstall Missing in Programs Control Panel

    I have the same issue and although this works surely there is a fix for this
    in Windows or is the uninstall feature not an option in Vista?

    "RickB" wrote:

    > Highlighting does not work, double clicking does nothing, right clicking does
    > nothing.
    >
    > Suggestions. Thanks, Rick
    >
    > "Rock" wrote:
    >
    > > "RickB" wrote
    > > >I needed to uninstall a program. So, I went Start-->Control
    > > > Panel-->Programs-->Uninstall a Program. Once the windo populated the
    > > > "Uninstall" option was missing for all prgrams. There was only
    > > > "Organinize"
    > > > and "View."
    > > >
    > > > I'm lost, any ideas?

    > >
    > > Uninstall doesn't show up until you click on an individual entry in the
    > > list. Does that not happen?
    > >
    > > --
    > > Rock [MS-MVP User/Shell]
    > >
    > >


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  10. #9


    Micky1701 Guest

    Re: Uninstall Missing in Programs Control Panel

    Same - issue - I have seen enough posts to convince me that there is an
    underlying issue here.

    Microsoft - please end the pain.

    "Tony B" wrote:

    > I have the same issue and although this works surely there is a fix for this
    > in Windows or is the uninstall feature not an option in Vista?
    >
    > "RickB" wrote:
    >
    > > Highlighting does not work, double clicking does nothing, right clicking does
    > > nothing.
    > >
    > > Suggestions. Thanks, Rick
    > >
    > > "Rock" wrote:
    > >
    > > > "RickB" wrote
    > > > >I needed to uninstall a program. So, I went Start-->Control
    > > > > Panel-->Programs-->Uninstall a Program. Once the windo populated the
    > > > > "Uninstall" option was missing for all prgrams. There was only
    > > > > "Organinize"
    > > > > and "View."
    > > > >
    > > > > I'm lost, any ideas?
    > > >
    > > > Uninstall doesn't show up until you click on an individual entry in the
    > > > list. Does that not happen?
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > > Rock [MS-MVP User/Shell]
    > > >
    > > >


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    Haha! I have this issue as well, though it was via Ccleaner that I caused the problem.
    Went to clean PC, and uninstalled the Vista uninstaller via Ccleaner. I saw a green V named uninstaller under tools in Ccleaner. Figuring this was spyware I uninstalled that "uninstaller"

    Turns out I uninstalled the Vista uninstaller. No clue as to why MS made the uninstaller uninstallable. Ccleaner picked it up, and me never ever even thinking anything bad could happen from uninstalling something named uninstaller ended up now always having to use Ccleaner. Albeit with a lot more care haha

    Aah, I noticed I'm kinda like 2 years late here hehehe Ohw well. Maybe this has some use for others

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