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Uninstalling programs as Administrator?

  1. #1


    James Guest

    Uninstalling programs as Administrator?

    Ok I installed a program called Pro Tools on Vista, but as it is only
    compatiable with XP I had to install it by right clicking on the installer
    and selecting 'Run as Administrator'.

    The problem is I now need to uninstall that program but when I try from the
    control panel it comes up with the same 'Requires XP SP2 to install and run'
    message it did when i tried to install it. Is there any way to perform the
    same 'Run as Administrator' command while uninstalling programs from the
    control panel?

    Thanks for any help,

    James

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  2. #2


    Rick Rogers Guest

    Re: Uninstalling programs as Administrator?

    Hi James,

    Find the uninstall file that the applet is initializing and right click it
    and use the 'run as administrator' option. If it's not in the program
    folder, check for the uninstall path in the registry under:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com

    "James" <James@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:0D109BCD-0D36-4C8C-838A-FF1B56812962@xxxxxx

    > Ok I installed a program called Pro Tools on Vista, but as it is only
    > compatiable with XP I had to install it by right clicking on the installer
    > and selecting 'Run as Administrator'.
    >
    > The problem is I now need to uninstall that program but when I try from
    > the
    > control panel it comes up with the same 'Requires XP SP2 to install and
    > run'
    > message it did when i tried to install it. Is there any way to perform the
    > same 'Run as Administrator' command while uninstalling programs from the
    > control panel?
    >
    > Thanks for any help,
    >
    > James

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    MIKE M Guest

    Re: Uninstalling programs as Administrator?


    Hello!

    Please forgive the placement of this post, somewhow I can't find the "new"
    section, but I found the "reply" section.

    Am running Vista Home Premium. All ok, except when I tried to uninstall PC
    Tools anti-virus, I get a "runtime error". Was "denied access" when I tried
    to manually delete the program-but I have full admin rights.

    The worst part is that I can't download McAfee- it tells me to get rid of PC
    Tools antivirus first!

    Regards
    MM

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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