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RC1: How do you get rid of Uninstalled Programs?

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#1
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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T

Techno-Crat

#2
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.aspx?scid=kb;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 Computer

?

=?Utf-8?B?bWlrd2l6?=

#3
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.aspx?scid=kb;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 Computer

#4
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 Computer

?

=?Utf-8?B?bWlrd2l6?=

#5
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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