scared to edit registry!!

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jarsek

Hi,

I once had software called Winamp installed. I no longer wanted it so went
through the proper uninstall process and it all went smoothly. However now
when I boot up and log into Vista I get a little error message saying
there's a problem with winamp and that I should re-install to rectify it!
it has an OK button that gets rid of the message. It's not causing any
problems but it's beginning to annoy me!

I have tried CCleaner to clean up the registry and it did find many
references to winamp and it cleaned it all up but despite that the darned
message persists! I had a look in regedit and clicked to find instances of
winamp and there are lots of keys. I was very tempted to just delete them
all. Would this be foolhardy or would it solve my problem?

Many thanks!!


Jim (Glasgow UK)
 

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Shenan Stanley

jarsek wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I once had software called Winamp installed. I no longer wanted it
> so went through the proper uninstall process and it all went
> smoothly. However now when I boot up and log into Vista I get a
> little error message saying there's a problem with winamp and that
> I should re-install to rectify it! it has an OK button that gets
> rid of the message. It's not causing any problems but it's
> beginning to annoy me!
> I have tried CCleaner to clean up the registry and it did find many
> references to winamp and it cleaned it all up but despite that the
> darned message persists! I had a look in regedit and clicked to
> find instances of winamp and there are lots of keys. I was very
> tempted to just delete them all. Would this be foolhardy or would
> it solve my problem?
> Many thanks!!
>
>
> Jim (Glasgow UK)
What made you first go to the registry?

Anything just in the STARTUP folder?

Speaking of the registry - anything in the RUN key(s) of the registry for
Current User and/or Local Machine?

--
Shenan Stanley
MS-MVP
--
How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
 

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housetrained

if nothing else works re-install winamp and then uninstall it - this time it
should thoroughly uninstall
--
John the West Ham fan

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"jarsek" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> I once had software called Winamp installed. I no longer wanted it so
> went through the proper uninstall process and it all went smoothly.
> However now when I boot up and log into Vista I get a little error message
> saying there's a problem with winamp and that I should re-install to
> rectify it! it has an OK button that gets rid of the message. It's not
> causing any problems but it's beginning to annoy me!
>
> I have tried CCleaner to clean up the registry and it did find many
> references to winamp and it cleaned it all up but despite that the darned
> message persists! I had a look in regedit and clicked to find instances
> of winamp and there are lots of keys. I was very tempted to just delete
> them all. Would this be foolhardy or would it solve my problem?
>
> Many thanks!!
>
>
> Jim (Glasgow UK)
 

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J

jarsek

I considered doing that but another contributor has now come up with the
perfect solution!

Thanks anway for the thought!

Jim

"housetrained" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> if nothing else works re-install winamp and then uninstall it - this time
> it should thoroughly uninstall
> --
> John the West Ham fan
>
> [email protected]
> <><
>
>
> "jarsek" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]

>> Hi,
>>
>> I once had software called Winamp installed. I no longer wanted it so
>> went through the proper uninstall process and it all went smoothly.
>> However now when I boot up and log into Vista I get a little error
>> message saying there's a problem with winamp and that I should re-install
>> to rectify it! it has an OK button that gets rid of the message. It's
>> not causing any problems but it's beginning to annoy me!
>>
>> I have tried CCleaner to clean up the registry and it did find many
>> references to winamp and it cleaned it all up but despite that the darned
>> message persists! I had a look in regedit and clicked to find instances
>> of winamp and there are lots of keys. I was very tempted to just delete
>> them all. Would this be foolhardy or would it solve my problem?
>>
>> Many thanks!!
>>
>>
>> Jim (Glasgow UK)
>
 

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jarsek

"Shenan Stanley" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]

> jarsek wrote:

>> Hi,
>>
>> I once had software called Winamp installed. I no longer wanted it
>> so went through the proper uninstall process and it all went
>> smoothly. However now when I boot up and log into Vista I get a
>> little error message saying there's a problem with winamp and that
>> I should re-install to rectify it! it has an OK button that gets
>> rid of the message. It's not causing any problems but it's
>> beginning to annoy me!
>> I have tried CCleaner to clean up the registry and it did find many
>> references to winamp and it cleaned it all up but despite that the
>> darned message persists! I had a look in regedit and clicked to
>> find instances of winamp and there are lots of keys. I was very
>> tempted to just delete them all. Would this be foolhardy or would
>> it solve my problem?
>> Many thanks!!
>>
>>
>> Jim (Glasgow UK)
>
> What made you first go to the registry?
>
> Anything just in the STARTUP folder?
>
> Speaking of the registry - anything in the RUN key(s) of the registry for
> Current User and/or Local Machine?
>
> --
> Shenan Stanley
> MS-MVP
> --
> How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>
I did go to the msconfig to see if it was in the startup but it wasn't. It
wasn't even there while it was installed!

Anyway "Death" has pointed me to a very useful utility and I unchecked the
box for Orb's winamp and I rebooted and Success!!

I am well pleased and thanks for your response.

Jim
 

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J

jarsek

"Shenan Stanley" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> jarsek wrote:

>> What a useful little utility!!! It has fixed my problem! Thank
>> you for sharing this - I'm very grateful!!
>
> Did you also actually go in and remove the entry?
>
> --
> Shenan Stanley
> MS-MVP
> --
> How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>
Err - no... since the annoying message was no longer appearing I was happy
with that. Do you think I should?
 

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jetjock

On Sun, 30 May 2010 15:22:32 +0100, "housetrained"
<[email protected]> wrote:

>if nothing else works re-install winamp and then uninstall it - this time it
>should thoroughly uninstall
Yes, but first install a FREE program called Revo Uninstaller
http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html

This program cleans out all registry items that the uninstall program
leave behind. Just don't allow the computer to reboot if the uninstall
portion of Revo asks if you want to reboot now or later. Select later
and allow Revo to finish searching for orphan registry entries. Reboot
after Revo finishes.
 

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