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Unable to delete program from control panel

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helen108

#1
I have a Canon camera. I have tried uninstalling a Canon program from the
control panel. It will not uninstall. I have tried using the uninstall.exe
from the Common Files/Canon. It won't uninstall. Canon couldn't help me at
all. We tried several different things, even a system restore. Nothing
works. Any suggestions?
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helen108
 
T

t-4-2

#5
<helen108> wrote in message
news:4F703560-A3B3-4990-8834-CB7D0D2EAF63@xxxxxx

>I have a Canon camera. I have tried uninstalling a Canon program from the
> control panel. It will not uninstall. I have tried using the
> uninstall.exe
> from the Common Files/Canon. It won't uninstall. Canon couldn't help me
> at
> all. We tried several different things, even a system restore. Nothing
> works. Any suggestions?
> --
> helen108
Hello Helen,
Have you tried "Take ownership of an item" option? If not , Here is the
link :
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67717-take-ownership-file.html
After you have it installed, go to that Canon program,right click on it,
click Take Ownership, then unintall it.
Let me know if it works or not.
 
H

helen108

#6
I've tried it. Doesn't work. It doesn't allow me to repair. I've have
installed and uninstalled. I've even done a system restore. Nothing will
allow me to uninstall that program.
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helen108


"bobblehead1706" wrote:

>
> Ya, reinstall the program...maybe some files got removed from the
> folder. Then uninstall it.
>
> Does it allow you to "repair" the program?
>
>
> --
> bobblehead1706
>
 
N

Nonny

#7
On Wed, 28 May 2008 10:58:06 -0700, helen108 <helen108> wrote:

>I've tried it. Doesn't work. It doesn't allow me to repair. I've have
>installed and uninstalled. I've even done a system restore. Nothing will
>allow me to uninstall that program.
There is always the extreme measure: go into the registry and delete
every reference to the program and/or the camera.

Not for the faint-of-heart.
 
H

helen108

#8
I clicked on the link and I'm so confused I have no idea what to do. First
of all, do I have to download something to do this??? Second, he starts
listing things as related links, then he comes to METHOD ONE: Automatic Way:
Through the Context (right click) Menu: 1. See How to take ownership to the
contex menu in Vista. WHAT IS THE CONTEXT?????? I'm trying to get rid of a
folder in my control panel under programs. I'm not sure what these
directions point to.
--
helen108


"t-4-2" wrote:

>
> <helen108> wrote in message
> news:4F703560-A3B3-4990-8834-CB7D0D2EAF63@xxxxxx

> >I have a Canon camera. I have tried uninstalling a Canon program from the
> > control panel. It will not uninstall. I have tried using the
> > uninstall.exe
> > from the Common Files/Canon. It won't uninstall. Canon couldn't help me
> > at
> > all. We tried several different things, even a system restore. Nothing
> > works. Any suggestions?
> > --
> > helen108
> Hello Helen,
> Have you tried "Take ownership of an item" option? If not , Here is the
> link :
> http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67717-take-ownership-file.html
> After you have it installed, go to that Canon program,right click on it,
> click Take Ownership, then unintall it.
> Let me know if it works or not.
>
>
 
H

helen108

#9
Also, where am I supposed to take ownership of this program??? In the
control panel??? I'm not a computer person. I don't know about all this
stuff. The entire tutorial was like greek to me. There are so many things
listed I have no idea which one I'm supposed to do.
--
helen108


"t-4-2" wrote:

>
> <helen108> wrote in message
> news:4F703560-A3B3-4990-8834-CB7D0D2EAF63@xxxxxx

> >I have a Canon camera. I have tried uninstalling a Canon program from the
> > control panel. It will not uninstall. I have tried using the
> > uninstall.exe
> > from the Common Files/Canon. It won't uninstall. Canon couldn't help me
> > at
> > all. We tried several different things, even a system restore. Nothing
> > works. Any suggestions?
> > --
> > helen108
> Hello Helen,
> Have you tried "Take ownership of an item" option? If not , Here is the
> link :
> http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67717-take-ownership-file.html
> After you have it installed, go to that Canon program,right click on it,
> click Take Ownership, then unintall it.
> Let me know if it works or not.
>
>
 
D
#10
helen108 wrote:

> Also, where am I supposed to take ownership of this program??? In the
> control panel??? I'm not a computer person. I don't know about all
> this stuff. The entire tutorial was like greek to me. There are so
> many things listed I have no idea which one I'm supposed to do.
>
For somebody that is ' not a computer person ' you seem to know a lot.
You know where to find an uninstall.exe file outside of Control Panel.
That means you know your way around using Explorer and you know about exe files.
And then you ask " What is the Context ????"
It's strange how you found this exe file in the Common Files/Canon folder. My Vista doesn't
have a Common Files tree.

Nice try.
..
 
T

t-4-2

#11
<helen108> wrote in message
news:25A97507-5A2D-4FDC-95D0-453DA91381A1@xxxxxx

> Also, where am I supposed to take ownership of this program??? In the
> control panel??? I'm not a computer person. I don't know about all this
> stuff. The entire tutorial was like greek to me. There are so many
> things
> listed I have no idea which one I'm supposed to do.
> --
> helen108
>
>
> "t-4-2" wrote:
>

>>
>> <helen108> wrote in message
>> news:4F703560-A3B3-4990-8834-CB7D0D2EAF63@xxxxxx

>> >I have a Canon camera. I have tried uninstalling a Canon program from
>> >the
>> > control panel. It will not uninstall. I have tried using the
>> > uninstall.exe
>> > from the Common Files/Canon. It won't uninstall. Canon couldn't help
>> > me
>> > at
>> > all. We tried several different things, even a system restore.
>> > Nothing
>> > works. Any suggestions?
>> > --
>> > helen108
>> Hello Helen,
>> Have you tried "Take ownership of an item" option? If not , Here is the
>> link :
>> http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67717-take-ownership-file.html
>> After you have it installed, go to that Canon program,right click on it,
>> click Take Ownership, then unintall it.
>> Let me know if it works or not.
>>
>
Hello Helen,
Sorry if I confused you. Calm down. Here is a new link that will take you
right to the "how-to" of Method One.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/112795-context-menu-take-ownership.html

Now, when you're are there, ignor the "related links" , "note" etc., scroll
right down to HERE'S HOW.
1. Click " A) Add_Take_Ownership.reg"
2. A popup window will appear, click RUN
3.Just follow the instructions. If you're prompted (asking if you want to
go on, click Continue). If you get a warning and ask if you allow or not,
click ALLOW. The rest is justing following instructions.
When installation is done, open the program you want to removed, RIGHT
CLICKon it, you'll see a popup , choose the column that says "Take
Ownership". Now you can start removing the file.
You can remove/uninstall any program/file/folder using this method if you
run into a similar problem. Just to be clear : the option is now installed
in your computer. You do Not have to go back to the link again.
Let me know if it's ok now.
 
#12
<helen108> wrote in message
news:25A97507-5A2D-4FDC-95D0-453DA91381A1@xxxxxx
> Also, where am I supposed to take ownership of this program??? In the
> control panel??? I'm not a computer person. I don't know about all this
> stuff. The entire tutorial was like greek to me. There are so many
> things
> listed I have no idea which one I'm supposed to do.
> --
> helen108
>
>
> "t-4-2" wrote:
>
>>
>> <helen108> wrote in message
>> news:4F703560-A3B3-4990-8834-CB7D0D2EAF63@xxxxxx
>> Hello Helen,
>> Have you tried "Take ownership of an item" option? If not , Here is the
>> link :
>> http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67717-take-ownership-file.html
>> After you have it installed, go to that Canon program,right click on it,
>> click Take Ownership, then unintall it.
>> Let me know if it works or not.
>>

>
Hello Helen,
Sorry if I confused you. Calm down. Here is a new link that will take you
right to the "how-to" of Method One.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/112795-context-menu-take-ownership.html

Now, when you're are there, ignor the "related links" , "note" etc., scroll
right down to HERE'S HOW.
1. Click " A) Add_Take_Ownership.reg"
2. A popup window will appear, click RUN
3.Just follow the instructions. If you're prompted (asking if you want to
go on, click Continue). If you get a warning and ask if you allow or not,
click ALLOW. The rest is just following instructions.
When installation is done, open the program you want to remove, RIGHT
CLICK on it, you'll see a popup , choose the column that says "Take
Ownership". Now you can start removing the file.
You can remove/uninstall any program/file/folder using this method if you
run into a similar problem. Just to be clear : the option is now installed
in your computer. You do Not have to go back to the link again.
Let me know if it's ok now.
Helen, I typed too quickly and missed one step.
" --- choose the column that says "Take Ownership." , should read " --- choose AND CLICK the column that says "Take Ownership"
 
#13
helen108 wrote:
> Also, where am I supposed to take ownership of this program??? In the
> control panel??? I'm not a computer person. I don't know about all
> this stuff. The entire tutorial was like greek to me. There are so
> many things listed I have no idea which one I'm supposed to do.
>
For somebody that is ' not a computer person ' you seem to know a lot.
You know where to find an uninstall.exe file outside of Control Panel.
That means you know your way around using Explorer and you know about exe files.
And then you ask " What is the Context ????"
It's strange how you found this exe file in the Common Files/Canon folder. My Vista doesn't
have a Common Files tree.

Nice try.
..
Hello Dave,
Don't be too harsh.Speaking from 1st person experience, the danger of self-teaching is shaky foundation. Everything I know so far is by reading, asking questions, experimenting. I knew what was sfc /scannow and chkdsk before I knew how to copy/paste. What and how I learned was not methodical and stage-by-stage. She could be in the same boat. Empathy, my friend.
 

Brink

Staff member
mvp
#14
I have a Canon camera. I have tried uninstalling a Canon program from the
control panel. It will not uninstall. I have tried using the uninstall.exe
from the Common Files/Canon. It won't uninstall. Canon couldn't help me at
all. We tried several different things, even a system restore. Nothing
works. Any suggestions?
--
helen108
Hi Helen,

This tutorial will show you how to hide (remove) a item in the Control Panel.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/120937-control-panel-hide-icon.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 
D
#15
t-4-2 wrote:

> Dave;729196 Wrote:

>> helen108 wrote:> > >

>>>> Also, where am I supposed to take ownership of this program??? In
>>>> the control panel??? I'm not a computer person. I don't know about
>>>> all this stuff. The entire tutorial was like greek to me. There
>>>> are so many things listed I have no idea which one I'm supposed to
>>>> do.
>>>>>>
>>
>> For somebody that is ' not a computer person ' you seem to know a
>> lot.
>> You know where to find an uninstall.exe file outside of Control
>> Panel.
>> That means you know your way around using Explorer and you know about
>> exe files.
>> And then you ask " What is the Context ????"
>> It's strange how you found this exe file in the Common Files/Canon
>> folder. My Vista doesn't
>> have a Common Files tree.
>>
>> Nice try.
>> ..
> Hello Dave,
> Don't be too harsh.Speaking from 1st person experience, the danger of
> self-teaching is shaky foundation. Everything I know so far is by
> reading, asking questions, experimenting. I knew what was sfc /scannow
> and chkdsk before I knew how to copy/paste. What and how I learned was
> not methodical and stage-by-stage. She could be in the same boat.
> Empathy, my friend.
Good luck with this timewaster.
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