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Removing All Traces Of A Free Online Game Trial!

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#1 computergeek522


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Posted 25 July 2007 - 03:55 PM

Hey there! I'm hoping someone will be able to enlighten me on this, because I am totally stumped.

I recently downloaded & installed a free online trial version of the game "Cake Mania", and I loved it, so after the trial ran out, I went out and bought a copy of the game at my local games store.

When I got home, prior to installing my own copy of the game, I uninstalled the trial version using Add/Remove Programs. I figured all was well and good, so I installed my own game using the disc. No problems.

But then when I went to play the game....my saved games from the trial version are still there. Now I know that's not *really* a big deal, but I'd really like to remove all traces of the trial version from my hard drive. I know the answer probably lies in editing the registry, but I didn't want to go near there until I had advice from someone who might conceivably know what they're talking about!

So if anyone has any ideas, I'd really appreciate it!

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#2 jgweed


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Posted 25 July 2007 - 04:04 PM

No, you will not need to make any registry changes. Hooray!
First you will need to uninstall the game; be sure you have the product key before doing so. Once you have uninstalled it using add/remove programmes, then you will need to do a search for any residue (some installers will NOT uninstall saved games) by using Windows Explorer. The saved games are usually found in a folder with the game name on it.
Once you have found it, simply delete the entire folder.
Now you can re-install the game from the disk you purchased.
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