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#1 nettemimi

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 01:30 PM

My computer has been running very slowly, and I decided to remove all programs that were NOT being used. One that I really wanted to remove is World of Warcraft. My grandson downloaded this on my computer, and it never did work, and it is taking up a large amount of space. I have tried several times to REMOVE it, but a prompt comes up saying that the "uninstall failed." What can I do to get it removed? Stumped in UTAH! Nettemimi

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 01:47 PM

Having programs installed on the harddrive is not the cause of slowness. A full harddrive can cause this. Having too many programs running in the background, malware, a full temporary internet folder, and certain security programs are usually the cause of a slow computer.
Use Startup Inspector to stop programs you don't need to start each time you start the computer. Clean your computer's temporary files, logs, etc. with Ccleaner.
Have only one Antivirus, one antispyware and one firewall running.
Below are links to the free programs mentioned above.
http://www.windowsstartup.com/startupinspector.php
Remove temporary files, logs, cookies, etc. by using Ccleaner. Do not use "Advanced Settings" or the "Issues" button. Use only the default settings. http://www.ccleaner.com/
Install Super Antispyware. Run a full scan. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.superantispyware.com/

Run the online scan for Bit Defender in normal mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html

Please let us know the results.

Suggest you defragment your hard drive after doing the above.

Edited by buddy215, 17 September 2007 - 01:49 PM.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 08:53 AM

Have you tried to uninstall it in safe mode?

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 06:35 AM

You could use this small utility to remove any stubborn files I have used it for sometime and it's never failed me yet.
http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/ :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 07:42 PM

This is from the WOW forum with responses from their tech support on this.
Deleting the WOW program folder maybe the way to go but read and decide-
http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/search.h...p;x=42&y=27
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Posted 09 November 2007 - 10:28 PM

With the game closed remove the WTF, WDB and Interface folders from the World of Warcraft game directory. These folders contain temporary data and frequently altered files that may have become corrupted. This will also remove any custom UI's that may contribute to the problem as well.

Try to Uninstall from Control Panel ,Add / Remove programs or the programs uninstall in Start

if no joy try to reinstall then uninstall thru Control panel ,Add/ Remove Programs
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Posted 12 November 2007 - 06:49 AM

Hello There. I have just found this on the web it may be of some use to you. :thumbsup:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/myuninst.html

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 03:35 PM

In order to make your computer start (not run) more faster you need to disable some programs at startup. You can do it here: run>> type “msconfig”>>startup. Sorry if my suggestion seems like off-top.




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