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Cannot Delete Installed Programs In "add/remove Programs"


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#1 extremeboy

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 11:32 AM

I have another computer, that is very old. The promblem that i'm encountering is that i cannot remove the programs from "add/remove programs" the i've installed. Can someone help me and tell me why?
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Posted 06 April 2008 - 08:27 AM

i fixed the promblem now
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Posted 07 April 2008 - 11:37 PM

Hello extremeboy,

Can you tell us how you solved the problem? Others might benefit.

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 03:03 PM

This was how I fixed the promblem, I deleted the programs in the registry editor.
  • start>run>regedit
  • now click HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/software/microsoft/windows/currentversion/uninstall
  • Now you will see alot of programs that you have installed
  • To delete the file right click and slect delete
Then I went back to the add/remove program and then i could delete the programs for some strange reason.
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Posted 08 April 2008 - 10:33 PM

I m sure you backed up the registry before making any changes correct ?

You should always back it up whenever making any changes with in it

Go to Start > Run
Type:regedit
Click OK.
  • On the leftside, click to highlight My Computer at the top.
  • Go up to "File > Export"
    • Make sure in that window there is a tick next to "All" under Export Branch.
      Leave the "Save As Type" as "Registration Files".
      Under "Filename" put backup
  • Choose to save it to C:\ or somewhere else safe so that you will remember where you put it (don't put it on the desktop!)
  • Click save and then go to File > Exit.
This is so the registry can be restored to this point if we need it. It may take a minute. Just let it go until it's done.

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 03:01 PM

yes I've backed it up before I did any changes sorry that I didn't mention it.
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