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I Can't Uninstall!


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#1 DigiDoc

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 07:01 AM

Hi all,

So for hours I'm trying to uninstall Gears of War on my PC, but I just can't get it away...
First I tried it the normal way. I got an error 1316: some network error that couldn't read some .msi file. Then it just quitted.

I searched around and found a Microsoft tool called Windows Installer CleanUp. So I tried to uninstall GoW, and it did his thing and GoW disappeared from the list of installed applications.
However, all the files are still there on my PC. The biggest problem now is that GoW doesn't appear in the list of installed apps, so I can't unintall it.

I downloaded a couple of uninstall tools and they weren't able to find it as well. How in the world can I get rid of this crap? I can just delete the GoW folder, but won't that leave weird registry entries and other unwanted crap behind? What should I do?


Thanks in advance!
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#2 Teenage.Zombiee

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 07:22 AM

If its not in your installed applications just delete all the remaining files.

Sometimes when you uninstall something its files aren't removed.

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 08:08 AM

When you say the "normal way", I'm assuming you mean Add/Remove Programs. A lot of times you can reinstall an application, then try again. Find the folder for the game and see if there's an uninstall file there and run it
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