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#1 wired691

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 12:05 PM

This morning i decided to remove some programes that i do not use, problem is when i open add/remove programes it is not giving me the option to remove the icon is not there?? any idear thanks.

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 12:35 PM

hello and welcome to BC.
Can you give us some more information on your computer and what is the program that you are trying to remove?

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 12:54 PM

It's a dell 5150 running xp media 2.8ghz 2.0g ram worked fine last time i used it.

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 03:37 PM

Ya what is the program and do you mean you cant see the program at all in the add/remove. Or you can see it and that you just dont have the option to remove it.

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 04:01 PM

Navigate to Program Files, open the folder for the program. Root around and see if it has an uninstaller.
If it does, use it.

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 06:58 PM

Hi, ya like what queen-evie said try doing that.
If that still doesn't work you might want to remove it maually.
Follow these steps:
  • Click Start, then click on Run and type regedit in the Open.
  • Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall.
  • Right click on the the Uninstall key and select the Export option. This will create a backup for you, incase anything goes wrong.
  • A box should open, save the backup file anywhere you like perferably your desktop
  • After your backup is created look for the program you are trying to remove
  • right-click on it and press delete
  • If something is wrong you can just double click the backup and it will restore the program you deleted
Remeber you MUST create the Backup file before editing anything to the Registry.

Hope this helps :thumbsup:

Edited by extremeboy, 27 April 2008 - 06:59 PM.

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#7 swaMprUnner

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 04:16 PM

I was reading the Tweak Guide and it gives you a tool to backup the whole reg if you want.
Erunt
But it also says when you install it to answer no to put into startup folder.


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