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#1 MickinPlymouthUK

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 03:11 PM

Hi, I recently uninstalled a game (Civilization4 BTS) or thought I did, and although it appears to have gone from my system, it's still listed in the 'Add/Remove Programs' list as a 177Mb file, but when I click on 'Remove' nothing happens, it refuses to go.
Is it just an empty 'ghost' thing or is it really sitting there eating up 177 HD space?
I'd like to somehow exorcise it, ghost or not, or shall I just ignore it?

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 03:36 PM

Did you uninstall from the Control Panel or Program's uninstall utility?
You may need to reinstall and uninstall again.
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Posted 02 September 2008 - 03:47 PM

Add/Remove can sometimes be inaccurate.

A quick look at the Program Files folder should tell you if it's installed or not.

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 05:24 PM

See if you can use this free tool to clean up the remnants of the program (it's the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility): http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301
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Posted 02 September 2008 - 10:46 PM

Okay thanks, something called 'Revo uninstaller' seems to have got rid of it..:thumbsup:

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 04:34 PM

"Nothing succeeds like success!" :thumbsup:

Glad you got it fixed!
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