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#1 xblindx

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 02:24 PM

My brother installed the game "Medal of Honor Allied Assault" a few years ago, and uninstalled it soon after. Since then, however, it is still listed in Add/Remove programs and I get this error when trying to uninstall it through Add/Remove programs
"Windows Cannot Find Medal of Honor Allied Assault_code.exe" then it rambles on about using search to find the file. It looks like it is trying to install it rather than uninstall it. I'm pretty sure its off of my computer, its just strange to still be listed in Add/remove programs. I don't think its in Program Files either.

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 02:35 PM

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=r...d+programs+from

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 02:37 PM

Thanks for that! I just hope that the program really is uninstalled :thumbsup:

Doesn't CCleaner have an option to delete uninstall entries? I'll go check and if it does, I'll use that instead of modifying registry ;)

Edited by xblindx, 28 December 2008 - 02:37 PM.


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Posted 28 December 2008 - 02:40 PM

From what you describe in your first post, it is.

Uninstalls depend on the uninstall routine which is part of the program, not Windows.

If the routine is poorly written, users wind up with all files/shortcuts not being properly removed...it's routine enough that there are varied utilities which have arisen to deal with such (although no utility is required).

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 02:41 PM

Alright, thanks again :thumbsup: I just deleted the entry with CCleaner.




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