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Add/Remove Programs in Windows XP


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#1 shell5

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Posted 27 June 2005 - 11:07 PM

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Is there a simple way to remove programs from Add/Remove page that have been deleted instead of correctly uninstalled. I have several that won't remove, some using space some showing no size.

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Posted 28 June 2005 - 12:43 AM

Hi Buddy
What's the error that appears when you try to uninstall those programs, maybe there are some missing files on the program folder. Try installing the game again, then uninstall it again.
Or try to uninstall the games in safe mode.
To boot in safe mode tap F8 before the logon screen appears on reboot.
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Posted 28 June 2005 - 01:08 AM

navigate here in your registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

To see which application each sub-key represents, open it and there should be at least two values 'DisplayName' and 'UninstallString'. 'DisplayName' is the name used in the Add/Remove programs list and 'UninstallString' is the program used to uninstall the application.

To remove a program from the list you can simply highlight and delete the sub-key representing that program.

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Posted 28 June 2005 - 04:06 AM

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In reply to previous 2 posts on my topic, I don't have the games anymore to install again and propertly uninstall.
And as for navigating to the registry, without sounding liking a complete computer idiot, how exactly would I go about doing that
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Posted 28 June 2005 - 04:51 AM

I have had similar problems.
There is a very useful tutorial on your subject,just open Tutorials and scroll through you will find it easily.
BE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND DO THE NECESSARY BACKUP.
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Posted 28 June 2005 - 06:07 AM

I like to use Add-Remove Pro in those situations. If it can't find the uninstaller it can remove those entries from Add/Remove Programs.

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Posted 28 June 2005 - 06:50 AM

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Thanks everyone for your replies, I tried the Add-Remove Pro and it worked perfectly,

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I just love this site more and more everyday, thanks again have a great day

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Posted 28 June 2005 - 06:56 AM

Glad we were able to help shell5. Thanks for posting back and letting us know.

You have a great day too. :thumbsup:

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