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Google Earth Uninstall Problem

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#1 Tinwoodsman


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Posted 24 August 2011 - 10:10 AM

I have read about everything I can find on this problem so hear goes. I am trying to use the "Add and Remove Programs" feature on my XP Home system to remove Google Earth Version 4.3 When trying, the removal program says I am missing GoogleEarth.msi

Funny thing is that Google Earth does not show up when I open "All Programs" from the start button but it is listed on the Add and Remove list.

I do not have a problem installing a newer version of Google Earth but I would like to remove the old version and free up the 25mb

Any suggestions

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 24 August 2011 - 01:05 PM

If GE is not listed on All Programs...what makes you think that it's installed? How do you run it or determine that it functions on your system?

The Add/Remove List...has been known to be inaccurate before.

If the program runs, it's installed.

If installed, try using Revo Uninstaller to eliminate it, following directions prepared by Cryptodan below.

Here is how to use Revo Uninstaller:

1) First we download it from here: Revo Uninstaller Free Version. You can skip this Step if you already have it installed. However, you may need to update it. If you have it installed already, and you need to update it, go ahead and open it up and click the AutoUpdate Icon next to Help. The use of this program makes registry changes based upon what you select for removal from the Registry. Before running Revo Uninstaller please run ERUNT before proceeding to back up your registry in case you make a mistake.

2) Select the Program to remove from the list of programs and click the Uninstall button:

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3) After selecting the program you want to remove, and confirming you want to uninstall the program, then you will want to select the Advanced Option:

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4) Click Next. This will start the uninstaller for the application you picked. When the uninstaller is done, and it proves to be successful, and a reboot is required, then select NO and continue the below steps.

5) Follow the prompts during the uninstallation of the application. Once it closes you will be at this window:

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6) Click Next again. Once the window is done scanning for files and other things that did not get removed, you will be presented with this window:

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You will want to select only the bolded items, then click on Delete. If any entries-usually the last thing listed and not in bold-have a + sign click on the + until you see more bolded items. Once done, click Next.

If it asks you to delete other files, then do so, but pay attention to the warnings.


#3 Tinwoodsman

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 09:04 PM

Thanks Hamluis. I did not know that a program could be listed in the "Add and Remove". I cannot open it but there are many Google Earth files that come up in Search. I tried Revo and it is unable to remove them because the the missing msi.

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 09:23 PM

This is a link to Google Earth where others are having similar problems , and some relate to missing msi also -
You may find one of these ideas help if the post from Hamluis is not exactly what you want -

Thank You -

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