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Uninstall Program that are not in the Control Panel


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#1 pat71896

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 03:35 PM

How do I uninstall a program that does not show up in the Program and Features of the Control Panel?

 

It is on the machine.

 

Thanks so much, Pat



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#2 Allan

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 05:41 PM

Some programs do not place entries into the registry and thus don't need to be uninstalled, only deleted. Look in the program folder. Is there an "uninstall" file? If not, you can likely just delete it.  What is the name of the program?



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 11:53 AM

It is an embroidery file.  It creates fonts for machine embroidery.  Alphabet Xpress.  But I have had others like that.

 

I was simply concerned that something would be left behind to cause problems later.  I assumed - - that every program placed something in the Registry, in order to boot up.  I am not comfortable with working in the Registry. 

 

Thank you so much for your response!

 

Pat



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 01:04 PM

There are programs that will leave a folder or file behind after the uninstall. I would just delete the file or folder if you no longer use the program.



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 01:33 PM

 
 

 

It is an embroidery file.  It creates fonts for machine embroidery.  Alphabet Xpress.  But I have had others like that.

 

I was simply concerned that something would be left behind to cause problems later.  I assumed - - that every program placed something in the Registry, in order to boot up.  I am not comfortable with working in the Registry. 

 

Thank you so much for your response!

 

Pat

You've chosen not to answer either of my questions so my ability to help is limited. But again, if it is not listed in Programs & Features you can very likely just delete the program folder.



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Posted 04 February 2014 - 09:19 PM

mate yu could allways use the WMIC commandline

open a command prompt with full admin rights and use this command below

wmic product get name | sort

 

if it is listed there then you can use the following command to un install it.

wmic product where name='VMware vSphere Client 5.5' call uninstall /nointeractive

 

Note i am just using vmware as an example. Another option is if it runs from the %localappdata% file path then right click the process in taskmanagfer and click properties to find where the .exe file is located, then just navigate there and see if there is an uninstall.exe file there.



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Posted 04 February 2014 - 11:03 PM

An easy program to use to uninstall programs not listed in control panel is Ccleaner... Install it, open it, then goto tools on the left side. It should default on Uninstall, there you can go through the list, it sometimes lists programs not listed in control panel's add/remove.






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