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#1 mrb5162

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Posted 17 September 2015 - 12:52 PM

I noticed a section on the site titled "Uninstall Programs" with a list of programs you can safely uninstall. Sounds great! My problem is there are several references to 'uninstall programs in control panel'. I don't have that subject/object/title (whatever) in my control panel. I don't think I ever did. Is it an 8.1 issue or am I totally missing something? I also can't see any list beyond the first 5. If I found and typed in a search for every file I have questions about I'd be sitting here for a week. I would just like to peruse the list to see if something jumps out at me. I'm quite sure some things would. I do realize the list is EXTENSIVE but is there any solution? Otherwise the tool is pretty much useless :(

 

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Posted 17 September 2015 - 12:53 PM

Hi mrb5162 :)

Are you able to provide a screenshot of the issue? It would allow us to understand it better.

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Posted 17 September 2015 - 07:04 PM

This is a screenshot of the page that refers to the uninstall programs in control panel. I guess it says uninstall programs control panel. Which I still don't know what is being referred to.

 

 

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Posted 17 September 2015 - 08:23 PM

This is the Programs Database of BleepingComputer. It contains a large number of programs and their description, so you can use it to look if a program is actually legitimate or not.

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 03:34 PM

This is the Programs Database of BleepingComputer. It contains a large number of programs and their description, so you can use it to look if a program is actually legitimate or not.

So do you know what they're referring to as YOUR (which would be mine) Uninstall Programs control panel? I don't have an Uninstall Program control panel.

 

"....contains a list of entries that can appear in your Uninstall Programs control panel"



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Posted 21 September 2015 - 03:56 PM

  • Open a search, and type uninstall in the box
  • From the list of items found by the search click on Uninstall a program

This will open up a Windows ... Control Panel\Programs\Programs and features ... which will contain a list of all the programs installed on your computer. It is this list that the article is referring to.



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Posted 21 September 2015 - 04:50 PM

Oh ok. Thank you! Can I go straight to control panel and programs and features? Is that the exact same list? This seems to be a bit longer. I haven't looked recently but I think it's always said 54 programs, just like this list today. I assume it's the same, right?

At least your way I make the connection of the terminology 'uninstall program control panel'. Thanks! 



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Posted 21 September 2015 - 05:03 PM

Yes. You can go in the Control Panel, then click on Programs and Features and finally Uninstall a program. You'll end up in the same list as the one describing above by Gary.

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 05:58 PM

 

At least your way I make the connection of the terminology 'uninstall program control panel'. Thanks!

You're welcome. :)



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Posted 21 September 2015 - 07:01 PM

Thank you Aura and Gary R! Problem solved!!



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Posted 21 September 2015 - 07:18 PM

No problem mrb you're welcome :)

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 11:32 PM

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 11:34 PM

Oh ok. Thank you! Can I go straight to control panel and programs and features? Is that the exact same list? This seems to be a bit longer. I haven't looked recently but I think it's always said 54 programs, just like this list today. I assume it's the same, right?

At least your way I make the connection of the terminology 'uninstall program control panel'. Thanks! 

 

Just as a follow up, you can right-click on the Windows icon in your task bar, and select Programs and Features to arrive in the list. Control Panel and other utilities can also be accessed from within.



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Posted 22 September 2015 - 11:33 AM

Very cool! Had no idea there was a right click function on the windows icon! Thanks Vigilante Tech!



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Posted 22 September 2015 - 11:35 AM

Very cool! Had no idea there was a right click function on the windows icon! Thanks Vigilante Tech!

 

Not a problem! You can also open it by pressing the Windows Key + X so long as you're running Windows 8 and above.






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