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#1 ftlmo

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Posted 16 January 2005 - 07:50 AM

[BHow do u permantly delte thing form your computer so that it is no longer on there.I down loaded some thing went to add remove and uninstalled it but noticed it is still there,where do i go to get rid of it once and for all.
I am running windows 98

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Posted 16 January 2005 - 09:21 AM

Do you mean it's still listed in 'Add/Remove Programs', or it still exists as a folder in Program Files? If a folder still exists and sure that's what it is, just delete it.
If it's still listed in Add/Remove even though the actual program has gone, download a free utility to remove it from the list. Google 'Add/Remove' and that should come up with something.

Here's just one I found in less than a second:

http://www.superwin.com/freeware.htm

#3 Scarlett

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Posted 16 January 2005 - 02:23 PM

Go to
> Start
> Search For Files and Folders
>Type in the program name
> Search
> If it shows up
> Right Click
>Then choose
> Delete
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Posted 17 January 2005 - 10:32 AM

I use Add/Remove Pro and have never had any problems with it. It can remove entries in Add/Remove Programs, uninstall programs, check the uninstall string and lots more. It also can remove programs that are on your computer and have no entries in Add/Remove programs or any apparent way to uninstall them.

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#5 Scarlett

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Posted 17 January 2005 - 10:42 AM

Cool thanks. He could give it a go then. So let me clarify things ftlmo.

If you haven't tried the Add/Remove programs option. Do that. And as pip22 mentioned.

If it's still listed in Add/Remove even though the actual program has gone, download a free utility to remove it from the list.


If that is the case. The link that pip22 has given above that is for Add/Remove Pro has been recommended by Leurgy that would be your next step.

And as I have also mentioned above. Do a search for Files and Folders that pertain to the programs that you have removed. I always do this. As an extra step to an un-install. Since they can and will linger on your system. Not excactly a neccessary step. But why keep the Files and Folders in your system if the program has been removed.

Edited by scarlett, 17 January 2005 - 10:45 AM.

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Posted 17 January 2005 - 01:07 PM

You can also try nice and free program called Process Explorer.. Here..
Check this site out as well.. :thumbsup:
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