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Uninstalling Programs From Vista?


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#1 noaim

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 06:22 PM

ok heres something weird about vista


when i highlight some programs to uninstall them the uninstall button does not appear

for example

norton antivirus gets no uninstall button



is there a way to make the button appear for anything I want to uninstall?

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Posted 10 July 2007 - 05:42 AM

Something is corrupted on the system (Norton should have an uninstall button) - so first I'd suggest an online scan for viruses/malware:

Here's a couple of free ones:
http://housecall.trendmicro.com
http://safety.live.com (It requires IE, and it'll say it's not compatible, but will give a link to the OneCare scanner).
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Posted 10 July 2007 - 11:05 AM

Something is corrupted on the system (Norton should have an uninstall button) - so first I'd suggest an online scan for viruses/malware:

Here's a couple of free ones:
http://housecall.trendmicro.com
http://safety.live.com (It requires IE, and it'll say it's not compatible, but will give a link to the OneCare scanner).




its pretty much a fresh install of vista so theres no spyware on the machine or anything like that


however

i came across this


http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/showthrea...32#post10593332




more then one person is having this problem with it


it might have something to do with a windows update someone did mention that reinstalling the programs that u cant uninstall fixes it but thats such a pain I dont really need to remove the programs that dont have the button but it just kind of annoys me.

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Posted 10 July 2007 - 02:38 PM

I did however find out that reinstalling the applications puts the information back in there for uninstalling the applications


it for some reason lost the data of the developer and install date on all the applications that no longer have a button so any program I installed after 7/6 has the button and the programs that I installed previous to 7/6 dont have a button to uninstall. Very weird

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 09:29 PM

I'm running Vista Ultimate and have this same perplexing problem. I've googled my way through the web without much success. Obviously, something has caused the Uninstall/Change button to be removed from Programs and Features. I just hope Microsoft will find a solution to this problem soon.




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