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09-Dec-2005, 12:47 PM #1
How to uninstall PCTools Registry Mechanic
After a snafu caused by PCTools Registry Mechanic (RM) - see Registry Checker nightmare [casued by Registry Mechanic] - I decided to uninstall it. To say their tech support is lame is to put it mildly. Their excuse: "We are very busy after getting an editors choice award." The result: it takes 10 days to get an e-mail reply from their tech "support" (no phone support available). Therefore, I thought I'd pose the question here so I get an answer before the end of the year.

The RM program does not show up on the Windows 98 SE Control Panel Add/Remove list but it does have an uninstall utility in the RM program group.

Given that RM made my computer completely useless I'm concerned about the fact that I cannot remove it using Windows Add/Remove. Is there anything in the registry or anywhere else I should check after running their uninstall program to make sure it's completely out of my life?

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09-Dec-2005, 02:08 PM #2
Hi..start>run>type on
Hkey_Current_User..>software..scroll down to RM..Click on Edit>delete..
Hkey_Local_Machine..>software.. " " " ..Click on Edit>delete..
Hkey_User...>either your name or software " on Edit>delete..
You may find other entries to RM in the registry..
Be careful that you only delete referencies to RM..whats removed from registry is gone for good..
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09-Dec-2005, 03:55 PM #3
Thanks Blues..
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09-Dec-2005, 09:19 PM #4
I'm using Registry Mechanic in all 3 of my computers and it works fine.

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09-Dec-2005, 10:36 PM #5
I edited the title of this thread. Remember this is a family forum.
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