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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by xico, Sep 9, 2003.

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  1. xico

    xico Thread Starter

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    I am running an old IBM Aptive Win95 with an InstallShield that hasn't let me remove anything from Add/Remove or just plain Delete.

    I finally found the InstallShield Program in Windows Explorer. It is not in Add/Remove. Do I just delete it in Windows Explorer, or should I be looking for it first in the Registry? Or should I delete it in DOS? Or doesn't it make a difference where I start deleting it? Thanks for any input.

    Xico
     
  2. holy_saiyan1

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    no do not delete it either way! InstallShield is a very important program. When you install or delete a program (thru Add/Remove or other "safe" ways) InstallShield is how the offending program is made history. Delete InstallShield, and you've deleted your way of deleting/installing programs.
    as for the Add/Remove not working, it's not InstallShield's fault, it's the programs' fault.
     
  3. xico

    xico Thread Starter

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    Tooooo Late.... It's long gone. But thanks for the info. LOL If I live so long as to ever run into that problem again, I won't delete it. I will remember . . . Thanks again, sayin1


    Xico ;)
     
  4. xico

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    In Fact, I'm just getting ready to reformat. But first, I have a Compaq that I have to deal with. Little memory problem.

    Thanks again,

    Xico:D
     
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