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Fully uninstalling

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by hnic_2k3, Apr 1, 2004.

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  1. hnic_2k3

    hnic_2k3 Thread Starter

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    I would like to know if there is a way to fully uninstall a program. I realized that sometime if i uninstalled a program, that i wouldn't have to enter in the product key/serial again, so this must mean that info is still being stored on my PC (like the registry).


    Just something i would like to know how to do.
     
  2. pyritechips

    pyritechips Gone but Never Forgotten

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    You can't.

    Software that has a key or is a time trial hides a timestamp in your registry. If you try to reinstall the software it will read the hidden timestamp or key.

    Is there some reason you are trying to do this? Cheating on software is frowned upon by TSG.
     
  3. hnic_2k3

    hnic_2k3 Thread Starter

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    I would like to know how to do it, because i want to know how to fully uninstall anything thats on my Pc. Like i said, its just for learning, all software that i have that use a key i have the key (unless i wouldnt be able to use the program). It was just something that i notice whenever i would unistall a program that i entered a key before (not all programs tho). I was going to say that in my previous post, but then i thought it wasnt needed
     
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    The best and most complete way to uninstall any program is in Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs. This deletes all related files and registry keys. On occasion some files may be shared or not properly deleted and you will recieve a notice of that. Not all uninstalls are perfect. Sometimes files or folder and/or registry keys are left behind.
     
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