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How do you manually uninstall

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by silverorb, Oct 2, 2005.

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  1. silverorb

    silverorb Thread Starter

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    trying to remaove all traces of a program that i have installed incorrectly and it wont automaticly uninstall from cd or C.panel.

    trying to delete all traces of it but im not really have much luck because it will not let me reinstall it because it says i still have a previous version

    help plz
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Have you done a registry search?

    Go to Start > Run, and type:

    regedit

    Look under Edit for the Find entry. Enter a search term that is specific to that program, like the program's name, or even the manufacturer if that is the only program you have from that company. Remove the entries that refer specifically to that program. Be careful not to remove entried that are not specific to that program. If the name has the word "system" in it, for example, you obviously should not delete all entries containing that word.

    Use F3 to continue the search after each find.

    Is the program still in Add/Remove?
    Have you deleted the folder from Program Files?

    Another thing you could try is a safe registry cleaner:

    Regcleaner 4.3.0.780

    Tools > Registry Cleanup > Do Them All. And then remove all the found entries.
     
  3. sting06

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    Check the software manufacturer's website, often they include manual removal instructions incase the uninstaller gets corrupted.
     
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