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how the hell do i get rid of this cr p

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by lancalot, Apr 17, 2004.

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  1. lancalot

    lancalot Thread Starter

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    ladies,gentlemen, and other assorted persons of GREAT knowledge.....ect.ect.ect how do you get rid of those programs in your hard drive that are not in add remove panel? one seems to aquire many of these things over time and if you just right click and delete, you tend to get rid of files that are shared by many....not a good thing let me tell you.[speaking from exp.] any and all help will be greatly appreciated thanks
     
  2. rude

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    Make sure you backup the registry before editing.
    Select Start > Run

    type "regedit",without quotes, and press Enter.

    Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

    The Add/Remove Programs list is built from the keys listed beneath the Uninstall folder.

    Locate the key for the program that has been uninstalled, right click the key and click Delete.

    Be very careful. Once the key has been deleted it's impossible to use Add/Remove Programs to uninstall if you make an incorrect selection
     
  3. lancalot

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    thanks mate
     
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    You're welcome
     
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