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I recently had ms works 2000 on the computer and thought I had gotten all instances of it off. I couldn't get it to remove in the add remove prog, so had manually removed it everywhere I thought It was. I even rt clicked on the folder in the software registry and deleted it. When I do a search it can't be found. I just tried to install works suite 2005. When it starts I get in the lft upper corner a box that says ms works update. 2 more programs to install. works update, microsoft works. Then mid page there is a box that comes up that says microsoft works 2000. Please wait while windows configures microsoft works 2000. It begins gathering information and gets about 1/3 way done and then a pop up window says setup is unable to register tasks. What can I do to get this one to install????
 
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I recently had ms works 2000 on the computer and thought I had gotten all instances of it off. I couldn't get it to remove in the add remove prog, so had manually removed it everywhere I thought It was. I even rt clicked on the folder in the software registry and deleted it. When I do a search it can't be found. I just tried to install works suite 2005. When it starts I get in the lft upper corner a box that says ms works update. 2 more programs to install. works update, microsoft works. Then mid page there is a box that comes up that says microsoft works 2000. Please wait while windows configures microsoft works 2000. It begins gathering information and gets about 1/3 way done and then a pop up window says setup is unable to register tasks. What can I do to get this one to install????
Hi rubeckf,

Here are two things I would do myself to try and uninstall ms works 2000 even though it may look like you got most of it expunged, but evidently not all.

1) Visit Microsoft Support Website at: http://support.microsoft.com and use the Search window in the top right-hand corner to search for "ms works 2000" with the quotes. You are specifically looking for information about uninstallation. You can refine the search by using:
"ms works 2000" & uninstall
2) On your machine, search for any .inf file related to "ms works 2000", right-click it and select uninstall. That should get all instances on your machine. Best to do this before deleting any folders.
3) You may have to reinstall "ms works 2000" in order to successfully uninstall all of it.

-- Tom
 

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I never could get it to un-install, not even after I re-installed it. Anyway, I finally got the newer one on after I did the re-install. Now they are both listed in the add/remove prog. & it still won't un-install from there. It's ok though. At least I got the newer one on. Thanks for the suggestions.
 
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