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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Dr. Michael, Mar 26, 2003.

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  1. Dr. Michael

    Dr. Michael Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I recently upgraded from 98 SE to XP Home.

    I still have TweakUI on my control panel which I installed while using 98. After the upgrade to XP, though, the add/remove option for removing this utility is no longer available.

    I now see that there is a version of TweakUI made specifically for XP. My old version seems to work, but I haven't really tested it entirely.

    I'd really like to uninstall the old 98 version manually, but simply don't know how. I had a lot of issues after my upgrade which required attention, so I don't want to go back to 98 just to delete this program.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks so much in advance,
    Dr. Michael
     
  2. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Do a Find Files for tweakui

    You'll find 3 or more of the following:

    TWEAKUI.CPL
    TWEAKUI.INF
    TWEAKUI.CNT
    TWEAKUI.HLP
    TWEAKUI.GID
    tweakui.FTS

    Remove those, and you're done.

    FYI, removing TweakUI does NOT affect any of the settings you implemented using it.

    Cheers,
     
  3. Dr. Michael

    Dr. Michael Thread Starter

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    Will that remove it completely?

    I wasn't sure if there were any registry keys that needed to be removed.

    If so, that sounds like a very simple solution.

    Thanks so much!!

    p.s. I'm actually going to post one more question today since I'm on a roll...laughs.
     
  4. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    That ought indeed to remove it completely.

    Cheers,
     
  5. Mosaic1

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    One quick clarification. TWEAKUI will be removed. However, any changes made to the registry using TWEAKUI will not . Those will have to be removed either before uninstall or manually afterwards. Have a look throught TWEAKUI before removal to se what has been changed. You may want to reverse anything manually. Post if in doubt.

    Make a restore point for insurance too.
     
  6. Dr. Michael

    Dr. Michael Thread Starter

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    I'll try it out as soon as I get home.

    I was really nervous that I'd have to go back to 98 just to uninstall it. I'm glad that I can get rid of it through XP.

    Thanks again.
     
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