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Thread: Some things I cannot uninstall from add/ remove.

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    Some things I cannot uninstall from add/ remove.

    I have some things I cannot uninstall from control panel add/remove. Does anyone know of a program that will allow me to uninstall stubborn software?

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    Check out Tweak UI to see if it will do what you're looking for.

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    If you want to uninstall an appliction that has no uninstall program and it is not listed in the Add/Remove applet of Control Panel
    (or that uninstall doesn't work), then just delete the directory/files.
    Start Regedit and drill down to :

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ and
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE

    locating the applications entry and delete them.

    Use Explorer to to remove the entries from the Start Menu in either
    C:\Documents and Folders\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\ and/or
    C:\Documents and Folders\(your username)\Start Menu\Programs\

    If there is an entry in the Add/Remove list, start regedit go to:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
    locate the entry and delete it.

    If the app has a service, edit:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services
    and scroll down till you locate it. Then delete it.

    If this app starts automatically and there is no entry in the StartUp folder(s), then use Regedt32 to edit:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Windows

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    its easier to go to the setup wizard for that particular program.

    I found out that most programs that don't have any add or remove button can be removed by going to the setup wizard for the particular program. there is usually a place where they ask you if you want to uninstall.

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    Dude, this thread is from 2005! I think it a dun deal by now.
    I don't know the same things you don't know.

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