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Old September 22nd 10, 04:48 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Norvin Gordon
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Default install/delete problem

Somewhere a program got deleted without the using the 'add/remove
programs' in the control panel. Now I am trying to reinstall the program
but can't since it thinks it is already installed. I tried to delete
using the add/remove, but it says that it can't find it. How do I delete
all traces of the program and make the add/remove program not look for
it. TIA
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Old September 22nd 10, 05:11 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Twayne[_2_]
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Default install/delete problem

In ,
Norvin Gordon typed:
Somewhere a program got deleted without the using the
'add/remove programs' in the control panel. Now I am trying
to reinstall the program but can't since it thinks it is
already installed. I tried to delete using the add/remove,
but it says that it can't find it. How do I delete all
traces of the program and make the add/remove program not
look for it. TIA


There are a couple ways. If you have, or get, ccleaner (google for it) you
can do a registry "cleaning" and delete everything that's a problem.

If you're adverse to registry cleaners, then as long as you're careful, you
could manually search for the program name and delete it manually.

In either case, backup your computer's boot drive first so you can recover
is something goes wrong like you make a mistake, power glitch, whatever.

Also if you're manually cleaning the registry Export EVERYTHING you
delete first, so you can get it back. Also create a new System Restore
Point.
CCleaner will automatcally save any changes it makes so you can "undo"
them if it does break something or you took out a wrong entry. This program
very seldom creates any problems; in fact, Ive never seen it do so.

HTH,

Twayne`


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Old September 23rd 10, 01:31 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
philo[_3_]
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Default install/delete problem


"Twayne" wrote in message
...
In ,
Norvin Gordon typed:
Somewhere a program got deleted without the using the
'add/remove programs' in the control panel. Now I am trying
to reinstall the program but can't since it thinks it is
already installed. I tried to delete using the add/remove,
but it says that it can't find it. How do I delete all
traces of the program and make the add/remove program not
look for it. TIA


There are a couple ways. If you have, or get, ccleaner (google for it) you
can do a registry "cleaning" and delete everything that's a problem.



I'd paly it safe though
and just delete all entries related to the deleted application


If you're adverse to registry cleaners, then as long as you're careful,
you could manually search for the program name and delete it manually.

In either case, backup your computer's boot drive first so you can recover
is something goes wrong like you make a mistake, power glitch, whatever.

Also if you're manually cleaning the registry Export EVERYTHING you
delete first, so you can get it back. Also create a new System Restore
Point.
CCleaner will automatcally save any changes it makes so you can "undo"
them if it does break something or you took out a wrong entry. This
program very seldom creates any problems; in fact, Ive never seen it do
so.

HTH,

Twayne`




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Old September 23rd 10, 05:42 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Twayne[_2_]
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Default install/delete problem

In ,
philo typed:
"Twayne" wrote in message
...
In ,
Norvin Gordon typed:
Somewhere a program got deleted without the using the
'add/remove programs' in the control panel. Now I am
trying to reinstall the program but can't since it thinks
it is already installed. I tried to delete using the
add/remove, but it says that it can't find it. How do I
delete all traces of the program and make the add/remove
program not look for it. TIA


I forgot to mention; delete all/any leftover folders, too. Usually they'll
be in the .../program files directory.



There are a couple ways. If you have, or get, ccleaner
(google for it) you can do a registry "cleaning" and
delete everything that's a problem.



I'd paly it safe though
and just delete all entries related to the deleted
application

If you're adverse to registry cleaners, then as long as
you're careful, you could manually search for the program
name and delete it manually. In either case, backup your computer's boot
drive first so
you can recover is something goes wrong like you make a
mistake, power glitch, whatever. Also if you're manually cleaning the
registry Export
EVERYTHING you delete first, so you can get it back. Also
create a new System Restore Point.
CCleaner will automatcally save any changes it makes so
you can "undo" them if it does break something or you took
out a wrong entry. This program very seldom creates any
problems; in fact, Ive never seen it do so.

HTH,

Twayne`




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Old October 9th 10, 12:56 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Mike Cawood, HND BIT
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Default install/delete problem

"Norvin Gordon" wrote in message
...
Somewhere a program got deleted without the using the 'add/remove
programs' in the control panel. Now I am trying to reinstall the program
but can't since it thinks it is already installed. I tried to delete using
the add/remove, but it says that it can't find it. How do I delete all
traces of the program and make the add/remove program not look for it. TIA


If there's an entry in the add/remove programs, even if it doesn't work,
this program will get rid of it & remove most traces:-
Revo uninstaller
http://www.revouninstaller.com/
The freeware version will do all that is required.
Regards Mike.


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Old November 19th 10, 09:32 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
johny log
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Default If there is an entry in the add/remove programs, even if it doesnot work,this

A very common problem with Windows explorer is reported on all Windows help forums. I've seen people complaining about problem with long path files deletion.

Some common problems with Windows Explorer people talk about:

- Doesn't allow to delete files with long path names
- Pops up error while deleting unwanted files or unnecessary files
- Errors like: Access denied, sharing violation, source in use etc.

I've found a very simple but smart solution for all these above mentioned common problems. A very simple but powerful tool to overcome these problems. Everyone who plays with the files must have this tool. Its compatible with all versions of Microsoft Windows.

Download it at he
www.deletelongfile.com


On Wednesday, September 22, 2010 11:48 AM Norvin Gordon wrote:


Somewhere a program got deleted without the using the 'add/remove
programs' in the control panel. Now I am trying to reinstall the program
but cannot since it thinks it is already installed. I tried to delete
using the add/remove, but it says that it cannot find it. How do I delete
all traces of the program and make the add/remove program not look for
it. TIA



On Wednesday, September 22, 2010 12:11 PM Twayne wrote:


Norvin Gordon typed:

There are a couple ways. If you have, or get, ccleaner (google for it) you
can do a registry "cleaning" and delete everything that is a problem.

If you are adverse to registry cleaners, then as long as you are careful, you
could manually search for the program name and delete it manually.

In either case, backup your computer's boot drive first so you can recover
is something goes wrong like you make a mistake, power glitch, whatever.

Also if you are manually cleaning the registry Export EVERYTHING you
delete first, so you can get it back. Also create a new System Restore
Point.
CCleaner will automatcally save any changes it makes so you can "undo"
them if it does break something or you took out a wrong entry. This program
very seldom creates any problems; in fact, Ive never seen it do so.

HTH,

Twayne`



On Wednesday, September 22, 2010 8:31 PM philo wrote:


I'd paly it safe though
and just delete all entries related to the deleted application



On Thursday, September 23, 2010 12:42 PM Twayne wrote:


philo typed:

I forgot to mention; delete all/any leftover folders, too. Usually they will
be in the .../program files directory.



On Saturday, October 09, 2010 7:56 AM Mike Cawood, HND BIT wrote:


If there is an entry in the add/remove programs, even if it does not work,
this program will get rid of it & remove most traces:-
Revo uninstaller
http://www.revouninstaller.com/
The freeware version will do all that is required.
Regards Mike.



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