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forcing uninstall of software

By Router boy ·
I am trying to remove Microsoft works 9.0 from a clients laptop becasue its causing issue with macros in excel. Unfortunatley there is not mention of the program under add / remove programs and there was no installation media provided by Dell.
Does anybody have any ideas on how to brute force an uninstall? and unfortunatley the client is against formtiing and reimaging his machine...

Thanks in advance.

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Yes, it can be done

by nepenthe0 In reply to forcing uninstall of soft ...

You can download and install Advanced Uninstaller Pro from Innovative Solutions:

http://www.innovative-sol.com/uninstaller/

Advanced Uninstaller Pro is 30-day trialware. Apparently folks have attempted to circumvent the 30-day window by subsequent installations, so the Innovative Solutions folks have innovatively developed a way of tracking such clever devils, and the strategy no longer succeeds. I won't disclose to you how I know this.

Rick/Portland, OR

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Try this...

by Support Slug In reply to forcing uninstall of soft ...

Check if there is an uninstaller in the program directory or just install the software again and remove it.

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Try this...

copied from Microsoft.

When you uninstall Works 9, Works programs and settings are removed as expected. However, the following programs are not removed when you uninstall Works 9:
? Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007
? Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office System
The following programs are not removed when you uninstall Microsoft Works Plus 2007:
? Microsoft Office Word 2003
? Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007
? Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office System
To uninstall the programs that are listed earlier in this section, follow the steps for the operating system that you are using.

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Microsoft Windows XP
1. Click Start, click Run, type Appwiz.cpl, and then click OK.
2. Click the program that you want to uninstall, and then click Remove.

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Windows Vista
1. Click Startthe Start button, type Appwiz.cpl in the Start Search box, and then click Appwiz.cpl in the Programs list.
2. Click the program that you want to uninstall, and then click Uninstall.

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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Here's the link to the Microsoft Knowledge Base

by nepenthe0 In reply to forcing uninstall of soft ...

Peconet Tietokoneet knows just about everything, but he forgot to give you the Microsoft Knowledge Base link, so here it is:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939452

One of these days, he must provide us with clarification regarding how to pronounce Peconet Tietokoneet, because I'm clueless.

Rick/Portland, OR

P.S. - pronounced rik, as in quick...

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The name Peconet means...

PEoples COmputer NETwork, and the second word means Computers (in Finnish).

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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Thanks, PT -

by nepenthe0 In reply to The name Peconet means...

You have clarified the mystery. I still don't know how to pronounce computers in Finnish, but I'm always awesomely impressed at bilingual folks such as yourself. My wife is Persian, but after 30 years of marriage, I know only a handful of Farsi words (probably the unprintable ones uttered when she's irritated at me..)

Rick/Portland, OR

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It is funny how people pick up rude words faster..

Then the right language don't you think?

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There may be a simpler explanation

by nepenthe0 In reply to It is funny how people pi ...

Even the most fluent speakers of a 2nd language probably mentally revert to their native language when stressed. When we're under stress, our choice of words is less circumspect. Those who can remain unruffled under stress are folks we call diplomats.

Alas, the Farsi words I hear are those spoken under stress, and they would probably not be uttered but for an apparent provocation. That explains why the words I hear are not the nicest part of the vocabulary.

If you are a male, you know that we can irritate a loving wife without intending to, following which we absorb a volley abuse. She cools off, and life goes on.

I suspect this is the same in Finland, England, Lapland and Iceland.

Thanks again for all your excellent posts.

Rick/Portland, OR

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