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After uninstalled, program still listed in control panels Add/Remove.

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After uninstalled, program still listed in control panels Add/Remove.

dwood005
In windows Vista I have uninstalled several programs and they continue to be listed in the control panels Programs and Features folder. How do I remove these left over items?

Don
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AruJammer
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This one helped me with deleting programs who still listed in programs after deletion, also cleaning the registry with this tool help with removing unecesary records. (always make a backup from your registry before making any changes)

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mafergus
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M$ has a cleanup utility that works pretty well

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=290301

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dwood005
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I Thought of trying the cleanup utility but wasn't sure what it works on. The info on it made me think that it works on M$ Office only.

If it isn't limited to MS Office then I will surly try it.

Don

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mafergus
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every program that uses msi installer tech. I have used it on a number of differnt apps.

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dwood005
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That worked out quite well. The troublesome entries are gone. It took very little effort to remove them with the clean up program. I should have used that procedure a long time ago, I just wasn't sure it would work on all items in the list.
Thanks for resolving this nagging problem.

Don

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mafergus
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EOM

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santeewelding
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If worthwhile.

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dwood005
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Thanks for the suggestion.
It has been six months since I removed Nero and all its sub programs. I have ran CCleaner and its registry tool several times since then. I've even tried Your Uninstaller (where the programs are listed too) and they disappear until I restart windows and invoke Your uninstaller again only to see the programs back in the list.