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How to Uninstall programs in xp

By ezhillmaran ·
Hi to all,

i'm using windows xp. It was working fine upto last month. Now i have a problem in uninstalling programs. when ever i try to uninstall some programs in add/remove programs, i'm getting remove option on that, but for some software it's showing and i can able to Install. I thought it would be caused by virus, So i scanned my whole harddisk with mcafee 8. No virus has been detected. Can any one help me for this.

Thanks in Advance

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Confused........

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to How to Uninstall programs ...

Are you saying that some programs will NOT uninstall and stay on the add/remove programs list? If so, sometimes either you or another program has already deleted the folder where the program was installed, so the uninstall can not work.

You can also look at the start menu/all programs in the group for that software and see if it has it's own UNINSTALL shortcut.

And, if that doesn't work, download and install Tweak UI for Windows XP. That will allow you to remove the listing in the add/remove programs, but it does not actually DO the uninstall.

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Also

by OH Smeg In reply to Confused........

Make sure that you are using an Account with Administrator Privileges.

Col

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Thanks for your reply

by ezhillmaran In reply to Confused........

Actually the software is working fine. when i try to uninstall that software, i'm not getting uninstall button on the add/remove program, instead it shows the button says how often i'm using this software. for example when i try to uninstall java version 1.4, it shows "rarely used" msg instead of change/remove button.

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Account Permissions........

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Thanks for your reply

You must not have the appropriate permissions on the account you're logged in with. Try logging into SAFE MODE and use THE Administrator account to uninstall software.

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Not exactly sure what you mean, but

by seanferd In reply to How to Uninstall programs ...

Sometimes, after uninstalling a program, the program name still persists in the Add/Remove list. Is this the problem?

If no actions you are taking work at all, try typing in the Run box: regsvr32 appwiz.cpl
hit enter. restart system.

it is also possible that the uninstall info has been corrupted for some programs.

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thnks for your reply

by ezhillmaran In reply to Not exactly sure what you ...

Actually the software is working fine. when i try to uninstall that software, i'm not getting uninstall button on the add/remove program, instead it shows the button says how often i'm using this software. for example when i try to uninstall java version 1.4, it shows "rarely used" msg instead of change/remove button.

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Usage state data is normal

by seanferd In reply to thnks for your reply

This sounds like a file permissions problem.

See the post Account Permissions... by Thumbs Up 2. You need to be logged in as *The* Administrator, if the appropriate permissions have not been assigned to the account you are using.

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