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How can you remove an application in an NT computer when the add/remove program utility doesn't do it?

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by McKayTech In reply to Remove application in an ...

If the program has an un-install option, that would be the best bet. Sometimes the un-install option is only available through the Setup program (Exchange and some other Microsoft products are that way).

Otherwise, it's a laborious method of deleting the directories and the appropriate Registry keys. Some of the clean-up utilities may work with NT but I don't have specific experience with them so I can't recommend them.

I'll be interested to see what other ideas are offered.

best wishes!

paul

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by mjbatme In reply to Remove application in an ...

1. Delete the directories/files it created.

2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ and HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE

Locate the applications entries and delete them.

3. Use Explorer to to remove the entries from the Start Menu in
either %windir%\Profiles\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\ and/or
%windir%\Profiles\YourId\Start Menu\Programs
4. If there is an entry in the Add/Remove list, edit:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

Locate the entryand delete it. If the app has a service, edit:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services

Scroll down till you locate it. Then delete it.

5 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\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows

load REG_SZ and
run REG_SZ

6. Reboot.

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by aekland In reply to Remove application in an ...

The above process is about all you can do unless you have installed a third party app that helps to track programs. Two things: run the ERD disk to backup the registry before deleting stuff and then REGClean (available from microsoft for free) afteryour done, It searches the registry for lost entries. It isn't a bad idea to reapply the service pack afterwards either.

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by omahabob In reply to Remove application in an ...

Some applications (but certainly not all) will have an uninstall file in the same directory as the application. The chances are not real high and they don't always name these files something obvious like uninstall.exe, but it can be worth a shot sometimes.

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