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uninstall skype in Win98

By choy.waigiat ·
I want to uninstall Skype in Windows 98. I cannot find the Skype program in Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs.

Anyone can help?

thanks and regards,

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by darts32 In reply to uninstall skype in Win98

Did you go to add/remove programs in the control panel? Uninstall from there. If skype is not listed there try reinstalling the program and then uninstall.

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by dryflies In reply to uninstall skype in Win98

according to the skype documentation it should be in the add remove programs applet. if you cannot find it after you try darts32's suggestion you are left with the tedious and dangerous option of removing it manually. Start by backing up your registry and setting a resotre point. Identify the directory where the skype executable is located. write it down. go through the registry and search for that directory and the name of the skype exececutable. write down any GUIDs associated with skype. delete the keys that refer to the skype executable or directory or that have "skype" in them as a whole word. Search each of the GUIDs you wrote down. go all the way through the registry and if you find another program referring to the same GUID as skype did, scratch that GUID off your list. when you are done with trimming the GUID list, go back to the GUIDs left on the list and follow them through identifying registry keys referring to those GUIDs or that are referred to by the GUIDs again, list everything and then go back through and trim anything off the list that has a reference that is related to a GUID not on your list. now you can take out the GUIDs, and other keys that relate only to those GUIDs.
Sound difficult? it is just tedious. write everything down!!! don't wipe out anything you have a question about. There is so much fat in the registry another hundred keys will not make a difference.

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