there are some programs on the programs list that refuse to uninstall,
how do i get rid of them?
If these are legitimate programs there are two thing you can try:
1. Download the latest version of CCleaner (completely free and safe) and find the Tool option. Under Tool search for those programs and use the uninstall option. I and others have often found CCleaner's uninstall will often work better than Windows.
2. You could use the free RegCleaner utility that you can download from MajorGeeks.com. Keep in mind any time you go into the registery you need to be very careful. Caution is the first rule.
There is an Uninstall Menu tab. Click that on and search for ONLY those programs you want to uninstall. Leave the rest alone.
* Others with more experience may come along and give other solid advice based on experience as well.
At my workplace, for those stubborn programs we use Revo Uninstaller
Which has been mostly successful, only issue is when you have already uninstalled the program and it can't find it >.<
That is when you have to resort back to the two programs Route44 suggested
Access website http://www.innovative-sol.com/ and download Advanced Uninstaller PRO- Will Help you to uninstall applications that u are not able to remove-
Hope this helps
If an un-installation process is unsuccessful it can sometimes mean
=> You end up with entries in your Windows Registry still pointing to the program software even tho
=> The software may have already been physically deleted from your disk!
In such cases, and use it cautiously, see Description of the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility
This MS tool will remove registry entries to software (but fyi... doesn't attempt to remove any software from your disk)
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btw.. so you use this MS tool last after first attempting other uninstaller methods above should they fail
thanks route44, tried your way, work GREAT!!!