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Tweak UI...wont

By J_Bone
Aug 17, 2003
  1. I cannot get Tweak UI to uninstall. My OS is XP!
    Before the msblast virus I was using an updated version of tweak UI. I did a system restore to get rid of a program that I couldn't delete its driver.

    Well I got rid of that version of tweak UI, so I downloaded it again from Microsoft. It was corrupt so I downloaded again. No go, so I went over to geeks.com to download it and downloaded it.
    Then I installed it, but its the early version I had when I had Windows 98. Not happy with version I tried to uninstall and it will not uninstall at all.

    I went to the add/remove programs and uninstalled. OK, but the icon is still on the control panel. So I click on it and it still works. Went through the help menu, it re-enters it in the registry so I can uninstall again. Now it says its been uninstalled already, but it still works?? WTF??

    Anyone have a solution?
     
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    if I am not mistaken tweak Ui integrates itself intot he windows shell so the only real way to get rid of it is a reformat and reinstall. the best thing to do since it takes up very little space is ignore it.
     
  3. J_Bone

    J_Bone TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Well thats what I have done, but I like the new XP version and wanted to use it.

    oh well
     
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Can't you install the new version over the old one?
     
  5. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 592

  6. J_Bone

    J_Bone TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    When I tried to install the new it said to uninstall the old version.

    the other problem is I downloaded the new one from Microsoft and I keep getting a corupt file. First D/L was good, lost where I put it, second and thrid D/L are corupt.....damn,,


    thanks :)
     
  7. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,244

    Its funny that this is supposed to be a "new" version, I've had it for nearly a year, and I believe I have pointed others to it in previous posts.
     
  8. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 592

    it was advertised as a new version just weeks ago

    not that i bothered to notice in what way it was improved, but, nonetheless, i updated tweak ui to it's most current version
     
  9. filthy_mcnasty

    filthy_mcnasty TS Rookie Posts: 78

  10. J_Bone

    J_Bone TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    I downloaded again and this is the error I keep getting!

    check the picture I uploaded down below.
     

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  11. filthy_mcnasty

    filthy_mcnasty TS Rookie Posts: 78

    that version of tweakxp is for service pack 1

    your error is because that function "GetDllDirectoryW" is a new function to win xp sp1.

    it's trying to find a function that your computer doesn't have.
    what this means is you have 2 options.....


    1. upgrade to service pack 1
    2. find an older version of tweakui



     
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