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Manual uninstall

tynygongl
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Registered: 04-02-2012

Manual uninstall

I have been removing a number of programs that came loaded on my computer which I do not want and with some, after running uninstall, I am told that not all parts have been removed and I should do this manually - how? Also, some programs I have removed still show in program lists but won't open etc.
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drj
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Re: Manual uninstall

Manual could just mean deleting the relevant directories
If by "program lists" you mean the start menu then you can right click and delete the shortcuts
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Re: Manual uninstall

you might also find there are still folders in your Program Files and Program Data, (under C drive) they should be empty,  check to make sure, so you can delete them
drj
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Re: Manual uninstall

Sorry - that's what I meant - I shouldn't still be referring to "directories"  Smiley
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Re: Manual uninstall

Running Ccleaner should help to get rid of broken registry links.

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Re: Manual uninstall

windows uninstall always leaves stuff behind  Sad that why i use "revo uninstaller " nice free program
http://download.cnet.com/Revo-Uninstaller/3000-2096_4-10687648.html
also as Mav says Ccleaner is excellent  Cool
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tynygongl
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Re: Manual uninstall

Thanks to all replies; I think I've got the hang now.