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    Un-Installing The Un-Installable..

    Sometime ago when I migrated all my stuff from XP 32 Bit to W7 64 Bit I ended up with a lot of programs that I either no longer want or don't use any longer...

    I have a dual boot with XP on one drive and W7 on the other so if I do need them in the future In can always boot into XP to use them.

    Some of them run in W7 and others don't.

    Using Add/Remove programs they are not listed and neither are they listed in Revo Un-Installer..

    Using Windows Explorer the program folders are still there in w7 and in the X86 folder.

    My question is, can I just delete the program folders or is there another way to Un-Install them ???

    I'll go play with Stickman while I await your replies...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Banyarola View Post
    Sometime ago when I migrated all my stuff from XP 32 Bit to W7 64 Bit I ended up with a lot of programs that I either no longer want or don't use any longer...
    Banyarola,
    Hello...I like to use this free program UltraFileSearch It does not build an index but will look into folders or however you want to set it up ...You can run it as a "Portable" or "Installer" both are free ... Once you have it set up as to where and how to search...just input the name .. You then can delete them (old program leftovers) one by one.Then open "Registry Editor" and under "Edit" select "Find" ... input the program name... and keep hitting F-3 after each search is complete until there are no more entries to delete... Regards Fred
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    Banyarola,

    If I read your post correctly you have a copy of your XP Programs folder in your Win 7 partition? If this is the case all those programs which you copied in there but did not Install on Win 7 you would like to delete? Since they were not Installed they do not show up in the Win 7 registry and thus not in the Uninstallers. You should be able to safely delete the folders from the Win 7 Programs directory w/o adverse effects.
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    RG, no, they are installed because they were migrated as programs...
    If that were the case then I know I could just delete them...

    Fred, I'll check out your solution.
    I'm not sure it will do what I want but I will look at it.
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    Fred, I just looked at the program you suggested.
    It seems like a file search program...
    I don't need a search program because I can easily find them with Windows Explorer...

    The problem is that I can't un-install them...
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    You can't actually uninstall something that wasn't installed in the first place. Delete the folders.

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    AhhhHa...Thanks Clint...That's what I was thinking...
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    JV Power Tools is the best app I know of for displaying a far more comprehensive listing of items that can be uninstalled/removed.
    The downside of this is that it is so easy to royally fudge your operating system if you are unsure of what you are doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLiNT View Post
    You can't actually uninstall something that wasn't installed in the first place. Delete the folders.
    I thought that was what I said.
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    Just backing you up buddy

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLiNT View Post
    Just backing you up buddy
    CLiNT,

    Much appreciated!
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    Sorry RG, I read your reply so fast I missed tha part you said that Clint mentioned..

    Either way, you're both right...
    I'll post a tie breaker question later...

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