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    Removing a program

    I am using Windows 2000 Professional. I downloaded a sharing program and now I want to get rid of it. When I am in "Explore" I can see that it lives in my "Program Files" on the HD. I next go to the Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs, and I can't see the program that I want to remove!! It doesn't show up - but I can see it when I am using "Explore".
    When I see the program in "Explore", I can double click on it and open up the folder. Inside the folder there is an "Uninstall" icon. I double click on it and it tells me that this will uninstall the program. I click OK, but still the program remains. How do I get rid of it? Please help. Thanks.

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    Re: Removing a program

    There are cases where an uninstall program will not remove the directory from "Program Files" or wherever it's been installed. Usually uninstallers will remove registry entries and other associated items. You should be able to delete the directory manually without any adverse effect. Delete it, and if you errors, restore it from the Recycle Bin.
    -Mark

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    Re: Removing a program

    I am using WinME, and directions I have for Registry removal of programs that didn't uninstall properly are as follows:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentV ersionUninstall. Click the plus (+) sign in front of the Uninstall key to display the subkeys. Each subkey contains information about applications installed on your system. To remove an application from the Add/Remove Programs list, delete the respective subkey by right-clicking it and clicking Delete.
    I don't know if Win2000Pro has the same setup in Registry, but I figured you can check it out.
    Remember, always do a backup of the Registry before mucking around in there. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
    Good Luck .

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    Re: Removing a program

    How do I do a backup of the registry?

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    Re: Removing a program

    In Windows 9x, you need to boot to a DOS/command prompt outside of Windows and back up USER.DAT and SYSTEM.DAT.

    In Windows 2000 and XP, run the backup program and back up the system state - a much better alternative.
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