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    Uninstalling TweakUI (SP1)

    <!help=01>Help 01<!/help> I am new to computers and have downloaded the new version of the Tweak UI for XP. I understand that I have to uninstall my old version but can not seem to do this. It does not show up in my add/remove programs. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold">Can anyone help me.</span hi>
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    Verna Verrier alvauto@mts.net

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    Re: Uninstalling TweakUI (SP1)

    What version of TweakUI are you trying to uninstall?
    If 1.33, there is some assistance here at Scot's Newsletter.

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    Re: Uninstalling TweakUI (SP1)

    As far as I can figure it is version 3 but I'm not sure. I will check out the link that you gave me. Maybe that will help. Will let you know. Thank-you for getting back to me so soon.
    <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> Verna

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    Re: Uninstalling TweakUI (SP1)

    Usually you can uninstall TweakUI by clicking Start | Control Panel | Add or Remove Programs, choosing TweakUI from the list and press Uninstall button. However, if TweakUI for some reasons is not on the list, you can click Start | Run and type in the Run box exactly as follow:
    RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%INFtweakui.inf,DefaultUnInstall
    and hit OK.

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    Re: Uninstalling TweakUI (SP1)

    Okay I tried that and got an error message saying could not locate INF file 'C:WINDOWSINFtweakui.inf'. What if I tried installing that version of Tweak again? Would the missing file be replaced? I'm beginning to think that I lost some files at Christmas when the Grandson decided to turn the computer off and on a few times before I caught him. Thanks for every one's thoughts and help. Verna <img src=/S/granny.gif border=0 alt=granny width=20 height=20>

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    Re: Uninstalling TweakUI (SP1)

    Verna--
    Try installing the version of TweakUI again--the missing file might well be replaced if that's really the cause of your problem--many times installing again helps with a buggy uninstall. If not try free add/remove-pro. MS-MVP Kelly Theriot offers a registry patch that will make it appear in the control panel and the link is here.

    Finally--this may do the trick! MS MVP Doug Knox has written a script that will work to uninstall all three versions of Tweak UI (1.0, 1.33 and 2.0 for XP). His site doesn't offer direct links to it's divisions--so go to Doug Knox. On the left click "Site Search" and put in Uninstall Tweak UI>Hit Search and scroll down and you'll get:
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    << Prev | Next >> NewRefine
    1. Uninstall Tweak UI v1.33
    use this script to attempt to uninstall TweakUI for Windows XP version 2.00 or later. This VB Script will uninstall TweakUI v1.33 and earlier from Windows XP. To use: Download
    http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_d...eak_uninst.htm
    __________________________________________________ ___________________

    And last but not least, Verna, here is how to manually uninstall it from the registry written by Doug for the Microsoft Windows XP Expert Zone: Manually Remove Tweak UI 1.33 and Earlier.

    Doug also says there is an application uninstall it at ebay. I searched and it didn't come up; but it's ridiculous to have to buy something just to uninstall it anyway.

    SMBP

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    Re: Uninstalling TweakUI (SP1)

    Verna--

    Here is another successful way to get the old Tweak uninstalled and the new one running correctly. I use 1.33 and 2.0 XP both, and they coexist fine. I uninstalled the original Tweak XP though, the one MS made available, and then pulled for a few months because I knew they were updating it and didn't want a Tweak conflict or war:

    You can delete these 4 files:

    C:WindowsSystem32tweakui.cpl
    C:Windowshelptweakui.hlp
    C:Windowshelptweakui.cnt
    C:Windowsinftweakui.inf

    Then go to Start/Run/Msconfig/Startup and untick the line that reads:
    rundll32 tweakui.cpl,TweakMeUp

    Last go to Kelly's Registry Edits for Windows XP: Tweaks and Tip "Uninstall TweakUI version 1.33 (Line 35)

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    Re: Uninstalling TweakUI (SP1)

    <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15> Wow. What service. I think everything is working now. I have the old tweak uninstalled and the new one installed. Too bad no one can get this kind of service from microsoft. Thank-you for all the wonderful tips and info. I now know where to go for help. You all deserve a pat on the back. Thank-you again.

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