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    Add/Remove Programes:cant remove driver (XP Home SP2 all updates)

    I have been trying to connect a Nokia phone by data cable. I have installed the driver for this cable but no success and it turns out it is the WRONG cable for the phone model! The shop have exchanged and now I have the correct data cable but would like to uninstall the incorrect driver etc before going any further. But when I try to remove the driver from add/remove it says it is uninstalled and to re-start computer but it still appears in the add/remove programes list. A search shows a folder with file for the driver in C:/windows/temp ...would it be ok to delete this?

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    Re: Add/Remove Programes:cant remove driver (XP Home SP2 all updates)

    Jeff,
    What you may have is a dead entry in the Add/Remove list. Sometimes a program is really already uninstalled but still shows up in the Windows Add/Remove list.

    Try this <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> Program which will not only remove things like the WIndows version but also get rid of those dead entries. It's good and I have used it for some time now as an alternate to the the WIndows version.

    Get it at ADD REMOVE PRO

    BTW, the temp folder is just that, temporary. Delete anything you can in it. It will probably NOT let you delete two files in there until the next reboot, when they will be replaced by another two temporary TEMP files.
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    Re: Add/Remove Programes:cant remove driver (XP Home SP2 all updates)

    I meant to give you a screenshot of the Add/Remove Pro screen.
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    Re: Add/Remove Programes:cant remove driver (XP Home SP2 all updates)

    Thanks for that. Tried the prog and seems to have done the job ok. Handy to use in the future maybe, so will keep a copy.

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