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    How to remove a program omitted from Add/Remove programs list on Windows XP?

    As the Real Player program installed into my PC running on Windows XP is being corrupted, I tried to remove it from Add/Remove programs list. But, I get a message saying “program cannot be removed” along with a prompt to remove it from Add/Remove programs list. I clicked the ‘Yes’ option on that prompt message. Now, it exists somewhere inside the CD drive. What are the steps needed to be taken for deleting that program forever?



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    Aniruddha Array
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    Re: How to remove a program omitted from Add/Remove programs list on Windows XP?

    Hi,

    A message " Program can`t be removed" is displayed once the uninstaller finds the program to be uninstalled is busy, or used, used by some other programs, and finally if files of the to be uninstalled program is manually deleted.

    You decide whichever situation is causing your debacle.

    There can be no program or file which can exist inside CD Drive.

    Anyway if there is no listing of the RealPlayer in the Add/Remove Program listing then the program is no more. Else you may have to download a third party software to uninstall the program, as windows uninstaller will not be able to remove that program.

    Thanks.

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    Satya Praveen Array
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    Re: How to remove a program omitted from Add/Remove programs list on Windows XP?

    Hello friend,


    I have the solution for your problem just do as i say................

    1.You might have deleted some of it's files individually.

    2.So you are facing this type of problem.

    3.Or the program which you are trying to delete may be used by your computer.

    4.So you make sure that your computer is not using that application that is all the tabs must be closed.

    5.Then you try to uninstall that program.

    Even if you cannot able to uninstall that program try to delete all the files present in that folder.

    If it is also not possible then you insert the CD of that software and repair that software. Later you try to delete that software.

    I hope by doing as i said you can solve your problem.

    Have a nice day................

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    Re: How to remove a program omitted from Add/Remove programs list on Windows XP?

    Hi.
    You can alternately uninstall applications manually without using Add/Remove Programs. Each installed application will typically have an uninstall string associated with it that will allow manual uninstall. To find the uninstall string, do the following:

    >>Open the registry editor (Regedit.exe) and browse to the following location:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Uninstall

    >>Each application should be listed under this key. Find the application by either its name or GUID.

    >>Copy the value for
    Uninstall String and paste this into Start- Run. This should uninstall the application in the same manner as Add/Remove Programs.

    Thank you.

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    W4RLOCK Array
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    Re: How to remove a program omitted from Add/Remove programs list on Windows XP?

    HELLO FRIEND ,

    The program you are trying to "unistall" seems corrupt the only wat to remove it will

    be by the registry editor

    Follow these steps:-

    1.Go to the start menu in Run type "regedit"

    2.Find the name of the program from that list.

    3.Delete the given parameters by right clicking on it.

    4.and its done


    ALL THE BEST

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    Re: How to remove a program omitted from Add/Remove programs list on Windows XP?

    1. Click Start and choose Run in the menu (If you're using Windows Vista then press Win+R on your keyboard).
    2. Type regedit and hit Enter.
    3. On the left side is the registry settings tree, use it to go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Uninstall
    4. Inside that key you'll find a lot of keys that belong to different programs. Some are named after the program's name, others as a mix of numbers and letters that makes no sense. Look through each of them until you find one that has the key DisplayName (on the right) with your program's name in it.
    5. Notice the key UninstallString - this key points to the uninstall program, and the log file usually resides in the same folder as that program.
    6. If you delete the key in which you've found the DisplayName key with the value equal to your program's name, then your program won't appear on the Add/Remove programs list.

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    Re: How to remove a program omitted from Add/Remove programs list on Windows XP?

    hi my dear friend.............To remove the program from the ADD REMOVE LIST....follow my instructions

    first of all press ctrl+alt+del then takmanager will be opened ...now select the Applications TAB

    now close or stop all the tasks by clicking the END PROCESS button

    now press windows key+r and type appwiz.cpl and press ENTER key

    then select the program from the list and right click on it and choose UNINSTALL option

    and if you get the same error ....then again open the RUN and type regedit and press ENTER KEY and click YES

    then go to this address HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>>software.......now find out your program under the software and delete it

    then close the window and also delete it from the HOME DRIVE( C DRIVE )> program files .

    and now again go to add remove programs and uninstall it.......................ALL THE BEST.....!!!!!!

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