Uninstalling Program without Add/Remove?


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Guest

I have used System Restore because my computer was causing quite a bit of
problems. The good news is that most of those problems are gone, but the bad
news is that the system restored to a point just before or after I
uninstalled Adobe Acrobat Professional. Now, Windows Installer opens EVERY
time I try to open a new window. Furthermore, I found that Adobe Acrobat
Professional is still in my Add/Remove, but when I try to remove it, Windows
tells me the path doesn't exist.

I have managed to find a temporary solution to my problem. I went to
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm and downloaded the file on line
94. This is a REG File, which I saved to my hard disk. All it does is prevent
the Windows Installer from continuing with its action. However, this is only
a temporary fix, because I am currently unable to add/remove programs from my
computer. Does anybody know a way that I can remove Adobe Acrobat
Professional from my computer without using Add/Remove?

Thanks,
Tejas
 
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Guest

If you already uninstalled it from your system go to c:\program files\adobe\
and delete its folder completely. The click start - run - type regedit and
press enter
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
locate it and delete its value. then it wont be shown anymore in Add/Remove.
And click start - run - type msconfig press enter then click startup tab and
uncheck everything about Adobe Acrobat.
 
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Ramesh, MS-MVP

Windows Installer Cleanup Utility - Description:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/msiclean.htm

Remove invalid entries in Add/Remove Programs:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/addremove.htm

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Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
Windows® XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


I have used System Restore because my computer was causing quite a bit of
problems. The good news is that most of those problems are gone, but the bad
news is that the system restored to a point just before or after I
uninstalled Adobe Acrobat Professional. Now, Windows Installer opens EVERY
time I try to open a new window. Furthermore, I found that Adobe Acrobat
Professional is still in my Add/Remove, but when I try to remove it, Windows
tells me the path doesn't exist.

I have managed to find a temporary solution to my problem. I went to
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm and downloaded the file on
line
94. This is a REG File, which I saved to my hard disk. All it does is
prevent
the Windows Installer from continuing with its action. However, this is only
a temporary fix, because I am currently unable to add/remove programs from
my
computer. Does anybody know a way that I can remove Adobe Acrobat
Professional from my computer without using Add/Remove?

Thanks,
Tejas
 

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