Uninstalling programs


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Guest

Hi, i recently uninstalled a lot of programs simply because i didnt need
them, but then i had to system restore to a point before they were removed.
Wjhen i try to uninstall the same progra,ms again, i some times get an error
message saying "Could not locate "INSTALL .LOG"


Can someone please help me and tell me how to uninstall the programs.
 
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Guest

ArseNa! said:
Hi, i recently uninstalled a lot of programs simply because i didnt need
them, but then i had to system restore to a point before they were removed.
Wjhen i try to uninstall the same progra,ms again, i some times get an error
message saying "Could not open "INSTALL .LOG"


Can someone please help me and tell me how to uninstall the programs.
 
M

Malke

ArseNa! said:
Hi, i recently uninstalled a lot of programs simply because i didnt need
them, but then i had to system restore to a point before they were
removed. Wjhen i try to uninstall the same progra,ms again, i some times
get an error message saying "Could not locate "INSTALL .LOG"


Can someone please help me and tell me how to uninstall the programs.

You will need to reinstall the programs and then uninstall them again.

Malke
 
R

Rock

Hi, i recently uninstalled a lot of programs simply because i didnt need
them, but then i had to system restore to a point before they were
removed.
Wjhen i try to uninstall the same progra,ms again, i some times get an
error
message saying "Could not locate "INSTALL .LOG"

That's because system restore only restores monitored files. Some of the
program installs were monitored files but the install.log for those programs
are not, and the install log is needed to uninstall. The way around this is
to reinstall the program to the same location, then uninstall it. Or undo
the system restore and fix your problem some other way.

If you don't have the media to install the programs check with the tech
support site for the program for tips on how to uninstall it.
 
T

Terry

That's because system restore only restores monitored files. Some of the
program installs were monitored files but the install.log for those programs
are not, and the install log is needed to uninstall. The way around this is
to reinstall the program to the same location, then uninstall it. Or undo
the system restore and fix your problem some other way.

If you don't have the media to install the programs check with the tech
support site for the program for tips on how to uninstall it.

Do you think undoing the system restore uninstalling the programs and
then system restore again would work?
 
R

Rock

Do you think undoing the system restore uninstalling the programs and
then system restore again would work.

If the restore is done to a point prior to any of the programs being
installed, then yes. You don't have to undo the restore in that case, just
do another restore to an earlier date. Either restore to a point before
these programs were installed, or don't use system restore.
 
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Guest

I cant reinstall the programs as i no longer have the discs and i don't
really want to undo the system restore to an earlier point as I've made some
changes which i don't want to do again. isn't there a way round this without
doing the above two options
 
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Rock

ArseNa! said:
I cant reinstall the programs as i no longer have the discs and i don't
really want to undo the system restore to an earlier point as I've made
some
changes which i don't want to do again. isn't there a way round this
without
doing the above two options


Chuckling...I love it when this question comes up - "isn't there a way round
this"? Of course - there is a super secret, easy technique for doing this
that I held back until you really pressed for it. Seriously, don't you
think if there was an easier way I would have told you about it?

I laid out the other options. Contact the program vendors for help with
uninstalling - look for an uninstall faq or knowledge base article on their
tech support site, email their tech support, post in their forums, or
download their uninstall/clean up utility if they have one from the tech
support web site.

Or you can always do it by brute force - but you didn't need me to tell you
that, did you? Remove the program folders (which depending on the app
doesn't remove all the files installed by the program, root around all the
other folders for any other files (no I don't know how to identify what all
those other files might be and you'll probably not find them all), then root
around in the registry to remove all the entries for the programs (which
again you'll not get them all), and hope you don't create an even worse
situation.

That's the buffet table. You decide what to put on your plate.
 

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