How do I fix a broken program uninstaller?

Question

Fix those broken uninstallers on your Windows XP system.

Answer

This question was answered on August 19, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Don't you just hate it when you are trying to uninstall a program in Windows XP using the Add/Remove Program feature, but the uninstaller will not run This problem is fairly common and is usually a result from some or all of the program's files already being deleted There is a fix to this problem and can be done by the most novice user

Follow the steps below:

1 Reinstall the application to the same folder it was in

2 Then use Add/Remove Programs again to delete it properly

This should remove any and all instances of the program If you are still having problems you may want to seek a cybernaut or professional assistance.

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Posted by Michal of Data Doctors on August 19, 2004