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Windows 7: Is this the way to delete a program completely from the registry?


08 Oct 2012   #1

windows 7 pro sp1
 
 
Is this the way to delete a program completely from the registry?

Hello I need help deleting programs from the registry/pc completely this are the steps that I been following I don't know if they are correct! That's why I'm here for help. Could someone please let me know if these are the correct steps to delete a program correctly from the registry/pc.

This are the steps that I follow! In This example I’m going to be Deleting Freemake video downloader!
1. First uninstall the program from programs and features !
2,Go to start type regedit press enter. The Registry Editor opens up with Computer highlighted
3. Nex go to Edit choose find and type the name of the program tha you want to delete completely in this example Freemake video downloader than click find nex.
4, Now the registry starts scanning the registry for Freemake video Downloader when it finds registry entries of freemake video downloader delete them!
5.Than go to Edit again and select find nex and when the registry finds more entries of Freemake video downloader delete them.
6.Follow step 4 until you get the message that says” Finished searching through the registry”
7.Now go into C: drive and delete any freemake video downloader folders.

Is this the correct way to delete a program completely from the registry/pc?
Thank you for your time!

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08 Oct 2012   #2

7 x64
 
 

Yeah that works. But instead of going back to Edit Find Next just hit the F3 function key.
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08 Oct 2012   #3

windows 7 pro sp1
 
 

Thank You edwar
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08 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lil mickey View Post
Hello I need help deleting programs from the registry/pc completely this are the steps that I been following I don't know if they are correct! That's why I'm here for help. Could someone please let me know if these are the correct steps to delete a program correctly from the registry/pc.

This are the steps that I follow! In This example I’m going to be Deleting Freemake video downloader!
1. First uninstall the program from programs and features !
2,Go to start type regedit press enter. The Registry Editor opens up with Computer highlighted
3. Nex go to Edit choose find and type the name of the program tha you want to delete completely in this example Freemake video downloader than click find nex.
4, Now the registry starts scanning the registry for Freemake video Downloader when it finds registry entries of freemake video downloader delete them!
5.Than go to Edit again and select find nex and when the registry finds more entries of Freemake video downloader delete them.
6.Follow step 4 until you get the message that says” Finished searching through the registry”
7.Now go into C: drive and delete any freemake video downloader folders.

Is this the correct way to delete a program completely from the registry/pc?
Thank you for your time!
I use Revo Uninstaller Pro - Uninstall Software, Remove Programs easily, Forced Uninstall to take care of that stuff. MS has an uninstaller that does this if you can find it listed anywhere, its old. Use these at your own risk
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08 Oct 2012   #5

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lil mickey View Post
3. Nex go to Edit choose find and type the name of the program tha you want to delete completely in this example Freemake video downloader than click find nex.
Do you know that all of the registry entries you want to remove are named "Freemake video downloader"?
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08 Oct 2012   #6

windows 7 pro sp1
 
 

ignatzatsonic
Do you know that all of the registry entries you want to remove are named "Freemake video downloader"?

Since that is the name of the program! Yes. Why?
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08 Oct 2012   #7

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

I think that regedit will find text strings.

I don't know if all registry entries made during the installation of Freemake video downloader will in fact have that text string and therefore be found by regedit.

Apparently, you do know that to be true. In which case, carry on.
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08 Oct 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
I'm not sure ...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
I don't know if all registry entries made during the installation of Freemake video downloader will in fact have that text string and therefore be found by regedit.
Agreed.
I'm not sure that technique will locate all of the CLSID and GUID entries.

You might want to run CCleaner's Registry Cleaner (or similar) after you have finished manually deleting entries.

Obviously you should make a backup before "hacking" the Registry.
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