Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Question about Add/Remove Programs

19 Feb 2012   #1
sandie c

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit
 
 
Question about Add/Remove Programs

Hi, I know how to use the Add/Remove programs, but someone had told me the programs dont get completely removed from your PC, and leave behind things. I was wondering if anyone knew what can be done to "completely" remove a program, as I m assuming this cant be a good thing for your PC to leave stuff behind when using the UNinstall, thanks for any help.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
19 Feb 2012   #2
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hello sandie c and welcome,

Many here would recommend revo uninstaller. There is a free version - Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems after running the programs uninstaller it will check for left over files and/or registry entries and give you the option to remove them also.
Remember if you use the aggressive removal options which also check the registry for leftovers then back up the registry first and double check the entries just to be safe.

Danny
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2012   #3
sandie c

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit
 
 

Thank you I just downloaded it. Im not too sure how to back up my registry though. Thanks again
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

19 Feb 2012   #4
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sandie c View Post
Thank you I just downloaded it. Im not too sure how to back up my registry though. Thanks again
Have a look here - Registry - Backup and Restore

Danny
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2012   #5
sandie c

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks, appreciate the help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Feb 2012   #6
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

No problem
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Feb 2012   #7
gregrocker

 

It sets a System Restore point before each uninstall. I'd use Advanced mode to be thorough.

On the other hand, Win7 Uninstalls are pretty thorough compared to past Windows. I have quit using Revo as a result.

Add/Remove was in XP, which is why you might still be concerned.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Feb 2012   #8
sandie c

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks, yes I actually loved XP, still getting used to 7 , and now I hear there is an 8??
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Feb 2012   #9
gregrocker

 

Yes. From what I can tell Windows 8 is mainly updating Win7 for touchscreen, especially tablet uses.

You can visit it at Windows 8 Forums
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Feb 2012   #10
sreedhav

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sandie c View Post
Hi, I know how to use the Add/Remove programs, but someone had told me the programs dont get completely removed from your PC, and leave behind things. I was wondering if anyone knew what can be done to "completely" remove a program, as I m assuming this cant be a good thing for your PC to leave stuff behind when using the UNinstall, thanks for any help.
Dear sandie c,
Accept a warm welcome from me too! Greg was right about better un-installations by Win.7 OS. Yet don't give up on the free Revo! I will give some demo', by un-installing the Bing bar! You should select the ADVANCED Option if you want a thorough removal of all related files and registry items.

The trick is to tick only the items in the Registry which are "thick black" as this line is typed. That way you are safe and as a regular user of Revo i never once had to back up the Registry.

Please view the thumbnails and i hope i have been of help! Click on each of the snaps for magnified view!
Regards,
sreedhav


Attached Thumbnails
Question about  Add/Remove Programs-_2012-02-22_21-54-14.png  
Attached Images
Question about  Add/Remove Programs-_2012-02-22_21-54-51.png Question about  Add/Remove Programs-_2012-02-22_21-56-58.png Question about  Add/Remove Programs-uninstall-bing-bar_2012-02-22_21-57-40.png 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Question about Add/Remove Programs




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Recently installed programs not showing up in add/remove programs?
Hello Today I decided to install some stuff on my computer as it was out of date.. I installed Java, Flash player and adobe reader X but when I go to add/remove they are not showing up in that section? Has anyone any suggestions or advice as to why this is happening? Thank you.
Software
Remove entries in Programs and Features" without uninstalling programs
Is there a way to remove entries from "Programs and Features"? The screenshot shows many entries for MegaSceneryEarth, can I get rid of all these entries someway? I do not want to uninstall the program, I just do not want all this crap showing up under "Programs and Features".
Software
Question about Windows 7 Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features
I have Windows 7 Prof x64. My question is, when displaing all software installed and choosing more columns of information to display, they don't stay. For example, choosing Location column. Getting out of the installed programs list and then returning to it, the Location column is gone. Is...
General Discussion
Can't Use Add/Remove Programs
http://imageshack.us/a/img5/8602/24466360.png Any Help Please ? Some Time I Need Add/Remove More Revo Uninstall
General Discussion
remove 'all programs'
greetings all, I added my own programs folder to the start menu, so now I want to disable the annoying 'all programs' menu. I followed the guide on the vistax64 forums (adding 'NoStartMenuMorePrograms' to HKCU/software/microsoft/windows/Currentversion/policies/explorer) but that does not work....
Customization
Add/Remove Programs
I guess I missed the boat or whatever vehicle I should have been on. Whatever did Microsoft utilize to replace that good old Add/Remove Programs feature in the Control Panel??? Also, where is the capability to Add/Remove Components you do not wish to avail yourself of???? I understand that you...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:13.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App