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Windows 7: Uninstall utility doesn't work fully - what else can I use?


21 Jul 2012   #1

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 
Uninstall utility doesn't work fully - what else can I use?

Hi;

The "Uninstall/change a program" utility in the control panel is not listing all my programs (it does list about 90% of them though). What else can I use?

Thanks

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21 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

If the program creates a Start Menu folder, often there's an Uninstall shortcut there. Not all programs put an uninstall setting in the Registry to show up in the Program Features uninstall list.

Also I've used this freeware and had no problems with it:
MyUninstaller: Alternative uninstaller to the standard Windows Add / Remove module
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21 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Some programs that are used on demand won't show up there. I use REVO to remove programs. If you decide to use REVO please read the instructions. If you tick the wrong thing it's gone.
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21 Jul 2012   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

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22 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Here's a free utility to make a "snap shot" of the registry before and after a program install. If the program does not specify that is does not use Registry, but otherwise seems it may be portable, you could use this tool to see if it makes any changes. Some small utilities you can just delete the folder, as is the case with many of mine.

regshot | Free System Administration software downloads at SourceForge.net

Regshot can also scan the Windows folder to see if any dlls or whatever, are copied there by the installer.
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23 Jul 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I use My Uninstaller which costs money but even it doesn't get everything.

Still quite good.
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