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Windows 7: How can I completely uninstall this hp software?

17 Mar 2011   #11
retainer55

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
hi there
i find it strange that revo did not find the files? did you do the detailed scan in the choices revo gives you when the normal programs un-installer has finished? also there is a hunter option.

I have to admit that I do not know how to effectively use Revo, so I uninstalled it and used Advanced Uninstaller Free. If you would be so kind as to walk me through it, I'd like to try.


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17 Mar 2011   #12
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

What do you guys think about the OP using Unlocker?
Download Unlocker 1.9.0 - FileHippo.com

Have heard good things about it but never needed it.
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17 Mar 2011   #13
blissmanna

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi, this may not be a complete solution but understand this... you cannot just do a search for the letters "hp" and assume that the files that show are related in any way to your printer installation. ALL files with the letters hp in that sequence will come up. In fact, I just reinstalled Win 7 yesterday and have NEVER installed an HP product on this computer, yet, when I type "hp" I get 1376 files showing. That is because it will show any file that has the letters "hp" in the name of the file... get it?

If your prior installation of an HP printer isn't causing you any problems then just find any FOLDERS with a name that tells you it WAS a part of the installation and delete it/them. Then do a scan of your registry using Win Utilities Free here - (WinUtilities Free Edition - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com) and remove any invalid registry entries (the program will show you exactly which ones). This is all much easier than it sounds.
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17 Mar 2011   #14
retainer55

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blissmanna View Post
Hi, this may not be a complete solution but understand this... you cannot just do a search for the letters "hp" and assume that the files that show are related in any way to your printer installation. ALL files with the letters hp in that sequence will come up. In fact, I just reinstalled Win 7 yesterday and have NEVER installed an HP product on this computer, yet, when I type "hp" I get 1376 files showing. That is because it will show any file that has the letters "hp" in the name of the file... get it?

If your prior installation of an HP printer isn't causing you any problems then just find any FOLDERS with a name that tells you it WAS a part of the installation and delete it/them. Then do a scan of your registry using Win Utilities Free here - (WinUtilities Free Edition - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com) and remove any invalid registry entries (the program will show you exactly which ones). This is all much easier than it sounds.
I know, and I get that much. That was what I was orginally trying to allude to in my initial post - how can I go about differentiating between files left over from the hp printer install and ones that were automatically included in the OS?. Based on your post here, I have exactly 20 files left over. I do the same search and get 1396 files by searching "hp". The prior installation of the hp printer drivers and software was causing major problems for me which is why I said to hell with it and needed to uninstall the hp crap in the first place. I will go back through the search terms and see if I can pick out what was left over again, and then dl and run the utility you suggested - thanks man
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17 Mar 2011   #15
retainer55

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

ok so I ran the WinUntilities registry cleaner, and CCleaner with CCEnhancer2.2. CCleaner found hp and other crap and deleted it, but WinUtilities registry cleaner keeps finding these 5 registry errors, and seems to delete/fix them, but when I reboot and rescan the same 5 keep showing up - I've attached a file showing what they are. Can anybody tell me how to fix these or what they even are?


Attached Files
File Type: txt 5 Errors.txt (447 Bytes, 17 views)
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18 Mar 2011   #16
blissmanna

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

You should be fine now. Those 5 entries Win Utilities cannot remove because they are in use, they are unrelated to HP printer files. The same 5 entries always remain on both of my Win 7 systems. Here is a screen shot showing the same 5 registry entries unremoved.
How can I completely uninstall this hp software?-winutils.jpg


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18 Mar 2011   #17
retainer55

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

excellent! thanks for the help
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18 Mar 2011   #18
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by retainer55 View Post
excellent! thanks for the help
hi there sorry for late reply have you managed to resolve the issue now?
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18 Mar 2011   #19
retainer55

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I'd say for the most part yes. Thanks again for the help
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29 Mar 2011   #20
Problems5

Windows 7
 
 

I tried to uninstall my HP printer and install a new printer. There was a document in the queue of the old printer. The status of that document shows that it is assigned to USB01. I can't print with my new printer. The documents go into the print queue for that printer, but don't show a port assignment. They don't print. The old printer icon keeps showing up even though I have selected "Remove" for it. I have reset Spooler, but that doesn't help.

Revo doesn't show any remaining HP programs. I'm really stumped.
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