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Windows 7: Cant uninstall printer driver+software

02 Aug 2011   #11
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
You could always just boot safemode and delete the file.
Any clean up or scanning tool should be able to clean up the remaining mess, if there is any.
Most likely it will just leave behind a dead registry reference though.
So, booting in safe mode and deleting the .exe file should stop the utility from running, but afterwards I should use a utility like CCleaner to get rid of the remaining files?

Edit: deleted the file in safe mode, and now the utility doesn't run anymore, will scan with CCleaner and post back.


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02 Aug 2011   #12
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I would only scan if you get error messages booting normally afterwards.
Otherwise it's just a dead link in startup items, worst thing it can do is slow boot by a few seconds.
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02 Aug 2011   #13
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

ok, well I ran it just incase and there were some dlls relating to the program! now I have the utility compleatly uninstalled, Thank You!
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02 Aug 2011   #14
Maguscreed

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no problem.
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02 Aug 2011   #15
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ionbasa View Post
ok, well I ran it just incase and there were some dlls relating to the program! now I have the utility compleatly uninstalled, Thank You!
and now you can actually get some of those dead entries out of the registry--either the hard way or the easy way (horror upon horrors!)

Simply run the Registry part of CCleaner. You computer will not crash and burn. I do this about five times a day due to all of the testing i do of strange situations and also from being in coffee shops. And if you are really paranoid, CCleaner asks you if you want to save a backup before it cleans.

And I will commit real heresy here--to really clean out all of the deadwood, download auslogics registry cleaner (link in my sig).
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02 Aug 2011   #16
Maguscreed

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

I don't have a problem with registry cleaners in general. The problem I have is the people using them have no idea what they are looking at when the results pop up and they just remove everything.

...and yes that can lead to problems in the long run.
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