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Windows 7: uninstall problem

08 Feb 2011   #11
Zyrandiel

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

@yowan: really? why would they make a program that supposedly "TUNES UP" your system but damages it anyway? that's kindav sick. I'm still @ work man, i've already downloaded REVO, i'll try this when I get home.


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08 Feb 2011   #12
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zyrandiel View Post
@yowan: really? why would they make a program that supposedly "TUNES UP" your system but damages it anyway? that's kindav sick. I'm still @ work man, i've already downloaded REVO, i'll try this when I get home.
TuneUP is pretty useless on Windows7, we have seen a lot of members getting their system messed up with it

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Windows is a closed source system. Developers of tuneup utilities and registry cleaners do not have the core code of Win 7 and are not working on definitive information, but rather they are going on past knowledge and experience, most of which is not applicable to Win 7. Automatic cleaners will usually have to do some guesswork.

There is almost no tweaking that can be done to Win 7 to speed it up. The system is designed to diagnose itself and take care of itself which it does remarkably well. Win 7 maintains itself and that includes the registry.

Tuneup utilities are pure snake oil. At best they do nothing except use resources. At worst, they can mess your system up, slowing it down, and even crash it. There is no tuneup utility out there anywhere that can speed Win 7 up and improve its performance, at least not at this time.

This isn't to say that the system does not need to be maintained. Uninstall programs that you don't use, delete unneeded and unnecessary files. Defrag your hard drive. But don't screw with the registry unless you are an in depth expert in the Win 7 registry.

We have seen the adverse effects of tuneup utilities and registry cleaners and registry defraggers in the Crashes and Debugging Section. Most of the time, the cure is a clean install. Using a program such as Ccleaner is fine to get rid of old and unnecessary files. A tuneup utility is not only unneeded, it can actually harm your system. Don't use them.
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08 Feb 2011   #13
Zyrandiel

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

tnx for the info yowan. So, what's my other option if REVO can't detect the installed program?
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08 Feb 2011   #14
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zyrandiel View Post
tnx for the info yowan. So, what's my other option if REVO can't detect the installed program?
If Revo fails, Under CCleaner's Registry cleaner, scan and see the results, if any option found which points to that program like, Missing MUI Reference, Obsolete Registry key etc, delete them (make a backup first when prompted unless you've changed the sett.). Try installing again then.

By the way, which program is it? Knowing the name may help find a removal tool, if any.
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08 Feb 2011   #15
Zyrandiel

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

autodesk civil 3d 2011
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08 Feb 2011   #16
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zyrandiel View Post
autodesk civil 3d 2011
Have you been here - Autodesk - AutoCAD Services & Support - How to remove all Autodesk software products from a system to ensure a clean install ?

If not, delete the mentioned files and registry keys which are nothing but just remnants.
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08 Feb 2011   #17
Zyrandiel

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I checked out the link yowan, i'll try the methods written there... also the registry files deletion... tnx man...
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08 Feb 2011   #18
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

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I checked out the link yowan, i'll try the methods written there... also the registry files deletion... tnx man...
Don't forget to update us.
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08 Feb 2011   #19
gregrocker

 

When a programs fails to uninstall correctly: reinstall the program, then uninstall it.

Read this tutorial on using Revo Unintsaller to get all remnants out, but the program must be installed correctly first: How To Use Revo Uninstaller To Completely Uninstall Programs
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08 Feb 2011   #20
baxxter

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zyrandiel View Post
@ richc46: have ccleaner latest version and used it after deleting the program files, also used 1click maintenance from TuneUp Utilities 2011. but still, when I reinstall the program it still detects the same way, that the program has already been installed.
Never ever use TuneUp utilities, it can damage your OS, did you try Revo?
you are right it hurms than help.its not from me but I noticed that before ,I asked that in Microsoft Answers
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