Remove Gone Program

Discussion in 'Windows Applications' started by Bman, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    I am trying to install WinDVD 9 Plus, legit copy.

    It says an older version is installed. No sign of it in Add\Remove or the Program files. I ran CCleaner and cleared some stuff out but still can install the new program. How can I fix this?
     
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  3. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    I just said, its not in Program Files anywhere, I ran CCleaner (registry) and still nothing.

    Microsoft Tool?
     
  4. falconguard

    falconguard Carbon based lifeform Political User Folding Team

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    Check the c:> Users>YourAccount>AppData The Local and Roaming Folders.

    Ccleaner will remove the registry files but leave the folders.
     
  5. ShepsCrook

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    Despite what you said... did you even try the link I provided?

    That is probably the most important as that is straight from the company on how to remove their applicaton...
     
  6. Bman

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    I just noticed that link.

    I have removed all WinDVD and all Intervideo links in programs and anywhere else, including Program Data and local and roaming. Still nothing. I manually went through all the registry areas according to that link, still nothing.

    I have to state, that I tried to uninstall WinDVD from Add\Remove, but all it did was remove the entry. I tried CCleaner and another remove program but said the uninstall info was gone. So that is when I deleted the program files folder, and started doing all the cleaning.

    And now I am with this issue when trying to install the new program.
     
  7. w0lv3rin3

    w0lv3rin3 The Source Political User

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    Try what he said, looks very useful.

    Try using jv16 PowerTools 2009 if u can get it. I find it works amazing, has the ability to uninstall hidden files left behind when u do a regular Win. uninstall
     
  8. ShepsCrook

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    Or just use something different.

    VLC media Player
    PowerDVD
    Total Media Theatre
     
  9. Bman

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    I own WinDVD, so not an option lol

    I would try another program, but I don't see why one work work and not another, in terms of uninstalling programs.

    This really makes no sense. Arg
     
  10. ShepsCrook

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    Yeah, that's all I got at the moment. If that link from Corel doesn't work for you, then I'm not sure what else is available to assist you.
     
  11. Bman

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    So I ended up going back into the registry like you said Sheps, and did a search for WinDVD, Corel, Intervideo and all that. Took 30minutes but finally got everything out of there. Even though I did quickly do that.

    And it installed ok and everything seems to be working.

    I have been using CCleaner for awhile to do registry cleaning along with the other tools. While looking through to find WinDVD stuff, there was a crap load of stuff I haven't used or looked at and removed LONG time ago.

    What is the best registry cleaner out there, or best all in one cleaner out there? Cause CCleaner obvisouly does not do a good job.
     
  12. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Seems problem is solved now but for future use:

    It may have been a program that used Windows Installer.
    If that was the case you could have just used Windows Installer Clean Up and removed the info from the previous install.
     
  13. Bman

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    Thanks guys, yea it was quite annoying.
     
  14. ShepsCrook

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    Great! Yeah, I've had to go into the registry a ton of times to do exactly that. Search for the app and delete any keys that have the name. It usually ends up being my last resort.
     
  15. kcnychief

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    Seconded. That tool is a lifesaver quite often.