How to Force Uninstall Software
Submitted by Krista Martin
In The Beginning
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You should always remove and uninstall programs from your PC that you are not using. It could be beneficial to your computer's productivity and functioning to free up space. You run the risk of running out of space on your computer if you add too many programs without uninstalling some. It is a relatively easy process, but you should be sure you are not removing a program that is necessary to the operation of your computer.
The Main Steps
Click "Start" and select "Programs."
Click "Control Panel" and "Programs" and "Programs and Features."
Browse the list of programs on your computer and select one that you want to remove.
Click "Uninstall." You may be prompted for permission from the administrator to remove the program. Enter the administrator password or confirmation if necessary.
Check the properties of the program if it is not listed in "Programs." You can do this by right-clicking on the program desktop icon and selecting "Properties." Check to see if the program is compatible with the version of Windows that you are using.
Click "Start" and "Run," to manually remove the programs if the uninstall option does not completely uninstall the program.
Type "Regedt32" in the box and click "OK."
Locate the "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall" registry key and click "Export" under the "File" tab.
Click "Desktop" on the "Export Registry File" dialog box.
Type "Uninstall" in the "File Name" box and select "Save." The left panel of the Registry Editor will display the programs that are currently installed.
Right-click the key in the left panel of the Registry Editor window. Click "Delete."
Click "Yes" when you are asked to confirm deletion of the program.
Click the "File" menu and select "Exit." This will exit the Registry Editor.
Click "Start" and "Control Panel" and click "Add or Remove Programs." Confirm that the program is no longer listed here.
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