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Old 09-10-2007, 03:20 PM   #1
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I want to remove Paint.net and when I attempt through Windows XP control panel, I get a message saying the procedure cannot be completed because a program required to uninstall Paint.net is not installed on my computer. Unfortunately, the error message does not tell me what that program might be. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 09-10-2007, 04:22 PM   #2
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I want to remove Paint.net and when I attempt through Windows XP control panel, I get a message saying the procedure cannot be completed because a program required to uninstall Paint.net is not installed on my computer. Unfortunately, the error message does not tell me what that program might be. Any help would be appreciated.

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Hi McFinance@roche

Suggestion: Download Pain.net; install it again in the same directory, then remove it the usual way; probably the uninstall info is gone.

Do you use some type of automatic diskcleaner? If so, please be careful in what you let it delete.

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Thanks, Richard. When I try to download the program from the website, I get the same message...the program required is not installed on my computer. Any further thoughts?
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Try using the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility. As long as you installed the application using the Windows Installer, this utility will remove all the folders, files, registry keys, and entries from your system and allow you to start over with a clean slate.

Download the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility
Locate and run msicuu2.exe to install the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility.
Locate and launch the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility on the Start menu.
From the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility window, locate the application in the list and click the Remove button.
Once the application has been removed, click the Exit button to close the utility.
This version of the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility works correctly in all 32-bit versions of Microsoft Windows. The 32-bit versions of Microsoft Windows are: :
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 3 or later
Microsoft Windows 98
Microsoft Windows 95
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This thread is 3 yrs old and the fix is directed to the OP and their particular situation not yours. Please start your own thread in the Windows 7 forum and someone will assist you.

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