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Old 02-09-2009, 03:23 AM   #1
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I have deleted programs and files from my computer and they are still on here, i would like to know how to get rid of this, and also what files and programs can i remove that will free up space and not hurt my computer
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What programs are you referring to? Did you use the Add/Remove Programs applet to remove them? Where are they still located at?

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.
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