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Old 11-15-2016, 12:20 PM   #1
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I've been trying to clean up an old machine with XP Home. Might try to upgrade it later, but I need to get it running better before I think about the next step. Oddly enough it pulled down and installed SP3 and a couple of other big updates with no issues.

Most of the programs I never use anymore or no longer have the hardware (printers, scanners, etc.) cleared easily. But I have a few where I can't find any uninstaller; program's folder, Start Menu, Add/Remove programs, etc. An old version of Tight VNC is one.

Is there a utility that will help? I'm not sure deleting the folders will work properly.

Also, some of the uninstallers that did work left various artifacts like icons and shortcuts on menus. I've been able to right-click delete some, but others are still showing.

I don't know if the registry got sufficiently cleared out or not either.
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Download Revo Uninstaller. If the program does not show up in the Uninstall list, then use Hunter Mode
Be sure to use the Advanced Mode and remove all traces from the Registry.
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I've seen that mentioned here before but forgot about it. Didn't know it was Trial Ware though.
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You can also use CrystalIdeas Uninstall Tool: Uninstall Tool - Unique and Powerful Uninstaller, Uninstall Software, Remove Programs | CRYSTALIDEA Software
Revo is a Commercial trial, but free for home users.
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