Add and Remove Programs



Dave
07-10-2005, 02:30 AM
Recently I contacted Microsoft about a problem with my Add and Remove feature
in control panel. I have some software on the list that I want to remove, but
when I check remove I get an error that the software file is missing or the
file can not be found. The technician had me go to www.microsoft.com/ and
then he gave me directions to a program to download. When I installed that
program it listed all the programs listed in add and remove programs. Then,
when I clicked on the program I wanted removed, it removed it from the list
in my control panel program. However, I can not remember the name of the
microsoft program he lead me to, or how to get there. Please help.

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 02:30 AM
Might be TweakUi for Windows 9x systems?

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"Dave" <Dave@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5BEDC333-BC72-4CD7-9342-7609EC8BC9B6@microsoft.com...
> Recently I contacted Microsoft about a problem with my Add and Remove
> feature
> in control panel. I have some software on the list that I want to remove,
> but
> when I check remove I get an error that the software file is missing or
> the
> file can not be found. The technician had me go to www.microsoft.com/ and
> then he gave me directions to a program to download. When I installed that
> program it listed all the programs listed in add and remove programs.
> Then,
> when I clicked on the program I wanted removed, it removed it from the
> list
> in my control panel program. However, I can not remember the name of the
> microsoft program he lead me to, or how to get there. Please help.

Sharon F
07-10-2005, 02:30 AM
On Tue, 21 Jun 2005 20:53:02 -0700, Dave wrote:

> Recently I contacted Microsoft about a problem with my Add and Remove feature
> in control panel. I have some software on the list that I want to remove, but
> when I check remove I get an error that the software file is missing or the
> file can not be found. The technician had me go to www.microsoft.com/ and
> then he gave me directions to a program to download. When I installed that
> program it listed all the programs listed in add and remove programs. Then,
> when I clicked on the program I wanted removed, it removed it from the list
> in my control panel program. However, I can not remember the name of the
> microsoft program he lead me to, or how to get there. Please help.

It sounds like the tech had you use the installer cleanup tool:

Description of the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=290301

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Add and Remove Programs