Uninstall the ProgramThe installation program may detect that this program is already installed on your computer and provide an option to uninstall it. When this program is removed, the other missing programs in Add/Remove Programs are listed again.
Run the Uninstall Program Included in the Uninstall Folder
Some programs create a folder under the Winnt folder that contains a "$" character at the start and end of the folder name. This folder may contain an uninstall program that you can run to remove the program you previously installed on your computer. Note that these folders are usually hidden, and that you may need to configure Windows Explorer to view hidden files and folders. To do so, right-click Start, click Explore, click Options on the View menu, and then click Show all files.
Use the Uninstall Command Displayed in the Registry
- Use Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) to view the following registry key:
- Double-click the UninstallString registry value, copy the contents of the Value Data box by selecting the contents and pressing CTRL+C, and then quit Registry Editor.
- Click Start, click Run, press CTRL+V to paste the uninstall command, and then click OK.
Shorten the Registry Key NameRun Regedit.exe to view the following registry key:
Article ID: 247515 - Last Review: Mar 15, 2008 - Revision: 1