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waynf

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I am trying to remove Yahoo Programs from computer by the following:
START-SETTINGS-CONTROL PANEL-ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS.
When I fianlly clik on Remove nothing happens, the program remains.
Is there another way to remove it?
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there are two ways to go about this....first way is best.

1) reinstall the program, then uninstall it.. Most of the time, your issue is a result of a corrupt uninstall script or file.

2) manually remove the program by deleting the folder in c:\program files and then editing the registry to remove the offending settings.

go for number 1
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In reference to reply from Jerryf, I'm curious as to whether by having these three programs from Yahoo sitting on my computer unused could be placing strain on my memory. If so, and I re-install program, then uninstall becomes a failure, will I lose even more memory resources. I want to go for no. 1, I'm actually petrified about tangling with the registry.
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Installing twice will not consumer more resources. Files will simply overwrite each other, and settings will do the same.

Having these programs on your system (instant messaging) will consumer hardrive space and will consumer resources if they are set to start as windows start, but removing them from your startup settings will remove that as a concern.

I would suggest installing the program over--since you will be no worse off than you are now. Then, worry about the rest
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Referring to Jerryf's proposal to try re-installing Yahoo! programs and then uninstall. Samething happened. I'm stuck with Yahoo! Messenger and Yahoo Mail by this means.

Need instructions to edit registry with this problem. Do I merely delete lines in registry etc.
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