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FoSho

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Hi. I was sent here by Rorschach112 and was told that this forum might be able to help me.

My problem is this:

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As you can see, there is a problem with the Change/Remove button. It's simply not there. This is true for many of the other programs on the list, but for some programs that I've recently installed, it's there.

I was wondering if anyone could help me and tell me how to remedy the situation and possibly tell me why it happened.

Thanks.

Edited by FoSho, 20 June 2008 - 07:12 PM.

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I can't explain how it happened. I don't know how to remedy it. But i can give you a workaround for it.

Revo Uninstaller.

It is much more powerful and useful that the built in Windows one. Could help you.
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Go to Start => Run and type in "regedit" {without the quotes}
Navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\<Pro gram Name here>

Some don't have a recognizable name, just a long series of letters and numbers, but look in the right-hand pane at DisplayName.

In the right-hand pane:

Check if these values exist, and if so,

Double-click on 'NoRemove' and set its value to 0
Double-click on 'NoModify' and set its value to 0

If NoRemove is set to 1, the Remove button will be unavailable
If NoModify is set to 1, the Change button will be unavailable

http://www.winxptuto...arpbuttons2.JPG

Save your changes and reboot the computer.
Be very carefull in the registry. If you make even one small mistake it can make your operating system unbootable. Make onlythe changes stated above.

Some software do have their own uninstaller in the folder where they reside. You might check on that.

There are third party uninstallers such as
http://www.snapfiles....installer.html

http://www.snapfiles....installer.html

http://www.snapfiles....installer.html

http://www.snapfiles....installer.html

Most of these will be able to analyze the program and identify its registry entries and dll dependencies and uninstall it even if it does not have a built in uninstaller.

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Thank you. The registry values were set to 1, but only for a minimal amount of programs, not all. In fact, I didn't find what I was looking for, but I changed the values anyhow.

The links you mentioned at the end were broken. They led me to a 404 Error or something. Thanks for all your help, though.

I can't explain how it happened. I don't know how to remedy it. But i can give you a workaround for it.

Revo Uninstaller.

It is much more powerful and useful that the built in Windows one. Could help you.

Thank you very much, this worked perfectly.
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delete all those old hacked versions of JAVA just keep the newest version..
the correct link that SRX660 posted for myuninstaller is here

Edited by happyrck, 21 June 2008 - 05:47 PM.

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delete all those old hacked versions of JAVA just keep the newest version..
the correct link that SRX660 posted for myuninstaller is here

Which ones are "hacked?" I removed all of the 5.0 ones as directed by another moderator.

Edited by FoSho, 21 June 2008 - 09:30 PM.

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the newest is Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 6
get it here...
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