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lordartex

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this is my first post everyone so sorry if it sounds demanding and what not lol....i am trying to uninstall the game Viva Pinata. when i try to play it it says installations was not complete..if i try to uninstall it it says im missing viva pinata/startup.exe. i tried running the windows recovery and it didnt work...i also tried CCleaner..and perfect uninstall and those didnt work either...im at a loss as to what to do from here

please help me lol :)
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ok im not sure if i did any thing wrong...been almost a day and not even a reply to say screw you or anything...but other people that post after me are getting replys? i dont know
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Have you tried using the Add/Remove programs app?
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yes i have..thank you for responding..lol..i tried and it said game was not installed successfully..but before i tried to uninstalled it i was playing it..so im not sure whats going on
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I am having the same issue with flip works, a Free Rides Game. If anyone has any thoughts, I'd appreciate it dearly. Thanks
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in order to uninstall the game properly, you may need to first reinstall the game. After reinstall, it should be a matter of going through add / remove programs to uninstall it.
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the problem im haveing with that is when i insert the disk in the drive the menu the pops up only asks me if i want to play to uninstall...nothing about reinstalling the game...which is why im trying to get rid of it somehow
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Take a loot at this post and follow the instructions:

http://www.geekstogo...le-t169828.html
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thank you for the help..but one thing still stands in my way lol...when i look for the program after i install it..i have to go to program files and then the folder then start it up..when i start it up it automaticlly lists the programs on my computer...thats all great ..but.....when i scroll through the list of programs...viva pinata is not on there....so what i did was i went through and double checked if was even still on the hard drive..and yup sure enough it still lists it in the add/remove hardware list...so im still stuck lol :)
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all that means is that the program installs via its own executable and not an msi. I would recommend that you delete the viva pinata install folder. once deleted you should be able to reinstall and uninstall to fully remove the product cleanly
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ok cool ill give that a try and let you know what happens
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ok im at a complete loss...the is not a file for the game in my program files or in the windows file(checked just to be sure) but its in the add/remove programs list still so i have no idea what to do
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I think this is a Microsoft games game... So try looking here;

c:\program files\microsoft

you might just look for vivapinata.exe or something like that using the search function.

If its just the add /remove programs entry, we can remove that by doing a registry edit.
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ok nothing in the mircosoft games folder..or the microsoft.net folder...we can try to registry thing if it will work...im just at a loss because if i put the disk in it asks me to play or uninstall...if the files wernt there wouldnt it say anything else
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ne 1? lol
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