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Uninstalling software properly


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Hi
Tried to uninstall some software and everytime l reboot the software wants to load back up. How can l prevent this from happening and how to completely remove it.

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Is this after using add / remove
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Yeah
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Also tried installing it and then removing it with add/remove
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Use this, the download link is on the page, make sure you only use it for the software you need to remove

http://support.micro...kb/290301/en-us

Then run this if it hasn't removed it

Get the trial of Tune Up 2006 here

Tune Up 2006 Trial

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete.

Run Tune Up disc clean up then registry clean up then click optimize to run reg defrag, which needs a reboot

Those will have cleared the drive of obsolete software errors

These are suggestions for making the most of the free trial

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection (without an internet connection if applicable) from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

(Skip this if you do not connect to the internet with this PC) After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot.

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor

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Hi
Tried all the above and the software still tries to install on reboot.
Also when I try to install another game it automatically tries to install the other game which I am trying to get removed.
Any more help would be grateful
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Click start then search, include hidden and system files, look for the game, send any files to the recycle bin, reboot to check the PC still runs OK, run Tune Up disc and then registry clean up, try installing the other game, leave the other files in the recycle bin if you do not need the room
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Just like to say thanks to Keith.
Managed to sort out my problem.

Thanks again
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Thank You for letting me know
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