Unable to remove program - no disk!

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Old 06-23-06, 01:32 AM
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Unable to remove program - no disk!

I have 2 programs that I do not have disks for, nor were these purchased by me, so I cannot access help via software manufacturer on-line.

I tried Add/Remove programs but an error shows up and suggests I re-install programs and then uninstall.

I'm running Win XP.

Any suggestions on how I can get rid of these programs and free up more space on my C drive? I do not need these programs, so losing them is of no concern.

Thanks in advance
 
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what is the name of these programs ?
 
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Old 06-23-06, 05:01 AM
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One is Sketchup and the other, which I do have the disks but am unable to uninstall do to an error message is Hometech 4.2.

The latter was purchased by me.
 
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Have you tried the uninstall process after booting into safe mode?
 
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Old 06-23-06, 03:56 PM
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air biscuit,

No, I have not.
 
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Old 06-23-06, 04:26 PM
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The dirty way to remove them:
http://support.microsoft.com/default...&Product=winxp

just delete the program and files then follow the instructions.
 
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Old 06-23-06, 04:30 PM
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TAE,

Thanks!!

I'll try it and let you know how it came out.

I also just found that there is a shared dll that Home Tech has so when I open up a PDF, the Windows Installer window appears and wants to install it.

I want to resolve this issue as well.

I appreciate all the help!
 
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Originally Posted by Doug Aleshire
One is Sketchup and the other, which I do have the disks but am unable to uninstall do to an error message is Hometech 4.2.

The latter was purchased by me.

The Sketchup info you need could be here


http://download.sketchup.com/OnlineD...-Uninstall.htm
 
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Old 06-23-06, 08:20 PM
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mrbizness1,

Thanks, just got home and haven't done anything yet - long day!!

I will work on it all this weekend.

Thanks again!!
 
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Old 06-24-06, 11:05 AM
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You could just delete the directories that the programs are in.. Usually in C:\program files\, but it may leave registry entries.. In that case you use a program such as Registry Mechanic to clean up the registry..
 
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