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PostPosted: 07-22-2011 01:55 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Hi guys.

I just wanted to uninstall a program and noticed that's there are tons of new Adobe applications I've never seen before as well as some other applications I don't know. Only a handful of programs have the uninstall button, but most of the applications can't be uninstalled because the button is simply missing. Here's a screenshot:

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Spybot - Search & Destroy and Avira Antivir didn't find anything. I'm logged in as administrator.

Any ideas?



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PostPosted: 07-22-2011 06:28 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


try start menu, all programs, and name of said program.



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PostPosted: 07-22-2011 07:18 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Those are C++ Redistributable packs, they are from Microsoft and some applications may require them. There's an option somewhere in Windows to hide updates from showing up in the programs list.



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PostPosted: 07-23-2011 12:13 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


@ SoM: I don't have start menu folders for all installed programs, because I don't really use the start menu for starting programs at all

@ Obsidian: I know, but I care less about those C++ packs than the missing uninstall button (and the dozens of new Adobe products). And I just got aware of missing programs that should be in the software list. I guess I'll have to format C :miffed:



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PostPosted: 07-23-2011 08:12 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Try restarting in safe mode and see if anything shows up there. If you see all the uninstall buttons and other programs, then something else is definitely changing things on your system.



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PostPosted: 07-23-2011 09:36 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


The button still does not exist in safe mode. I looked up HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Current Version/Uninstall and there are only around four entries. So whatever wrecked my software list, it ate a part of my registry.



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PostPosted: 07-23-2011 11:07 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


jv16powertoolz or Iobits Advanced Windows Care. http://www.iobit.com
They do amazing things for this purpose



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PostPosted: 07-26-2011 02:59 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


don't worry about those C++ programs, i have 10 installed



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PostPosted: 07-28-2011 12:30 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I've formatted C:\ and reinstalled Windows, everything's alright now.



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PostPosted: 07-28-2011 11:46 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Seriously?! Degaussing didn't work?!!!!



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