Posts Tagged ‘Uninstall’

Fix: Unable to uninstall Internet Explorer 9 using the standard uninstallation process

This article may interest you, if when you try to uninstall or remove Internet Explorer 9 from your computer by using the standard uninstallation process and the process fails to complete. Continue reading

Microsoft Service Pack Uninstall Tool for Office 2010 Client Applications now available

Microsoft has released the Service Pack Uninstall Tool for Microsoft Office 2010 Client Applications and its available for download at the Microsoft Download Centre. Continue reading

Fix: Program install & uninstall issues in Windows 7

Microsoft has made available a Fix it solution to assist with programs that will not uninstall correctly & programs blocking installation of new programs. Continue reading

Uninstalling Internet Explorer 9 from your Computer

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Microsoft Fix it Solution: Microsoft Security Essentials will not uninstall

While one can always easily uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials from the Control Panel, should you find that your are unable to uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials, you m Continue reading

How to repair Office 2010 or uninstall individual Office 2010 programs

Is your Office 2010 installation corrupted? Are your Office 2010 programs not working properly? In this case rather than go for an uninstall – reinstall, you Continue reading

Fix: Cannot uninstall Office 2003, 2007 or 2010 from Control Panel

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Uninstall programs, drivers, services, Windows features & Updates easily

Comodo Programs Manager is a new freeware offering from Comodo. The software helps you manage your Windows operating system by providing you with options to manage your programs. Continue reading

How to uninstall programs in Windows Safe Mode

Sometimes programs may not uninstall in the regular mode correctly, and you may at times have to boot in safe mode to uninstall software.

However, Windows Installer will not work under Safe Mode, this means that programs cannot be installed or uninstalled in safe mode without giving a specific command using msiexec in command prompt.

To make Windows Installer to work under Safe Mode you need to create registry entries. To know how to do it manually, click : How to make Windows Installer work in Safe Mode.

Alternatively, you can also download and use this freeware utility which automates the entire process and makes thing easier for you.

Simply download SafeMSI, boot in safe mode and then run this utility.

That’s it! You will now be able to uninstall software in safe mode in Windows.

How to Uninstall Windows 7 SP1 Beta.

The Windows 7 SP1 Beta has been leaked for a while, and Windows 7 SP1 Beta has also been officially released by Microsoft for public download. Chances are, the beta version of SP1 may contain bugs or vulnerabilities to the operating system as it’s just a early preview release, and early adopters may have to uninstall the Windows 7 SP1 Beta to fix the issue.

In addition, Microsoft does not provide direct upgrade path from SP1 Beta to SP1 RTM. Any Windows 7 system which is installed with SP1 Beta will have to be uninstalled first prior to installation of final build of SP1. If the beta builds of SP1 cannot be uninstalled, user has to do a clean install of Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.

Microsoft provides a guide on how to uninstall and remove Windows 7 SP1 Beta. One main important note who anyone who intends to install SP1 Beta is that backup files are created to facilitate the uninstallation of SP1 Beta. If you’ve used the Disk Cleanup Wizard since you’ve installed SP1 Beta, the backup files needed to uninstall the service pack might have been removed from your computer. If that’s the case, then the only option to remove SP1 Beta is to use System Restore to uninstall the service pack, which is the least undesirable option.

Tip: The uninstall guide also applies to Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Beta.

How to Uninstall Windows 7 SP1 Beta

Uninstall using Programs and Features

1. Click the Start button, click Control Panel, click Programs, and then click Programs and Features.
2. Click View installed updates.
3. Click Service Pack for Microsoft Windows (KB 976932), and then click Uninstall.

If you don’t see Service Pack for Microsoft Windows (KB 976932) in the list of installed updates, or if the uninstall option is disabled, use System Restore to uninstall the service pack.

Uninstall using the Command Prompt

1. Click the Start button.
2. In the search box, type command prompt.
3. In the list of results, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
4. Type the following:

wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:976932
5. Press Enter.

Uninstall using System Restore

Note: System Restore will remove any programs and revert any system changes that have been made since you installed the service pack. System Restore will not affect any personal files.

1. Click the Start button . In the search box, type System Restore, and then, in the list of results, click System Restore.
2. Click Next.
3. Choose a restore point that matches the installation date for the service pack.

The restore point will be labeled either Install: Windows Update or Install: Windows 7 Service Pack 1.
4. Verify the restore point, and then click Finish.