Flintman

I have searched high and low for the answer to this question

I have build 5600 install on my machine. I installed a few programs and with out luck they don't work now the question i have is how to i uninstall them. I go to control panel/programs and features. I click the program i want to uninstall and click uninstall/change. Nothing happenes is this feature disabled or am i doing something wrong



Re: Application Compatibility for Windows Vista Uninstall a program

Matthew Braun - MSFT

Hi Flintman,

What applications are you trying to uninstall Do you receive a UAC elevation prompt when you clicked the change/remove button Does the application still appear in the list even though no uninstall prompt was displayed Does this behavior occur with any Microsoft products such as Office or MS Money Does your user have Administrative privileges

I would also try to contact the applications manufacturers to see if they have any known compatibility issues with Vista.

I believe the change remove feature reads specific registry keys associated with the selected entry that was created durring setup of the application so it is possible that the applcation failed to write the keys properly (or at all). If you would like to manualy uninstall the uninstall.exe program is typicaly in the C:\Program Files\<AppName> directory. Note that if the application was not elevated, virtualization might have occurred, in that case the program uninstaller might be located at C:\Users\<userName>\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\<AppName> . Note also that AppData is a hidden directory so it might be nessesary to select Show Hidden Files from the Folder Options dialog.

This forum is geared more towards developers, I would also try posting your question in the Technet Vista Beta Applications Forum for a more thorough response.

Thanks!

Matthew Braun






Re: Application Compatibility for Windows Vista Uninstall a program

bur074123

I also have that issue i try to uninstall norton antivirus and microsoft office trial software and it wont let me

Hope you can help

It would not let me get a uninstall tab or change or repair





Re: Application Compatibility for Windows Vista Uninstall a program

Bruce N. Baker - MSFT

Is this an upgrade You should probably try to contact the Symantec or Office.




Re: Application Compatibility for Windows Vista Uninstall a program

member840

(member840)

I also have that issue i try to uninstall norton antivirus trial software and it wont let me. can you help me

It would not let me get a uninstall tab or change or repair.and I also got a messageTongue Tiedpecific modul can`t be find.





Re: Application Compatibility for Windows Vista Uninstall a program

asdfdsafdsaf

SAME HERE, WTF IS GOING ON!!!!!!!! it wont let me uninstall from my own computer !!!




Re: Application Compatibility for Windows Vista Uninstall a program

MattEzell

Yes; I hate to say that Vista is '***' - like Windows ME.... but.... well.. that is the closest comparison that pops to mind.

I guess releasing a new OS is difficult, but Vista just seems so riddled with inefficiency and so many bugs that I cannot help but to debate how much longer I am going to stick with it. No offense, but it has become easier to work out problems and bugs in Linux than in Vista and that is part of the reason why people stick in Windows despite its cost; it usually remains stable and requires little bug fixing by its users - or at least that was the case with XP.

I feel that before long I am going to be going back to my copy of XP or making the switch from hobbiest Ubuntu user to a perminent resident. I am in vista because, as most users of Vista, it came on my newest machine pre-installed. I have been saying that when Vista becomes so trashed that I am forced into the reinstall then I am going back to XP... with my add/remove programs list becoming more and more populated with programs that I can do nothing with, the closer that transition back to old faithful XP (or Ubuntu) is coming.

My problems have not been anti virus or the like, but has been a variety of programs ranging from Azureus to GIMP and Thuderbird. I know that MS reps and supporters will say, as has been said, "this is a problem with ____ (and not MS), you should check with them..." Sure.... Its never MS' fault... to MS.