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Uninstalling Software (Windows XP)

Uninstalling software through add remove programs
To remove programs and software components in Windows XP from your PC hard disc drive:
  1. Click Start, Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs. The Add or Remove Programs window appears.
  2. Highlight the program you want to remove. Refer to the list below.
  3. Click Remove.
  4. Click Yes at the verification prompt.
  5. The software removes the program from your PC. Click OK.
     note:
    You may have to manually remove some items from your PC after deleting programs.
Programs
The following table lists programs you may have installed on your PC.
Title
Type
Removal
5 Card Slingo
Game
OK
Adobe Reader
Productivity
OK
Agere Systems PCI Soft Modem
Utility
OK
ATI Catalyst Control Center
Utility
NO
ATI Display Driver
Driver
NO
Barnyard Invasion from Hewlett-Packard Desktops (remove only)
Barnyard Invasion from HP Media Center (remove only)
Game
OK
Bejeweled 2 Deluxe from Hewlett-Packard Desktops (remove only)
Bejeweled 2 Deluxe from HP Media Center (remove only)
Game
OK
Big Kahuna Reef from Hewlett-Packard Desktops (remove only)
Big Kahuna Reef from HP Media Center (remove only)
Game
OK
Blackhawk Striker 2 from Hewlett-Packard Desktops (remove only) Blackhawk Striker 2 from HP Media Center (remove only)
Game
OK
Blasterball 2 from Hewlett-Packard Desktops (remove only)
Blasterball 2 from HP Media Center (remove only)
Blasterball 2 Holidays from Hewlett-Packard Desktops (remove only)
Blasterball 2 Holidays from HP Media Center (remove only)
Game
OK
Boggle Supreme from Hewlett-Packard Desktops (remove only)
Boggle Supreme from HP Media Center (remove only)
Game
OK
Bookworm Deluxe from Hewlett-Packard Desktops (remove only)
Bookworm Deluxe from HP Media Center (remove only)
Game
OK
Bounce Symphony from Hewlett-Packard Desktops (remove only)
Bounce Symphony from HP Media Center (remove only)
Game
OK
Compaq Connections
Productivity
OK
Compaq Organize
Productivity
OK
Crystal Maze from Hewlett-Packard Desktops (remove only)
Crystal Maze from HP Media Center (remove only)
Game
OK
Digby's Donuts from Hewlett-Packard Desktops (remove only)
Digby's Donuts from HP Media Center (remove only)
Game
OK
DISCover
Game
OK
DISCover Game Guide
Game
OK
Easy Internet Sign-up
Utility
OK
Earthlink Fast Lane
Utility
OK
Earthlink Total Access
Utility
OK
FATE Demo from Hewlett-Packard Desktops (remove only)
FATE Demo from HP Media Center (remove only)
Game
OK
Flip Words from from Hewlett-Packard Desktops (remove only)
Flip Words from HP Media Center (remove only)
Game
OK
Front Panel Display Service
Driver
NO
GemMaster Mystic
Game
OK
Adobe Reader
Productivity
OK
Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer
Utility
OK
Help and Support Additions
Utility
NO
High Definition Audio Driver Package
Driver
NO
HP Boot Optimizer
Utility
OK
HP Deskjet Printer Preload
Utility
OK
HP DigitalMedia Archive
Utility
OK
HP Document Viewer
Utility
OK
HP Game Console and games
Utility
OK
HP Image Zone
Productivity
OK
HP Image Zone for Media Center PC
Productivity
OK
HP Imaging Device Functions
Utility
OK
HP Multimedia Keyboard Software
Driver
OK
HP Organize
Productivity
OK
HP Photosmart Cameras
Productivity
OK
HP Photosmart XXX Series
Productivity
OK
HP PSC and OfficeJet
Productivity
OK
HP Software Update
Utility
OK
HP Solution Center and Imaging Support Tools
Productivity
OK
HP Tunes
Entertainment
OK
Insaneaquarium Deluxe from Hewlett-Packard Desktops (remove only)
Insaneaquarium Deluxe from HP Media Center (remove only)
Game
OK
Intel(R) PRO Network Connections Drivers
Driver
NO
Intellimover Data Transfer Demo
Productivity
OK
Intervideo WinDVD Player
Entertainment
OK
iTunes
Entertainment
OK
Java 2 Runtime Environment
OS support
OK
J2SE Runtime Environment
OS support
NO
Jewel Quest from Hewlett-Packard Desktops (remove only) Jewel Quest from HP Media Center (remove only)
Game
OK
KBD
Utility
OK
LiveReg (Symantec Corporation)
Security
OK
LiveUpdate (Symantec Corporation)
Security
OK
Mah Jong Quest from Hewlett-Packard Desktops (remove only) Mah Jong Quest from HP Media (remove only)
Game
OK
Microsoft .NET Framework
OS support
NO
Microsoft Away Mode
OS support
OK
Microsoft Money
Productivity
OK
Microsoft Office
Productivity
OK
Microsoft Plus! Dancer LE
Productivity
OK
Microsoft Plus! Digital Media Edition Installer
Productivity
OK
Microsoft Plus! Digital Media Installer
Productivity
OK
Microsoft Plus! Photo Story
Productivity
OK
Microsoft Visual J# .NET Redistributable Package
OS support
OK
Microsoft Windows XP Video Decoder Checkup Utility
Utility
NO
Microsoft Works
Productivity
OK
muvee autoProducer
Productivity
OK
muvee autoProducer unPlugged
Productivity
OK
my Cinema
Entertainment
OK
Norton AntiVirus (Symantec Corporation)
Security
OK
Norton Internet Security (Symantec Corporation)
Application
OK
Norton Security Center
Security
OK
Norton WMI Update
Security
OK
NVDIA Drivers
Driver
NO
NVIDIA Media Center extensions for display
Utility
NO
Office 2003 Tour
Utility
OK
Otto
Utility
OK
PC-Doctor for Windows
Utility
OK
Polar Bowler from HP Media Center (remove only)
Polar Bowler from Hewlett-Packard Desktops (remove only)
Game
OK
Polar Golfer from Hewlett-Packard Desktops (remove only)
Polar Golfer from HP Media Center (remove only)
Game
OK
PS2
Utility
OK
Puzzle Express from Hewlett-Packard Desktops (remove only)
Puzzle Express from HP Media Center (remove only)
Game
OK
Python
Utility
NO
Quicken
Productivity
OK
QuickTime
Utility
OK
RealPlayer
Utility
OK
Realtek High Definition Audio Driver
Driver
NO
Remove WeatherBug Installer
Utility
OK
Ricochet Lost Worlds from Hewlett-Packard Desktops (remove only) Ricochet Lost Worlds from HP Media Center (remove only)
Game
OK
S3 S3 [Display, Gamma2, Info2, Overlay]
Utility
NO
SCRABBLE Blast from Hewlett-Packard Desktops (remove only)
SCRABBLE Blast from HP Media Center (remove only)
Game
OK
SCRABBLE from Hewlett-Packard Desktops (remove only)
SCRABBLE from HP Media Center (remove only)
Game
OK
SCRABBLE Rack Attack from Hewlett-Packard Desktops (remove only)
SCRABBLE Rack Attack from HP Media Center (remove only)
Game
OK
Shrek 2 Ogre Bowler from Hewlett-Packard Desktops (remove only) Shrek 2 Ogre Bowler from HP Media Center (remove only)
Game
OK
Slingo Deluxe from HP Media Center (remove only)
Game
OK
Slyder from HP Media Center (remove only)
Game
OK
Sonic Encoders
Productivity
OK
Sonic Express Labeler
Productivity
OK
Sonic My DVD Plus
Productivity
OK
Sonic RecordNow Audio
Productivity
OK
Sonic RecordNow Copy
Productivity
OK
Sonic RecordNow Data
Productivity
OK
Sonic Update Manager
Productivity
OK
SpamSubract
Security
OK
Super Granny from Hewlett-Packard Desktops (remove only)
Super Granny from HP Media Center (remove only)
Game
OK
Swarm from Hewlett-Packard Desktops (remove only)
Swarm from HP Media Center (remove only)
Game
OK
Tradewinds from Hewlett-Packard Desktops (remove only)
Tradewinds from HP Media Center (remove only)
Game
OK
Updates from HP (remove only)
OS support
NO
VIA Rhine-Family Fast Ethernet Adapter
Driver
NO
VIA/S3G Display Driver
Driver
NO
WeatherBug
Utility
OK
Windows Installer
OS support
NO
Windows XP Hotfix
OS support
NO
If Software cannot be uninstalled by using Add/Remove Programs
Only use the following steps if you cannot use Add/Remove Programs to uninstall the software program that you want removed.
  1. Click Start, All Programs, and try to find the software name or the name of the software company from the Start menu.
  2. If you can find the software name in the list, look for an uninstall entry and click it to uninstall the software.
    Figure : Example of an uninstall entry in the Start menu
    If an uninstall entry is not in the Start menu, continue using these steps to manually uninstall the software.
  3. Click Start, Run, and type the following into the Open field: regedit
    A Registry Editor window opens.
     caution:
    The following procedure involves editing the Windows registry. Incorrectly editing the registry could cause Windows to not start. Create a backup of the registry before carefully following the steps.
  4. Once the registry has been backed up, click the plus sign next to the following key names in the left pane of the Registry Editor:
    • HKEY LOCAL MACHINE
    • SOFTWARE
    • MICROSOFT
    • WINDOWS
    • CURRENT VERSION
    • UNINSTALL
  5. Select the key name in Uninstall that matches the software name that you want to uninstall.
  6. With the software name selected, double-click UninstallString value icon in the right pane.
  7. The UninstallString text should be selected in the window that opens. If not, select the entire text in the Value data field.
    Figure : Edit String window
  8. Right-click on the selected text and select Copy.
  9. Click Cancel and close the Registry Editor window.
  10. Click Start, Run.and
  11. Right-click inside the Open field and select Paste to paste the UninstallString value data you copied previously.
  12. Click OK to uninstall the software.

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