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Old 06-28-2004, 04:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have recently uninstalled a game ( the sims & expansion pack) and want to reinstall it. However, it still detects that it is on the machine and will not continue. I have removed the software but it is still in the list of add/remove programmes. Any ideas?
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Old 06-28-2004, 05:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Did you just delete the folder or delete the game true the uninstaller. You may try a program called Add/remove 2004. It's free. Just google it. it may work.
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Old 06-28-2004, 06:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yea that add/remove 2004 program should do the trick
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Also..... go start>run>regedit....press ctrl+f and look for any instances of the game and rightclick>delete them.
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Old 06-28-2004, 07:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Instead of searching the directory simply go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>Software. U will find a folder by the name of the game or the manufacturer. Delete it. Now try reinstalling the game.
U might consider taking a backup of the registry.
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Old 06-28-2004, 07:48 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah...that works...and its easier
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just goto HLM\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\unin stall\{whatever program is stuck in the addremove}

Here's a hint, if you dont know... DONT delete it.
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