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Old 10-22-2005, 06:40 PM   #1
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Default Please help - cannot uninstall programs after fresh XP installation,only 3gb left :(

Ok, so I had to reinstall windows after having very very bad problems, reinstalled everything, everything nice and fast, then I reset my computer and the programs on the first installation are still installed,( I found them in program files) but do not appear in add/remove programs menu. I thought it would just be the shortcuts but the whole programs are still installed and can be run, BUT DO NOT APPEAR IN ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS OR START MENU OR DESKTOP!! I really really need to get rif of them as what was a 100gb hard drive is down to about 5



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Old 10-22-2005, 06:55 PM   #2
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Default Re: Please help - cannot uninstall programs after fresh XP installation,only 3gb left :(

Umm... if they aren't in add remove programs they won't be in the registry; just delete the folders.
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Default Re: Please help - cannot uninstall programs after fresh XP installation,only 3gb left :(

Yeah, I had a similar problem when I put my program files on a different partition. You're just gonna have to delete the whole folder and install all the programs again, and make sure it's on your Windows partition.
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Old 10-22-2005, 07:31 PM   #4
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Default Re: Please help - cannot uninstall programs after fresh XP installation,only 3gb left :(

I've only got windows installed at the moment - hate it. Is there a crap free registry cleaner out there, would be nice?
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Old 10-22-2005, 07:32 PM   #5
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Default Re: Please help - cannot uninstall programs after fresh XP installation,only 3gb left :(

Never mind about that at the moment sorry - don't know what I was thinking. How do I find out how many partitions there are?
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Default Re: Please help - cannot uninstall programs after fresh XP installation,only 3gb left :(

You can eye it in My Computer. You should see different volumes set up in there. Try doing a complete reformat of the hard drive first before installing XP.
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Default Re: Please help - cannot uninstall programs after fresh XP installation,only 3gb left :(

I use my C: partition for Windows and programs, whilst D: is where I store the contents of My Documents.

I'd reccommend that you do it this way.
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Old 10-23-2005, 05:38 AM   #8
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Default Re: Please help - cannot uninstall programs after fresh XP installation,only 3gb left :(

Ok yer cool. How would I make a new partition...sorry about the lack of knowledge, I know rather alot for my age, appareently, I am still in school and I am told I can sit back all year this year in school, do abs nothing and come out with an A* in the GCSE exam ...but anyway bak to the partition?...#

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lol, I'm in the same boat, I'm only 15.

Aite, anyway, to create a partition, it's best doing it in the Windows Installation Program, if you choose to install XP again, but if you don't, then you'll need some program, like PartitionMagic. Luckily, I have a version of PartitionMagic on 2 floppy disks. Sadly, I haven't been able to find them on the web, so I can't help you there, my friend.
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Old 10-23-2005, 05:50 AM   #10
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Default Re: Please help - cannot uninstall programs after fresh XP installation,only 3gb left :(

Is there a chance you could get the files from the discs and email them over, if your email provider won't let you send files that big then i'll set you up with a gmail, you can send 2GB of files and you have got 2.5gb ( and growing..second...by second ) of storage.

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