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Old 12-12-2008, 09:26 PM   #1
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I have a version of adobe photoshop I want to install. It won't let me install it because it says I already have the program installed. I did install the Adobe CS3 Master collection some time ago... but I lost the installer. And photoshop is not in the programs list in control panel... any other way I can delete it or uninstall it?...
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Old 12-12-2008, 09:38 PM   #2
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First look in the Start>Programs list to see if a folder is present there. That may see the uninstall option. Often things will be placed there while not see in the add/remove or Features+Programs with Vista. The last option would be a manual edit of the system registry to the main keys removed there plus manually deleting the files and folder found in Program Files.
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Old 12-12-2008, 10:03 PM   #3
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Give this a go http://www.adobe.com/support/contact/cs3clean.html
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I wasn't sure if they also provided a cleaner like many other softwares see. But that will remove all reg entries and may even cleanup files and folders for the Adobe suit you originally saw go on for you.
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CCleaner will take care of that.
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Old 12-12-2008, 10:44 PM   #6
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Default Re: Problem uninstalling a program...

thanks Cavemagrinder, that worked great!!

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NP dude. I had the same problem awhile back.
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Old 12-12-2008, 10:55 PM   #8
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CCleaner will take care of that.
CCleaner is drive cleanup tool someone threw an uninstall section in as more or less an appetizer not an actual recommended registry cleaner. For the registry you would want a program written specifically for that.
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Crap Cleaner is not an atomic powered jackhammer for the registry. It's a safe, field proven tool good for use by those not knowing the dangers of more powerful reg tools. And if you ask most of the members here and at a lot of other computer forums, it is a recomended program.
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I've tested various registry cleaners and have CCleaner on here for what it was intended for. The removal tool for Adobe is intended for cleaning off the older installation as seen there over the limited option found in the "crap cleaner". This is why superman22x saw immediate results.
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