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Uninstallshield windows xp

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a b \ Driver
January 9, 2011 11:53:50 AM

I want to uninstall a progamma in my machine, But I don't know how..
I deleted everything From that progamma (I was think..). So.. I want to install him back(that game) But it can't!. He says everytime '' This progamma Tomb raider legend is already installed on this machine. Uninstall him ... .. .. ''
But.. How? :s


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a b \ Driver
January 9, 2011 5:01:31 PM

The game program installation installed registry entries as well as the Program Files, and probably some entries to My Games. Since you apparently deleted the Program Files, it appeared that the game was gone, but since you did not uninstall the game using Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs, the registry entries still exist. You have a couple of choices:
-- 1) Live with it or
-- 2) Run regedit, search for game program name, and delete the entries that you are SURE are for that program.

If you have no experience in editing the registry, you may want to consider having an experienced tech person do it for you.

If you choose to edit the registry, be very careful; deleting or changing incorrect entries could render you machine inoperable, and require either a clean install of XP, or a Repair install.
a b \ Driver
January 9, 2011 5:36:27 PM

Or can run a registry cleaner and hope it finds dead-ends and removes the game references.

I have a free one posted at you can try. It works rather well, and is free.
There are newer versions, but they are no longer free and won't do a better job either.
Get "registryfix-full"

Edit: add link to free registry fixer.