Uninstalling Applications

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Bob1936, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. Bob1936

    Bob1936 MDL Novice

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    I hope this is ok to post this here.

    I am running Windows Vista Home Basic. I installed an earlier version of Real Player. It didn't do all that I wanted it to do, so I tried to ununstall it. I simply CAN'T do it!!

    I've used the takeown command from the command line, and I am informed that I do have ownership of the folder and subfolders, but I still can't uninstall or delete the files. I just get the message that I need to have permission to do this, and to contact the administrator. Since I am the only user, I AM the administrator.

    How can I finally get this uninstalled? I would certainly appreciate any help anyone can give me.

    Thanks in advance.

    Bob.
     
  2. jroc

    jroc MDL Member

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    you will also get the message..if there is still a 'process' running in the background or it installed a 'service'...im sure that program put a run command in the registry..try looking in the task manager process's and shut it down....or try going into safe mode and removing it.
     
  3. BERRY

    BERRY MDL Novice

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    disable user account control
     
  4. ancestor(v)

    ancestor(v) Admin
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    With right click mouse, you can gain control over files, make them accessable. Don't know what it's exactly in english, since I'm not using an english vista.
     
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  5. Snuffy

    Snuffy MDL Expert

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    Dangerous - Use At Your Own Risk

    Use with CARE.... this command can be - is dangerous for the NOT knowing.
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    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\runas]
    @="Take Ownership"
    "Extended"=""
    "NoWorkingDirectory"=""

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\runas\command]
    @="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F"
    "IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\runas]
    @="Take Ownership"
    "Extended"=""
    "NoWorkingDirectory"=""

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\runas\command]
    @="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" /r /d y && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F /t"
    "IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" /r /d y && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F /
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    open notepad copy and paste all the above minus the ------------------
    then saveas "Rightclick.take-own.reg"
    NOTICE USE WITH CARE... THIS CAN BE DANGEROUS
     
  6. Bob1936

    Bob1936 MDL Novice

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    Thank You!!

    THANKS!! You were exactly right!! The RealAudio.exe was listed in the processes in the task manager. I removed it and then WAS able to delete it.

    THANKS AGAIN.

    BOB1936.