uninstalling programs that are not listed in programs and features

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Donna, Feb 13, 2007.

  1. Donna

    Donna Guest

    Can any one tell me how to uninstall the programs that come with a new
    computer that are for the most part unwanted like additional online services
    and the like. I can not find a way of uninstalling them and they are not in
    the list of ones that can be uninstalled.
    Donna, Feb 13, 2007
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  2. Many of the items that come with a new computer are not installed yet. They
    place a link to the installer on the desktop hoping you will click on it. If
    this is the case, just follow the link to the containing folder and delete
    the folder. Then delete the desktop link.

    Do this as a last resort if there is no uninstall entry, either in the
    containing folder or in the uninstall or change a program area of



    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
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    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
    Richard Urban, Feb 13, 2007
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