It happens at times, when we feel helpless in uninstalling an unwanted program in Windows operating system. Because, there aren’t many ways to do it. When we are unable to uninstall a program in Windows, most of us, out of frustration, go for a repair install, or in common cases, reload windows. You do not need to re-install windows for a mere program. However, there are some programs that take forever to get uninstalled because of their complex Windows registry links. In those scenarios, we just do not know what to do.
Here, in this tutorial, try these steps when you are unable to uninstall a program in Windows:
Unable to uninstall a program in Windows 8, Windows 7 or Windows XP? Try “Total Uninstall”
The usual way of uninstalling a program in Windows is through “Programs and Features“. However, the problem starts when we end up with these kind of errors while trying to uninstall a program in Windows:
In these scenarios, the program may have been uninstalled but the registry traces remain in the operating system. That may prevent you in re-installing the same program or may interrupt the installation or un-installation of other dependent programs. To deal with these common uninstall issues, you can use a third part uninstaller that could let you remove these stubborn program. One such utility is called “Total Uninstall“. I have been using this program for long and it never lets me down. It does the job perfectly when you are unable to uninstall a program in Windows. Follow these steps to uninstall a program in Windows:
2. Install the program.
3. It creates a list of installed software’s. Please note that it may take a while.
5. Highlight the software that you want to uninstall and click “Uninstall” button, located in the top bar.
6. Keep the uninstall profile as default and hit “Launch”. It creates a System Restore point. You can skip the step if you already have a restore point in place.
7. Follow the uninstall process. The chosen program, associated folders and registry keys will be deleted, right away.
8. Navigate back to “Programs and features” to make sure the corrupted software has been uninstalled. If you do not find the program entry in the list. You are good to go, my friend.
“Total Uninstall” proves to be a life saver when you are unable to uninstall a program in Windows. It completely removes the selected program from the machine. Without going deep into the registry of Windows to manually remove the program entries. So, from now on, whenever you are unable to uninstall a program in Windows, you know what to look for. :-)