I want to remove a software which is not compatible with my Laptop computer. I tried to uninstall it many times, it got uninstalled but not completely removed. It still appears in the program list when I open Uninstall a program under Programs menu.
You might have been with the same issue sometime, the software may have left some registry files in the system and due to which it will be reflecting in the programs list.
You can follows the simple steps below to safely clean those unwanted files and remove the software residuals. Once the files has been removed, you can see the unwanted software wont appears in the list of programs available for uninstall.
|Step 1: Go to Run >> regedt32|
|Step 2: Go to the path given in the image. Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall|
It is suggested to right click on Uninstall and Export it to make a backup for safety. If any problem occurs you can import the registry keys.
|Step 3: You can compare the DisplayName and DisplayVersion to find the actual file of the software. Before removing it is suggested to make a backup of the files by exporting to the desktop.|
|Step 4: Delete the Registry Key if the details in the key matches the software which is already removed. If you have not found the key from Step 2, you will find the key in this address Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall|