Vaughnde

Add / Remove Programs Area On Vista

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Helping a friend of mine with her computer...oy! I have a degree in computer science but I don't use Vista since I use XP. But I can't find the Add/Remove area in the control panel for Vista. She has a lot of games and suchlike that need to be removed and I need to add on a virus scanner as the one she has is worthless. I know how to add the one I need, but not how to remove the worthless one she has!

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Hmmmmm, that's weird. I have Vista, and my add/remove programs is in the Control Panel. Maybe her files are hidden? I think Vista likes to mess with you like that!

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if she clicks on the program (rick click) & deleate a screen will come up to remove from the list or ask her to remove from program & it will take her to remove programs & she can decide which one she wants to remove from there.

 

Caren

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Yes, go to Control Panel, then Programs (can select underneath the title on "uninstall a program"), then Programs and Features (underneath "uninstall a program

HTH!

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Thank you so much! I was able to do a few....I'll be doing more tomorrow. I'm still stunned that she got a computer with Vista on a 512MB Memory and only a 120 GB HD that has been partitioned to C and D drives....oh brother!

I gotta do more diagnostics tomorrow and clean up her computer. Unfortunatly she also didn't know how to shut down the computer properly or reboot properly...so I had to show her how to do that.

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No it isn't. I've advised her to get more RAM and just got the name of the guy we both need to go to from my dad. I do software diagnostics not hardware upgrades :)

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