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Forcing Uninstall of Poser

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Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2002 - 6:26 am:   

I installed poser 4.0 on my W2K pro system and during the install there was some problem where the uninstall part of the program did not load properly. The program runs fine, but when I try to uninstall it I get a message that it cannot uninstall and cancels.

Is there any way to manually remove programs completely without the uninstall option and without having to install third party software to do it for me. I find that those programs always bogs down my system with unneeded extras.

v (Vera)
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2002 - 6:46 am:   

Try installing it again. The un-install option may show up. Then you can un-install correctly.
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2002 - 7:40 am:   

I tried that and I keep getting the same message.
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2002 - 12:05 pm:   

only way i found to do this on a failed install or un-install was to edit the registry by deleting all references to the program by name and possibly manufacturer. do not delete anything that may be tied into something that has to work at all. then deleting the folders created. some files left behind, if you don't know what they are, can be left with no damage to the system. even so. it takes time and patience. i learned the hard way by crashing the system and ended up re-installing them til i got the hang of it. back up anything data wise if you attempt this as you may end up re-installing anyway.

definately a learning experience. but it works.

have fun!
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2002 - 8:35 pm:   

You can also use REGCLEANER by Jouni Vourio it's a free download and works very well and is simple to use when an install/uninstall goes awry. It can also be used to clean up useless reg keys that no longer point to anything. You can find it at
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2002 - 6:06 am:   


I downloaded the Regcleanr from your link. Thanks.

I checked off the Poser box and hit the remove button, then I went into my program files folder and deleted the Poser folder. So far I have no problems with any startup messages or any error messages popping up. It looks good to go!
Wish me luck that it stays ok.
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2002 - 8:35 pm:   

I use reg cleaner's tools (DO Them All button)auto clean feature to keep tagged downloads and such from building up as well.

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