Windows Installer Clean Up Utility

January 30, 2009 at 2:26 PM • by John Lueders

Sometimes Windows is unable to uninstall a program from the ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Program and Features’ (for Vista users) list.  In these situations, Microsoft has a free download to help remove the program from the ‘Add/Remove program’ list.  Note this does not uninstall the program from your computer, it just removes the information from the ‘Add/Remove Programs’ list in your computer’s Control Panel.

Product information page: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;290301

The download link is on the page above.

When installing you will see Microsoft Office in the installation…this makes it feel like it is for Office products only.  This is not the case, it can remove any program’s installation information from your computer.

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This is what the program looks like when it runs…just select the program that is not uninstalling and then click ‘Remove’.

This program is great when you need it.

Please use it with caution.

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