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Uninstall Not listing all my programs

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    Uninstall Not listing all my programs


    Hi,

    My name is Ceira from Scotland, and I have just joined this forum, moving from windows 7.

    I was forced to buy a new computer, all now come with windows 8.

    I do not like it at all, it is so dumbed down and so difficult to use; I wish I could return to windows 7.


    I have however over the last few months installed many of my old programs from windows 7. This was straight forward. It was also easy to uninstall them using the control panel.

    Then suddenly, in the control panel window for uninstalling, many of these programs are not listed. Yes they are still working well, like Microsoft word and excel, but they do not show in the uninstall window.

    Has this happened to anyone else? Could my anti virus AVAST have anything to do with it. Can anybody help me. I have spent ages on this.

    Many thanks,
    Ceira

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    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    Hi Ceira, welcome to the Eight Forums.

    Quote Originally Posted by ceira View Post
    Then suddenly, in the control panel window for uninstalling, many of these programs are not listed. Yes they are still working well, like Microsoft word and excel, but they do not show in the uninstall window.
    Individual applications of the Microsoft Office suite do not appear on the list of installed programs in Programs and Features. Instead they can all be found under Microsoft Office entry. If you want to remove individual components of the Microsoft Office suite, select it and click Change:

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    Select Add or Remove Features, click Continue:

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    Select the component / application you want to remove (uninstall), select Not Available, click Continue:

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    Microsoft Office installer runs now and removes the components / applications you have selected:

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    When done, the components / applications you removed are no longer installed on your computer.

    Kari
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    Thanks for the replies but I must not be explain this well.

    Yesterday the control panel showed over 50 installed programs. (I only mentioned microsoft as an example, as I did not want to list all the 50+)

    When I go to the control panel now, I only see 10 programs listed. most of which are microsoft visual C++ updates. It does show dropbox and the Palemoon browser.

    It does not show any of the microsoft office programs, or ccleaner or jetclean or format factory etc etc etc 50+ yet they are all installed and working well.

    Why are they not showing up. Why are they not listed. I hope this helps explain the problem. I can show a screen shot if it helps.

    Thanks, Ceira.
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    Sorry I should add that I am logged in as an administrator although it may appear that I am not. The modify button does not appear.
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    Please post a screenshot.
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    Sorry I should add that I am logged in as an administrator although it may appear that I am not. The modify button does not appear.
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    Attachment 51009

    I hope this helps. Thanks
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    Attachment 51009

    I hope this helps. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by ceira View Post
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    I hope this helps. Thanks
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