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An error while trying to uninstall (random program) it may

  1. #1

    Posts : 7
    Windows 8

    An error while trying to uninstall (random program) it may

    Seems Programs and Features have gone whack. I can't uninstall any program in program and features except Microsoft Visual Redistributables.

    All i get is this message:

    "An error while trying to uninstall (random program) it may have already been uninstalled"

    I've tried Microsoft Fix it but it doesn't list all programs and some lists as "name not avaliable". I think it's something wrong with the registry. Running the sfc /scannow command didn't help either.

    How can i fix this? Running 64-bit.

    edit: Seems most of the non microsoft programs can't be uninstalled. Some seem to be able to uninstall but as i said most won't. Using CCleaner works but the "Uninstall or Change a Program" list doesn't work.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Christian, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    The Microsoft Visual Redistributables are runtime components of Visual C++ Libraries required to run applications developed with Visual C++ on a computer that does not have Visual C++ installed.

    These would have been part of a Visual C++ Windows Update, or installed separately from another program requiring them.

    You do not want to uninstall these. Do so will prevent any program that needs them from running or running properly.

    Hope this helps,
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