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Q: remove apps icons of uninstalled applications

I uninstalled google talk from control panel (uninstall a program) however I can still see Google Talk application group (with all icons) in the All apps screen. I also checked C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs but couldn't find leftovers there.

Does anyone know how to manually remove gtalk icons from Apps desktop. Thanks.

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A: remove apps icons of uninstalled applications

Have you restarted your computer since?

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Hello all,

I am new here, although I did come here quite a few times and many times found the solution :-)

My problem is (I am on 1511) that some icons of removed (by powershell) apps reapeared, and there seem to be no way to get rid of them. Nothing I have found had worked (like going to start menu folder and deleting the shorcuts).

Namely it's MicrosoftWindowsAlarms, MicrosoftZuneMusic, MicrosoftWindowsPhotos, and in Apps the name looks like this: @{Microsoft.WindowsAlarms_10.1607.1991.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwems-resource--Microsoft.WindowsAlarms-Resources-AppName-Text}

Moreover, few days ago some "new" apps have materialized - that was a shock........no update, nothing, out of blue I had about 10 unwanted apps in my all apps...............crazy.

Any thoughts?

P.S. Normally I deffer updates by turning the service off and/or metered connection. Now I have left it on by mistake...........still should not install against my will some unwanted apps..........and as I said, no update.....

A:Icons of uninstalled apps showing in All apps

Those left-over icons may be a result of deleting programs instead of using Control Panel, Programs and Features to uninstall the programs. When a program is installed the install routine puts the program files in either C:\Program Files [32-bit] or C:\Program Files for 64-bit or C:\Program Files (x86) for 32-bit depending upon which version of the OS is in use. It will also create the icons, write support files to C:\Windows or other Folders and create Registry entries so Windows knows how to run the program. The uninstall routine is supposed to get rid of everything associated, don't know if PowerShell can do it as cleanly.

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I recently uninstalled a number of the apps that came with Windows 10. For most, the labels appearing on my start menu have gone as well, but for some reason two (Money and News) have remained (see image below). How can I remove these labels?

Many thanks

A:How to I remove labels of two apps I uninstalled?

Hi, it looks as though you are using a 3rd party start menu.
Try right clicking on the shortcut. There may well be a delete option.
Else right click on the folder and see if there's an open option to open it in explorer, then delete.

I commend Geek uninstaller (free) to you. If you always use this to uninstall programs, it scans for leftovers as well. I use it regularly.

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Hi,

I bought a new notebook and went into control panel, Programs, uninstall and uninstalled the online games. But when I go and show All Apps, they still show up. How do I remove them from there? If I right click on the icon of one of the games, it doesn't give me an option to delete it.

A:New Nontebook - uninstalled games, how to remove from All Apps listing

In the games app, it advertises games that are in the Store. So it's not install. Just advertised. Silly, indeed.

Edit: Looks like the Games tile is an app. Didn't know that. Thought it was a place where my games were.

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I have two icons in the notification area that has been uninstalled but still shows up. How can I remove them? Both are Tunebite.exe Thanks. B-72

A:Remove uninstalled notification icons

In search type notification. Click on it. The rest is self explanatory.


If you should have any problems,

just post. I or anyone else, reading

the post will be very happy to help you

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As a normal user, I download applications which I use for a certain period of time, and when the time ends I uninstall it. But however the problem Im facing is after running many applications, a lot of registry elements, and startup entries remains.
I feel they seriously slow down my system.
Is there any way I can remove all the uninstalled components waste from my system - Everything, Registry, Startup entries of uninstalled applications.

A:How To Clear Uninstalled Applications Remains?

Hello Seranok,my name is Jo and I will help you with your computer problems.Please follow these guidelines:Logs can take a while to research, so please be patient.Read and follow the instructions in the sequence they are posted.print or copy & save instructions.back up all your private data / important files on another (external) drive before using our tools.Do not install / uninstall any applications, unless otherwise instructed.Use only that tools you have been instructed to use.Copy and Paste the log files inside your post, unless otherwise instructed.Ask for clarification, if you have any questions. Stay with this topic til you get the all clean post.My first language is not english. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.***Download Security Check by screen317 from here or here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.Vista / Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.***Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system, download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.Right-click FRST / FSRT64 then click ... Read more

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Hi, I am curious to know if there is a program,besides revo uninstaller,that searches for previously uninstalled apps?,I have uninstalled so many programs,that I have forgotten which ones they are,so I am looking for a program that will find all those past uninstalled programs?,is there such a program out there?,thanks Rip

A:Uninstalled Apps

Sorry dude, don't think it possible. Spent 1/2 hour searching. If I find anything, I'll let you know. Maybe you want to look into data recovery.

--RF

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This is a minor issue but it is bugging me. I have uninstalled "HP Coolsense" from my PC and can't find a reference to it anywhere. But it still shows up in my windows search (the one that shows up from the right) . . with an icon and everything (unfortunately I can't snip that but I could the error that comes up, which is attached).

Is there a way to refresh this? I can't right-click on the entry either--it doesn't do anything.

It isn't:

in the list of installed programsin the registry (I searched for "coolsense" FWIW).In the "all program" section of the metro menu
I was thinking this was a Windows Search/Indexing issue--I normally leave that off, but I turned it off and it rebuilt my index and it's still there.

Any suggestions? Appreciate it.

A:Uninstalled apps appear in search

When you uninstall programs sometimes there are scrapes of the uninstalled programs left behind (orphaned files). You might look in the Programs folder or Programs X86 folders of your C drive if anything there. Running Revo Uninstaller (Free) will also help.

Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems

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I've uninstalled lots of programs, mainly Hewlett Packard stuff. It's freed up a lot of disc space, and i think my computer runs a little better too. I still have some stuff worth removing, but need help deciding what is safe to remove? I'm only focused on the apps installed in 2010..

1. i use the HP Wireless Assistant and IDT Audio. HP Quick Launch Buttons & HP Setup seem like they might be important:
2. have similar Microsoft Visual updates..
3. of the tasks highlighted in yellow, does anyone know what these are? a few of them look important, but i have no idea what they do..

A:which of these apps can be safely uninstalled?

I cannot speak for the HP stuff mate but both my Toshibas - notorious for the bloat I have installed SDD's in and then an OEM and there has been no problems at all.
You can of course do this but it means backing up all of the data and programs first.
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 this will rid you of all the bloat and you don't have to buy an OEM
There are some things that Toshiba will re download usually amongst the Windows updates and are stuff that I don't think apart from being some sort of drivers for the machines otherwise everything is fine.

Now like I said I don't know about HP stuff and the best thing you can do is just Google what any particular application you are considering throwing overboard and find out what they are for.

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I uninstalled all the default apps (with CCleaner) knowing that each new build re-installs them. Build 14926 no longer re-installs uninstalled apps. I've tried every means I can find to re-install the apps but nothing works. Can I roll back to previous build (Build 14915), then upgrade to 14926 and have it reinstall the apps? If not can I install build 14393 from iso then upgrade to 14926 without loosing all my previously installed software i.e. Auto Cad, Revit, etc.?

A:Uninstalled all default apps and can't reinstall them.

Originally Posted by dchapin


I uninstalled all the default apps (with CCleaner) knowing that each new build re-installs them. Build 14926 no longer re-installs uninstalled apps. I've tried every means I can find to re-install the apps but nothing works. Can I roll back to previous build (Build 14915), then upgrade to 14926 and have it reinstall the apps? If not can I install build 14393 from iso then upgrade to 14926 without loosing all my previously installed software i.e. Auto Cad, Revit, etc.?



Hi dchapin and welcome to Tenforums.
Starting with Insider 14926, Windows is no longer reinstalling what you deleted. I think you need to re-register the Windows Store, then install the apps that you want back.

Code:
Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_11606.1001.39.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.xml"

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Hi everyone. New guy here. Been using this forum for some answers to our work environment and just registered today.

Now, I have a unique problem. I'll try and describe it as best as possible.

Our desktops are running Win XP SP3 with a variety of apps. Recently I had to fix a .NET pop-up that seemed to be complaining about the frameworks installed. I got this fixed. After a reboot, I logged in and afterwards, it just sat there. Didn't load Windows. I could bring up task manager to run apps but not enough to restore the system.

Recently the same thing happened when uninstalling some Symantec apps (Live Update and something else). I had a failed install of their backup recovery for DLO. After a reboot, same thing happened. After a reboot, I logged in and afterwards, it just sat there. Didn't load Windows.

I tried a repair by booting to the recovery console and running: chkdsk /r This didn't repair Windows.

Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks,
Jeff

A:Uninstalled apps, now Windows won't boot

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Originally Posted by jfranzreb


Hi everyone. New guy here. Been using this forum for some answers to our work environment and just registered today.

Now, I have a unique problem. I'll try and describe it as best as possible.

Our desktops are running Win XP SP3 with a variety of apps. Recently I had to fix a .NET pop-up that seemed to be complaining about the frameworks installed. I got this fixed. After a reboot, I logged in and afterwards, it just sat there. Didn't load Windows. I could bring up task manager to run apps but not enough to restore the system.

Recently the same thing happened when uninstalling some Symantec apps (Live Update and something else). I had a failed install of their backup recovery for DLO. After a reboot, same thing happened. After a reboot, I logged in and afterwards, it just sat there. Didn't load Windows.

I tried a repair by booting to the recovery console and running: chkdsk /r This didn't repair Windows.

Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks,
Jeff




You can access task manager?

Try ending the explorer.exe process and then under the Applications tab click New Task and type "explorer.exe"

See if it loads afterwards

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Hi,,

Many of my application icons (exe) have changed to default blue rectangle,
and other applications icons changed to unknown type (e.g. pdf icons)

I have tried windows restore - that wont work
I have tried changing from 32 bit to 16 bit and back that wont work either.

It has nothing to do with resolution. I am attaching a snapshot of what i mean.

Please help me restore them back or let me know if this is due to a virus or trojan.

Thanks a lot for your help
 

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For the last month or so, Windows Store now reports available updates for applications I have uninstalled, like Sports and Finance. This did not happen in the past. Does the same happen for you, too? Is it a problem, or a devious and annoying way to trick us into reinstalling these Windows 8 apps?

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Also facing the problem like Wi-Fi not getting connected and track pad stops working after sometime

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I know there are steps to remove all Win 10 preinstalled apps.

I am talking of those preinstalled apps that have uninstall feature.

Mention preinstalled apps you have removed & why?
Mention preinstalled apps you haven't removed & why?
 

A:Have you uninstalled any/all preinstalled Win 10 apps that have uninstall feature?

I've uninstalled all apps that have the option of being uninstalled since I have no use whatsoever with them
 

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Hey all,

So as the title says, Im unable to remove the icons from the Start menu "app" section, not a huge deal, but makes it look ugly having a whole bunch of unusable tiles there

so I followed Brink's walk-through

"Apps" Screen - Add or Remove Items in Windows 8

and still having them there and not able to be deleted..

so any ideas of what I can do?

A:Uninstalled Apps still show in Metro start menu

when you right click the icon - choose Open FIle Location - then delete the shortcut or folder from start menu
may have to do it for %user% and %allusers%

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Hi.
Yesterday i updated my Windows 10 and after that i uninstalled these apps that i don't use but it still shows updates for them:

I rebooted my system multiple times since then but no luck. Is there any way to hide these?

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Subject says it all...
Just got some new dell laptops for the kids that were preinstalled with McAfee and a number of other bits of software that we don't need on them. 
 
I initialized each laptop and the first account was an admin so I uninstalled what I wanted before creating any new profiles.  Everything went smoothly with the uninstalls.  Then I created and logged into the new profile;  all the softare I removed was back.  
 
I have used software like Decrap, Revo and MCPR for problem uninstalls in the past but I wanted to check in since I don't have any experience with Win8 and this symptom is somewhat different.   There were no errors or anything and I don't know how this is being handled by windows 8 on a Dell - When I created the new profile the laptop spent some time "installing programs"  so I don't know if there something more I have to do to prevent these apps from coming back when I create new profiles.
 
Thanks in advance.
 
 

A:Dell Laptop with Windows 8 - uninstalled apps re-appear for new profiles

Welcome to BC !
 
Use CCleaner to remove Temporary files, program caches, cookies, logs, etc. Use the Default settings. No need to use the
Registry Cleaning Tool...risky. Pay close attention while installing and UNcheck offers of toolbars.
You may see Google Tool Bar being offered.
CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download
 
Run CCleaner by opening it and clicking on Run Cleaner button in the bottom right hand corner.
Then click on Tools and choose Uninstall. You can copy and paste that list of installed programs in your
next post by clicking on the button in the bottom right corner.
Now click on Startups. There you will see Windows Startups, Browser startups and Tasks. Again, post the lists of
startups for each.
 
Adware is often found on new computers...imagine that.
 
Double-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).
Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.
Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.
Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.
If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downlo... Read more

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I uninstalled a prgm using its uninstaller but it still appears in the add/remove program list and in my program list accessed from START button. The prgm was definatley uninstalled can't be run and is completely gone from my system. I'm using XP Home.
 

A:remove uninstalled prgms from add/remove list

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Hi there

If you wish to create easily custom desktop Icons from images captured then you can use the LAST FREE VERSION of ICOFX (It Used to be freeware - everybody seems to be trying to Monetise every possible item now -but the last FREE version is still available and the paid version doesn't really have much to offer if you just want to create ICONS).

Last Freeware version: DiskDigger, Amic Email Backup, Mystic Thumbs, IcoFX, phpDesigner, Xinorbis

@Brink - I added a question in your tutorial about How to create the ICONS for Metro apps as you used Custom ZIP one in your example -- perhaps you could delete the remark or refer to the above program which does it easily

1) For Metro simply open the tile and press PRT SCREEN before the application starts
2) Paste to ms WORD / WORDPAD (Standard comes with Windows enter WORDPAD in the Start box)
3) Use Snipping tool to select a reasonable rectangle of the ICON and save as PNG file
4) Import into the ICOFX program - Will create Icon for you
5) Save as .ICO file
6) Now ready to use in Windows.
Cheers
jimbo

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I used to have .avi files open with BSPlayer, but now I have set it to always use Media Player Classic. I uninstalled BSPlayer and yet, its icon is associated with all .avi files.

Is there a way I can fix this so that the icons show the Media Player Classic icon next to the filename instead?
 

A:icons of uninstalled programs

Open my computer...view folder options file types......remove your avi file next time you go to open one it will ask you what program to open with ..choose wmp
 

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I uninstalled the skinpacks HUD theme correctly. But the icons of the folder are still same. I am changing to new themes but icons remain as it is?
Most welcome, if any help is available regarding it !

A:Uninstalled Skinpacks HUD but folder icons are still same

I got the answer and sharing it for future-

open cmd in run as administrator
type: Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
and press enter

open cmd again in administrator mode
type: sfc /scannow

reboot your pc

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Good Afternoon,For the last two weeks I have been receiving error messages when I try to open or run programs.  Specifically, I get something like this: kpm.exe - Application ErrorThe application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000005).  Click OKto close the app. I have run my antivirus (Kaspersky Total Security--always updated) full scan, run CCLeaner (clean only, no registry eval); run Malwarebytes, Rkill, and even backed-up and restored my computer...to no avail.  By the way, I had to run all of these security apps (except Kaspersky) in Safe Mode, otherwise they would not work.  None of these modalities have found any malware, viruses or other bad stuff. Safe Mode is the only way I could run FRST to collect the requested data.  I also completed the steps suggested on your "Preparation" page regarding sluggish systems not related to Malware.  I have also run elevated Command Prompts to chkdsk and sfc /scannow I should let you know that the days preceding the emergence of the error message had been eventful.  On Saturday Jan 30th we had Verizon install WiFi and FIOS services.  That eve I installed a Netgear a6210 adaptor so that I could take advantage of my brand new dual frequency 2.4/5G capable router.  I had some difficulty installing the Netgear software with the disk provided, but I did get it installed.  It was the following day, 1/31, that I started getting the multiple iterations of this er... Read more

A:Applications Error...apps will not run

Greetings Pcnot and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary.If you would allow me to call you by your first name I would prefer to do that.===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met. Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance.Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter problems s... Read more

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Hello,

I installed a theme a few months ago but decided to remove it after a week or so.
The theme changed many things including the folder icons.
Now that I have removed the theme the folders haven't gone back to default Windows 7 ones.

Is there any way to get the default ones back?
Also I can't do a system restore.

Another thing I noticed was on one folder size it shows as the theme version but on a different zoom level it goes back to default.



Thanks a lot
Jack

A:Uninstalled theme but folder icons have stayed

Do Option 2 of this tutorial SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker it will not harm any data or programs you have installed it will try to find and repair any corrupt system files that you have. You may need to do this up to 3 times with a reboot after each scan.

Then do Icon Cache - Rebuild and reboot.

Jerry

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Some of these notification icons are programs I don't even have anymore. How do I get rid of them?

A:Uninstalled programs still have notification area icons?

Hello Belatryx,

Resetting your notification area icons may be able to help fix this for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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3478 UDP (outbound) is being used by two applications. (Steam's P2P networking + Destiny's P2P)

Whenever I load my server list on ARMA 3, I get kicked from Destiny's servers.

How do I allow both my Steam P2P and Destiny P2P to work on the same IP?
 

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Cannot Load Several Applications and Some Apps Not Fully FunctioningBiggest Problems:1. Cannot get into Firefox (my browser of choice) and other applications. Got the following message: Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permission to access the item.2. I can get into Internet Explorer 8 7 and access web pages, but it will not let me log into username / password sites that I have been using.Other Observations / Problems:1. I can open .txt .rtf documents.2. In IE8, when I click on links to go to sub-pages or hit open in new tab / window, sometimes it will take me to the destination page and sometimes it will loop me back to the original page.3. On my desktop all of the icons are highlighted, but again some apps will launch and others will not.4. My CPU Usage has been running constantly at 100% but now it has run at 100%, but also run much lower like 40% or even as low as 8%. Background:1. I uninstalled Internet Explorer 7 yesterday using Revo Uninstaller, took a long time – 9 hours or so due to registry items. So I am assuming that something got deleted that should not. ETA: Weirdly IE7 is still loaded on my laptop.2. The computer is a Dell Latitude D610.

A:Cannot Load Several Applications and Some Apps Not Fully Functioning

Did you scan the system for virus? if not, you should do so. Boot computer into safemode with networking, download malbytewares and scan your system. Also throw in SuperAntispyware after malbytewares.

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I was going through my programs list, deleting programs I thought I didn't need when I uninstalled MSN. But now I see IE is gone from my desktop.

I think I like Safari better anyway, but I'm just wondering why IE would disappear like that and if I can recover the bookmarks I had in my IE toolbars.

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I don't know how this happened or when. One day I noticed that the calculator app stopped working. Then I checked others and most of the essential apps that windows comes with including Store app is not working.
These apps which are not working flashes their windows only to close immediately.
There was a desktop program I was using regularly, also stopped working. Here is the link: https://spritesheetpacker.codeplex.com/
I tried this tutorial: How to Uninstall Windows 10s Built-in Apps (and How to Reinstall Them)
Uninstalled some of the apps and reinstalled all of them. The only change is now there is an extra popup which says "This app can't open. See more infor in Store." Store is also not opening.
Please let me know if more information is needed. I am not using insider or anything. My windows is updated.
Event viewer shows an error.
ID: 5973
TEXT: "Activation of app Microsoft.WindowsCalculator_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App failed with error: The application cannot be started. Try reinstalling the application to fix the problem. See the Microsoft-Windows-TWinUI/Operational log for additional information."

A:Windows apps stopped working and also some desktop applications.

Hello, one of the best features of Win 10 (in my opinion) is the in-place repair install, which I suggest is the most straightforward approach. It is much faster if your Windows is installed on a SSD. Many times on this forum broken apps, start menu, task bar are reported. Feel free to search the forum.

It's a good idea to precede this by running
chkdsk C: /F
from an admin level (elevated) command prompt
(windows key +X, click command prompt (admin)

An In-place upgrade repair install will fix many things, but not those where the settings are not changed by the procedure.

For this you need an installation medium with the same base build as you have installed.
Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums
This will refresh Windows, after the manner of a Windows installation.
- all/most associations will be unchanged
- all your programs will be left installed
- you will lose any custom fonts
- you will lose any customised system icons
- you may need to re-establish your Wi-Fi connection
- you will need to redo Windows updates subsequent to the build you have used for the repair install
- Windows.old will be created
- system restore will be turned off- you should turn it on again and I recommend you manually schedule a daily restore point.
- you will need to redo any language downloads including the display language if you changed that)

This is one of the better features of Win10: as each major build comes out, that's your updated reference build, an... Read more

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Hello!

Sorry if this has been already asked, but it's kind of late and I'm tired, I don't want to go through all the threads. Just point me to the appropriate thread. Thanks.

My problem is that I set Media Player Classic for MP4, MPG, AVI, MKV and other formats and Windows Photo Viewer for JPG, PNG etc. The next day for some unknown reason I see these associated with Windows Video and Photo app instead! I right-slick on a MP4 files, select Open with->Choose Default app and set Windows Media Player Classic again for the millionth time. The next day I see the MP4 files associated with build-in Windows Video app! It drives me crazy! What's causing it? Any permanent solution? I usually leave my computer running with the monitor switched off when in work (so I can access it via TeamViewer), rarely restart, if that matters. For other details see my specs.

Thank you in advance!

A:Default video and photo applications keep changing to Windows apps

I would set the associations here: Control Panel\Programs\Default Programs\Set Associations

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Windows Task  Manager under Applications and  Processes the services or apps are jumping around including msconfig - startup programs.
 
Slow Adobe Programs
 
Generally Slow PC
 
Windows 7 64bit
SSD 256gb(Hogging programs/OS)
3TB Red Wester Digital (I know its slow)
 
Asus Maximus Extreme IV (socket 2011)
I7 3930k @ 4.5ghz vcore1.3
AMD Radeon Firepro w8000
32gb 1600mhz corsair dominator (Need for Computational fluid Dynamics - CAD - Video Rendering)
 
Anymore information ask
 
 
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5
Scan saved at 19:57:46, on 01/03/2014
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.16518)
FIREFOX: 25.0.1 (en-US)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\TabTip32.exe
C:\Users\J\Local Settings\Apps\F.lux\flux.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\HydraVision\HydraDM.exe
C:\Users\J\AppData\Roaming\29488ac.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\UWA\AAM Updates Notifier.exe
C:\Users\J\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
D:\Program Files (x86)\Logitech\LWS\Webcam Software\LWS.exe
C:\Users\J\AppData\Roaming\29488ac.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\notepad.exe
D:\Program Files (x86)\Postbox\postbox.exe
D:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hotspot Shield\bin\hsscp.exe
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Hi,please run a FRST scan to better diagnose your problem:Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.(If you are not sure which version (32-/64-bit) applies to your system, download and try to start both of them as just the right one will run.)Start FRST with administator privileges.Make sure the option Addition.txt is checked and press the Scan button.When finished, FRST will produce two logs (FRST.txt and Addition.txt) in the same directory the tool was run from.Please copy and paste these logs in your next reply.

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Is there a way to remove uninstalled Windows Updates from my pc? I presently these 3 updates hidden:

Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 10074 (2 instances)
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc - Other Hardware - AMD SMBus

I would like to remove them rather than hide them and risk the possibility of them getting installed. Is there a way to do this, or should I just let "sleeping dogs lie"?

A:Remove uninstalled Windows Updates from PC

If you haven't installed them, they haven't been downloaded, you could call them "Links" to the update. If you don't want them, keep them hidden, but you'll also have to watch out in the future, in case the priority changes. As far as the driver goes, The SM Bus controller is the System Management Bus Controller ... and your computer will run better if you find the right drivers for your motherboard .... The SM Bus Contoller's usually come as part of the Chipset Drivers you'll need to find the correct chipset of your motherboard at the manufacturers site of you can install from windows update. As I always tell people, Create a system image before updating drivers.

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Hello:

How does one remove remnants of a program that is already uninstalled and left behind components, folders and context menu selection.

Thank You.

A:how to remove remnants of program that is already uninstalled

There are a number of programs which can help you do this ... 
...I believe JunkwareRemovalTool is one of them, and you can find it in the resources here on BleepingComputer.
 
Cheers!
 
Jann

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I had frostwire installed but then I got a virus. I uninstalled frostwire and ran my anti virus and put the virus in the virus vault. I thought i was rid of the frostwire program but now everytime I try to download a torrent using Utorrent Frostwire shows up and takes over. I delete frostwire and folders from my start menu and clear my recycle bin. Frostwire is not in my add or remove programs or in my start menu after this but shows up when I try to download a torrent. I has never come back into add or remove programs but it continues to come back in my start menu. I do not know how to delete or get rid of this program.

A:How do I remove a program that has been uninstalled but keeps popping up

I downloaded STOPzilla and it found a trojan and a bunch of malware and spyware...My laptop is running very slwly now. I dont have the money to get a registration key for STOPzilla to remove the infections so I need to know what else I might be able to do to fix this problem. My computer is windows vista.

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Hello, I have a problem with the Event Viewer. I want to remove an event log of a program that is no longer there on my computer. For example in the Application and Services section of Event Viewer, TuneUp is there from TuneUp Utilities. I am unable to permanently delete this log. Any ideas?

A:remove event log of uninstalled program

I'm curious: why do you want to do this? I mean, it's just a log. Are you seeing new entries even after uninstalling TuneUp Utilities?

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Hi ExpertsI had installed TheGreenBow IPSec VPN Client on my laptop, then I uninstalled by using a utility called Revo Uninstaller.Then I used a utility from TheGeenBow website to clean completely leftover as belowhttp://www.thegreenbow.com/vpn_faq.htmlI cannot uninstall IPSec VPN Client softwareProblem: I cannot uninstall IPSec VPN Client software, it always asks to first uninstall the previous version.Solution: You can use our tool to clean the remaining components of IPSec VPN Client software.But whenever I installed a fresh copy a message pops up :you have a previous version ,,,,etcIs there any other utility helps me to clean a leftover registry for an uninstalled program ??Thanks

A:Remove leftover registry for uninstalled program

If you had a paid version then you need to contact their supporthttp://www.thegreenbow.com/support.htmlIf you are trying to reinstall the 30 day evaluation version then you need to buy the program.

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I recently got a new computer with Windows 7 (64-bit version). I have been unable to get the software for my HP Photosmart Plus B-209 printer install. It would partially install and and then Windows installer would crash. I couldn't get the HP uninstaller to work. I did a system restore to a pre-installation (I think) but still have remnants of the HP printer software scattered throughout the registry. The HP printer installation program wants to uninstall all HP components before running again, but is unable to do so.

I have now installed all my other software twice (very time-consuming and would rather not have to go through it again. Is there any way out of this mess without doing a clean install"
 

A:Solved: How do I remove remnants of uninstalled software?

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Hi Experts

I had installed TheGreenBow IPSec VPN Client on my laptop, then I uninstalled by using a utility called Revo Uninstaller.

Then I used a utility from TheGeenBow website to clean completely leftover as below
http://www.thegreenbow.com/vpn_faq.html
I cannot uninstall IPSec VPN Client software
Problem: I cannot uninstall IPSec VPN Client software, it always asks to first uninstall the previous version.
Solution: You can use our tool to clean the remaining components of IPSec VPN Client software.Click to expand...

But whenever I installed a fresh copy a message pops up :

you have a previous version ,,,,etc

Is there any other utility helps me to clean a leftover registry for an uninstalled program ??

Thanks
 

A:Remove leftover registry for uninstalled program

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I have several old 16-bit applications that I still need to run on Windows 7. While they seem to run fine using the XP compatibility mode, there are no icons for the 16-bit apps.

The "Change Icon" button in the program properties says "There are no icons in...".

Is there any way to get Win7 to show the program icons for the old 16-bit apps?

Thanks,

Anthony
 

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​Hi, can someone say if there is any way to delete:
1 Microsoft.BioEnrollment
2 Microsoft.AAD.BrokerPlugin
3 Microsoft.Windows.CloudExperienceHost
4 windows.immersivecontrolpanel
5 Microsoft.LockApp
6 Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge
7 Microsoft.PPIProjection
8 Microsoft.Windows.Apprep.ChxApp
9 Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager
10 Microsoft.Windows.ParentalControls
11 Microsoft.Windows.SecondaryTileExperience
12 Microsoft.XboxGameCallableUI
13 Windows.ContactSupport
14 Windows.MiracastView
15 Windows.PrintDialog
16 Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost
17 Microsoft.AccountsControl

I've tried also manually and also the following 3 scripts, but still no result.

remove-default-apps
https://github.com/W4RH4WK/Debloat-W...fault-apps.ps1

RemoveWindowsStoreApp.ps1
https://github.com/dwj7738/My-Powers...wsStoreApp.ps1

reclaimWindows10.ps1
https://gist.github.com/alirobe/7f3b34ad89a159e6daa1

Even one of the scripts says:

# apps which cannot be removed using Remove-AppxPackage
#"Microsoft.BioEnrollment"
#"Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge"
#"Microsoft.Windows.Cortana"
#"Microsoft.WindowsFeedback"
#"Microsoft.XboxGameCallableUI"
#"Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider"
#"Windows.ContactSupport"

Also tried to untag them, still no result.

Sincerely.

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My laptop came with Microsft Works 8, and yesterday I decided as I never used it I would uninstall it. Now, it kept coming up with an error, saying I needed the installation CD to complete the uninstallation, wich I didn't have. So, I searched about, came across a few threads with the same problem.

There were a couple of suggestions of 3rd party software to use, and I used something called Powertools, and it got rid of it. The Works folder is no longer in Program files, and I belive the 230MB has been freed!

However, in add/remove programs, the icon for Microsoft works is still there. I've done some searching for this problem as well, and I'm always coming across

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314481

However, I've looked in the place it tells me to look, and ive triple checked, and there is no entry there for Works.

So, any ideas how I can get rid of this icon? (Which is bugging me way more than it should =P)

Btw, clicking the icon in add/remove does nothing, as does pressing delete/backspace etc.

A:I uninstalled a program, but the icon remains in Add/Remove programs.

Try running the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility which can be downloaded here http://download.microsoft.com/download/e/9/d/e9d80355-7ab4-45b8-80e8-983a48d5e1bd/msicuu2.exe

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Greetings.
I had some time ago installed Cyberlinks PowerDVD, but not anymore. I have uninstalled it, clearet reg.database, temp-files aso, but I still get the choise to "Play with Cyberlink PowerDVD 13" when rightclick on a .jpg, .avi, .mpg and more.

How do I edit the context menu for media-files, so I don't have the PowerDVD option there anymore?

TIA

A:Context Menu -> Remove item (uninstalled program)

Hello Burgurne,

The free program ShellMenuView may help make removing this context menu item easier.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I did a stupid thing- installed a "free" program then realized they were going to charge me to actually use it, so I immediately uninstalled it but have discovered there is a notification icon left that I would like to uninstall as well but cannot figure out how to do so. Would really appreciate any help. Am including some computer specs.
Thx- you guys are the best!

HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC

Operating System
MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
CPU
AMD Turion II M500 49 C
Caspian 45nm Technology
RAM
6.0GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 399MHz (6-6-6-18)
Motherboard
Quanta 3635 (Socket S1G3)
 

A:How do I remove notification icon that stayed after program was uninstalled?

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Hello,
I'm new to this forum, and am hoping I'm posting in the correct forum.
I'd like to remove files in the registry of programs that I've uninstalled.

I was under the impression taht when I uninstalled a program, it was
completely off my computer.

I can search old programs files in the regisrty, but would like to get
rid of these files without damaging the registry (and my computer)!

I tried using search, but kept getting a "fatal error" message.

Many thanks,
Rick

A:[SOLVED] Remove registry files of uninstalled software

the best thing you can use when you uninstall programs is a program like Revo uninstaller its free and it gives you the option of uninstalling all associated files and registry entries.

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By mistake my icons for all different applications and programs have been changed into same looking icons. How can I restore back icons for all programs to their own original ones? Re-installing all those many applications is not possible, so please help me. I think may be all icons for the .exe files and shortcuts to them have been changed. Is is so? I tried to refresh icons using tuneup styler but it didn't work .Please help me find a solution to these.

A:Icons of all applications are lost?

Worth a look, http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproui/thread/bea47202-d869-4155-8c8f-2a5b8bd7be1d/ .

Louis

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I have a problem with any saved htm/html pages on my computer, the icon shows as the default application icon (see attached file), any shortcuts show fine, with the E logo, and the IE icons on the quicklaunch/desktop/start menu all work fine. If I go into file types and change the icon, the screen refreshes, flicks to the generic windows icon then resets to the application icon again, the only way i've managed to show the E logo was to delete the listings for HTM and HTML files and create them again manually, but this causes problems with some programs, saying there is no registered browser. I've previousl had a problem where all my desktop icons had the E logo over the top of the correct icon, that was fixed a while ago, but I don't know if they are related problems, I've only just noticed the incorrect icons (I don't know if they screwed up when I fixed the other problem) and now I've noticed it, it's bugging me!

Any help will be appreciated.
Herc.

A:IE icons showing as applications

Welcome C_130_Herc

Download TweakUI.exe for XP Available here. After installation look thru the menu tabs til you find repair icons and give that a shot...........:D

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