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Removing AOL

Posted on 2002-06-30
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hi experts,

i have some bad files that are screwing up my AOL. i want to remove this and reinstall but when i go to my control panel and add remove programs when i click AOL i get a message that say "demo version only run on the computer they were set up on" and i dont get an option to remove. Is there any other way?
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by:hewittg
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Some info here.  You can remove the registry keys that deal with AOL and delete the directories.

Glenn

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q298499
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by:rayt333
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If you are wanting to reinstall it then why can't you install it over top of the current install? This should replace any missing or corupted files.
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by:rralph
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i tried that but it didn't work, so aol suggested removing the first copy going into the registry did not delete it. My aol connects fine but i cannot view a web page but either typing it in or clicking on a link, can this be a problem with internet explorer (although my internet explorer is working fine)
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Are you sure it is the AOL software?
Do you have any kind of firewall software running? like zone alarm maybe? if so do you have it configured correctly for AOL?

Actually I believe this to be a problem area that AOL needs to handle and not here. The AOL software makes many changes to your computer and is a program I do not allow on my main computer, I have installed it on another computer just to try it out and within 2 days I was doing a format and a clean install of the OS.

Call AOL and ask for a second level tech, the first ones you speak to usally are only reading a troubleshooting guide before they pass you up to a higher level tech that may actually know something helpful.
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by:LRI41
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I would suggest going into the program folder and opening
up the AOL Folder and look for an uninstall exe in there and double click on it.
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by:rralph
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thanks for your help....problem resovled
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by:LRI41
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Mayby I am mistaken, but I thought the purpose
of thiw  site is not only to help others, but
also, to learn something.  What was the fix???

LRI41
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