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How do i delete things in the add/remove program?
I keep trying and it keeps telling me bad path.
My d drive is also reading full and i have nothing in it.  How do i clean up my system to free up space?
Thank you for the help.
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Vtach,
An easy way to remove those unwanted items is to download a nice Windows utility called Tweak UI. This will allow you to remove those items without having to go in the Registry. To download Tweak UI, go to

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/software/powertoy.htm.

If you do not wish to download Tweak UI or are unable to, there is another alternative. This is by going into the Windows Registry. We recommend having a backup before editing the Registry. Open Windows Registry by:

Select Start > Run and type regedit and click OK.
Double-click on the following folders in this order:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Uninstall.

Under the Uninstall key, find the items that you want to delete. Right-click on them and click Delete to get rid of them. Click Yes if you are sure you want to delete them, and repeat until you are finished. When finished, close the Registry.

Best wishes, war1
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To clean system to free up system, delete temporary files. Open My Computer. Right click on D drive. Select Properties > Disk Cleanup.

Look for data files and move them to another drive or put them on CDs.
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Oops! Microsoft no longer carries TweakUI. You can get TweakUI at CNET www.download.com
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by:vtach
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Thanks so much war1, it work like a charm!  :)

Thanks for a quick response that was GREAT!
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Vtach,
   Glad your problem is solved. Witch method did you used, TweakUI or the registry edit?

Best wishes, war1
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I tried Tweak UI and i could not get it to work.  So i used the regedit.  :)  it worked and most of the items came out.  So what if i deleted some of the things that were not under unistall???  My sisters computer had really old stuff in it and i think it is slowing things down.  I check her performance, cleared cookies, history, temp files.
Then i did a defragment and  she still has the D drive showing full.  It is really weird, it's her D drive and there is no cd in it....how can it be full?  I am thinking of just cleaning up the whole system and reinstalling Win98 again.  What do you think?  Thanks so much again.  :)
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Greetings, vtach!
> >So what if I deleted some of the things that were not under unistall???

If you did, you just go into the folder where the program is located. There is usually a Uninstall or Unwise icon there for you to uninstall when ready.

>> she still has the D drive showing full.

Where are you looking to see "full"? Maybe it is showing the amount of free space?

Best wishes, war1
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HiYa War1,

Nope the D drive is showing used space.  I check it a few times and i even put in a CD and then it reads 614mb being used.  This is really weird but wouldn't that be a cause for her system to be running slow.  I am looking under MY computer/d-drive properties.  Thanks for helping me out again.  :)
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You may also want to check for spyware and viruses

SpyBot [freeware]
S&D searches your harddisk for so-called spy- or adbots;
http://security.kolla.de/

AVG 6.0 Anti Virus [freeware]
http://www.grisoft.com

Programs running the background could also be slowing the computer down. Type in msconfig in the run box. Look at the Startup programs and uncheck the ones that are not necessary. Don't delete System Tray and Scan Registry.
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