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uninstalling usb device :wireless MSN adapter on a Windows 98 machine and reinstalling

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I purchased a Wireless USB adapter MN510(for linking into my G network, I already have a router that works fine with 2 other computers) and tried to install it.
(on a Sony Vaio machine with Win 98 which otherwise also works perfectly).

The installation didn`t work because it wanted to install plug and play and didn`t complete the installation.(I don`t know why because I`ve installed other USB devices and haven`t encountered this problem before)

Unaware of this noncompletion I plugged in the adapter and of course it failed, now I uninstalled the software but can`t uninstall the hardware (USB adapter) in order to start again.

How do I uninstall it. I`ve uninstalled devices in Win2000 with ease, but here it seems more complicated. The disk doesn`t have any uninstall.

I have the Win 98 SE full install disk.

Thanks

Nelson
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Hi nelson,
     Under win98 you can uninstall programs (if they don't have any uninstall link) by acessing control panel -> add/remove programs and then selecting the unwanted software and click on "uninstall" button. The problem with incomplete installs is that it might not be listed there, so you'll have to enter the registry (start->run->regedit)
Once the registry editor opened (careful not to delete/modify anything you're not sure about) , click on "search" (or F3 shortcut key) and then try finding anything related to that software and delete the whole key. Again, be careful NOT TO DELETE ANYTHING ELSE as you might grant your windows unworkable.
If you need to remove some hardware device, right click on "my computer" -> propreties and there you should find "device manager". Here you can remove any hardware component.

if any further  question, just ask.

Kronos
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