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How to clear junky app from add and remove

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Run the Registry Editor (REGEDIT).
Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\ Microsoft\ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Uninstall, and remove any unwanted subkeys under "Uninstall."

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How to Remove Unwanted Programs from my Computer?

For a Windows computer:
Win7: Open Start - Control Panel - Remove a program. Select the program you want to remove and click remove.
Win 10: To uninstall programs, to go Settings.
  • On the Start menu select Settings.
  • Select System > Apps & features.
  • Select the program, and then select Uninstall. Some apps built in to Windows can't be uninstalled.
  • Follow the directions on the screen.

    Good Luck,

    Oct 18, 2016 | PC Desktops


    Windows XP Tweaks

    Services to turn off:
    Application Management
    Automatic Updates
    Distributed Link Tracking Client
    Error Reporting Service
    Fast User Switching Compatibility
    Portable Media Serial Number Service
    Remote Registry
    Routing and Remote Access
    Task Scheduler
    TPC/IP NetBIOS Helper
    Uninterruptible Power Supply

    Change "Recycle Bin" size to 1%

    Registry Hacks:

    Auto Sort Start Menu
    Go to Edit/Permissions, click Advanced, clear the "Inherit From Parent" check box, click Copy from the dialog box, click OK and then clear the "Full Control" for your account and now Windows will autp sort the start menu, but you can still do it too

    Disable User Tracking
    Add or Edit DWORD = NoInstrumentation, Value = 1
    Disables Windows user tracking; better performance, much better privacy

    Cache Thumbnails
    Add or Edit DWORD = DisableThumbnailCache, Value = 1
    Disables thumbnails in Windows, saving hard drive space

    Kill Chrashed Apps Quicker
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop
    Add or Edit Sring = HungAppTimeout, Value = 1000-5000
    Cuts time for Windows to recongize a crashed application and allow you to kill it; default is 5000(for 5 seconds)

    Faster Start Menu
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop
    Add or Edit Sring = MenuShowDelay, Value = 0 - 400
    Changes the delay that for Windows to show a menu in the start menu; value is in ms

    Network Intelligently
    Add or Edit String = DisableTaskOffload, Value = 1
    Frees processor from doing network-card work

    Browse the Network Faster
    Delete subkeys {2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D} and {D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF}
    Speeds up network browsing of old Windows machines on the LAN by ignoring their scheduled tasks and printers

    Remove Compression Option In Disk Cleanup
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Compress old files
    Delete the Default Value Key and the next time you start Disk Cleanup, it will skip the compression analyisis

    on Dec 19, 2009 | PC Desktops

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    Uninstall Apps from IPAD that are not user friendly or no longer useful~~games, utility ,processing apps

    Basic: How to delete an iOS app or game from your iPad or iPhone
    Okay, let's start with the basic deletion process. (This is for the beginners. If you know how this works, skip ahead to the next step.)
    Start your iPhone or iPad and go to the Home screen (press the Home button below the screen, or touch all five fingers to the screen and draw them inwards like a claw.) Find the icon for the app you want to delete, and press and hold it for a few seconds. It (and all the other icons on the screen) will start to wobble gently, and a small cross will appear in a grey circle by each. Tap the cross, then confirm you want to delete the app.

    How to delete an iOS app from iTunes on your Mac
    If you sync your iPhone or iPad with a Mac on a regular basis, you'll need to remove the app from the Mac too. Open iTunes, make sure you're in the library section (if you're in the iTunes Store, click on Library at the top right of the screen), then select Apps from the dropdown menu at the top left. Find the icon of the app you want rid of, right-click it and select Delete.

    To get rid of any other pre-installed app is rather impossible, because apple does not allow that, but a workaround may be to move the unwanted icons to a map you might call for instance "apple stuff".
    To organise apps into folders, press and hold the icon for one of them until it starts wobbling, then drag it on to the second app you want to be in the folder. iOS will automatically generate a title for the folder based on the apps' descriptions, but if you tap this name you can rename it into "apple stuff".
    Place this map on a screen very much to the right and you might almost forget it is there.

    If you still want to free up more space, have a look here:
    How to Free Up Space on an iPhone or iPad

    Good luck !!

    Oct 20, 2014 | PC Desktops

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    How do I remove unwanted add ons, especially this live aquarium I have which seems to interfere with Outlook settings?? Now I cannot send...hmm

    add on's can usually be removed through the add remove programs. I am assuming you are using windows, therefore in your control panel, go to add remove programs and locate the program you wish to uninstall. If this is a browser issue such as IE then you can locate your plug in's through settings and remove or disable them from there.

    Hope this helps

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    Home page is slow to come up, and computer is slow when changing programs.

    There are lots of things you can do to help your computer to run faster. 1. Use the tools in Internet explorer to clear out your temporary internet files. 2. Use Disk Cleanup in system tools to clear old files. 3. Go to control panel, add/remove programs and uninstall any programs you no longer use or want. 4. Download a free registry scanner and run it regularly. 5. Run the Disk Defragmenter in system tools from time to time. 6.(For advanced users) Use the msconfig program to remove unwanted startup programs. I hope that these things help you.

    Jul 27, 2010 | Dell Dimension E510 PC Desktop

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    How do I increase the speed?

    there are several ways to increase your computer's speed.
    first, find out best anti-virus for your system
    second, use (or upgrade =increase your ram size )more then 512 mb ram
    third, stop unwanted application on taskbar
    fourth, find out these applications which are start with windows and then stop it.
    fifth, remove unwanted file from c drive which is usualy we keep for operating system drive, make sure it has enough space or make your drive bigger , at least 20 gb for c
    sixth, remove unwanted program from your computer(controlpanel>add remove program)
    seventh, scan your computer at leat 5 to 7 days (every week)
    last, open only two or three apps at a time if you want, don't open unnecesorry at time, close all these if u don;t need it.
    now if you try above things and even after these efforts you need to use new pc.

    Jul 10, 2010 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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    How can I make my computer run faster?

    1) Download a programme called Ccleaner from and clear out all the garbage on your HDD.

    2) Take the cover off and clear out all the dust that has accumulated.

    3) Add more RAM. (Check compatibility)

    4) Higher spec CPU. (Check compatibility)

    Apr 25, 2010 | Dell Dimension 5150 (DIM515MIN) PC Desktop

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    How do I uninstall a program from my computer?

    follow these easy steps:
    1)open my computer
    2)click on Add and Remove Programs ,wait till is loaded then select your program that you want to uninstal and click Remove. 

    Dec 22, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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    Pc hang when booting

    go to start>run>msconfig>start up and deselect unwanted apps and use ur own start up mode.
    for a better solution remove unwanted apps from ur pc

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    HP Pavilion Slimline S3100n keeps shutting down to powersave

    It may be a virus or trogan problem. DO clear the Internet explorer cache and browsing history. remove all unwanted programs using add remove programs. please reply to me if u can solve with thos solutions

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