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You should always remove and uninstall programs from your PC that you are not using. It could be beneficial to your computer's productivity and functioning to free up space. You run the risk of running out of space on your computer if you add too many programs without uninstalling some. It is a relatively easy process, but you should be sure you are not removing a program that is necessary to the operation of your computer.
Click "Start" and select "Programs." Click "Control Panel" and "Programs" and "Programs and Features." Browse the list of programs on your computer and select one that you want to remove. Click "Uninstall." You may be prompted for permission from the administrator to remove the program. Enter the administrator password or confirmation if necessary. Check the properties of the program if it is not listed in "Programs." You can do this by right-clicking on the program desktop icon and selecting "Properties." Check to see if the program is compatible with the version of Windows that you are using. Click "Start" and "Run," to manually remove the programs if the uninstall option does not completely uninstall the program. Type "Regedt32" in the box and click "OK." Locate the "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall" registry key and click "Export" under the "File" tab. Click "Desktop" on the "Export Registry File" dialog box. Type "Uninstall" in the "File Name" box and select "Save." The left panel of the Registry Editor will display the programs that are currently installed. Right-click the key in the left panel of the Registry Editor window. Click "Delete." Click "Yes" when you are asked to confirm deletion of the program. Click the "File" menu and select "Exit." This will exit the Registry Editor. Click "Start" and "Control Panel" and click "Add or Remove Programs." Confirm that the program is no longer listed here. also you might need to do this if its linked to your search provider
Create the menu tab on your homepage right click in the top toolbar you should see a number of toolbar options select the menu tab which will add File Edit View Favorites Tools and Help Click on the tools at the bottom of the drop down list will be internet options or Click start control panel internet options you will see a home page box To Create Page Tabs type each adress on its own line (type in google.com) or your preferred home page and browser below that will be change search defaults click on settings you will see all search Providers Toolbar extensions and Accelerators you have have if don't need any of them you can disable or remove them
or if its an icon just right click on it select delete
There are some steps which you can try to boost your Windows XP PC/Laptop's speed & performance:
1) Removing Startup items
Click Start, point to Programs, click
Startup, and then right-click each item in Startup and
Delete. Your Startup folder should be empty
2) Remove unnecessary programs from Add & remove programs list
Click Start, point to Settings, and
Double-click Add or Remove Programs icon.
Scroll through the list of installed programs, and remove the
one you don’t need. Be sure about the programs those you don't need.
3) Setting PC/Laptop for best performance
Right-click My Computer and select Properties. Switch to Advanced tab and click the Settings button under
Performance subsection. Performance Options window will open.
Select Adjust For Best Performance option and
click OK button.
This may degrade the looks but will increase the performance of PC/Laptop.
4) Right-click My Computer and select Manage. Computer Management window will open. Maximize Computer Management window.
Click plus sign next to Services and
click Services, and switch to Standard tab on the right.
Disable the following services one by one:
Background Intelligent Transfer Service
Error Reporting Service
Fast User Switching Compatibility Help and Support (switch to Manual)
NetMeeting Remote Desktop Sharing
Performance Logs and Alerts
Remote Desktop Help Session Manager
WebClient Wireless Zero Configuration (don’t disable
wireless network/Internet connection)
To disable the service, search the service name in the list of services & double-click on it. Change Startup Type for the service, selecting Disabled from Startup
type dropdown box and clicking OK button.
Restart the computer.
5) Run CCleaner regularly.
Download CCleaner application from here. Install it.
Run it time to time to run your PC smoothly.
6) Defragment hard drive (may take up to 30
minutes or more than that)
Click Start, select Programs,
Accessories, System Tools, and click Disk Defragmenter.
When Disk Defragmenter window opens, select a
the top portion of the window, and click Defragment button.
Go to add/remove programs, to uninstall, Find messenger. When you try to uninstall messenger it will/should give you a "Repair" option, do that first. If that doesn't work, try a download of the latest version and try to install that. Else try link below.
First download and install revo uninstaller from this website:
next after you install it you will see Nero 9 in that and just click on it and then click on Uninstall at the top click next the applications uninstaller will begin then you need to uninstall it.If it says that it cannot be uninstalled or says that dll was not found cancel it and then on revo uninstall again click on next it will scan for registry files then you need to check all bolded registry items and then click on delete.Make sure you only tick bolded items dont remove then ones which are not bolded this will crash your pc.
After you are done with that then it will scan for left orver files and you need to click on slect all and then click on delete.Thats all you will be able to reinstall Nero;
hi jay, so the program still in your add/remove program ?. or the program still in your harddisk ?. if the program has been removed from add/remove program but the program still in your dekstop or your program files, just delete it.