old SmartSDR uninstall msg missing

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Getting ready for Windows 10 and uninstalling all versions of SmartSDR and it's components. I have 3 old versions that will NOT uninstall. I get an Error message saying, "...uninst000.msg is missing."

Can I just delete the folders/files under Program Files, or do I need to correct the problem and use the Control Panel Programs and Features to uninstall?  To correct the problem, where / how would I generate a uninst000.msg file?

If I just delete the folders/files, the entries will still be in the Programs and Features Control Panel.

How best to handle this?

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Bill - K7UOP

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Al K0VM, Elmer

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Bill,
  This may seem a step backwards...
  First of all.. Reboot the PC and try the uninstall again... If still no joy...
  Try reinstalling the old version that produced the missing message, Reboot the PC and then try the uninstall.

AL, K0VM
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Bill - K7UOP

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Makes sense Al.  Unfortunately the installers are not available for the versions in question (v1.1.3, v1.1.0, and Beta_v1.0.24).   :(

Guess I'm a hoarder of old programs. :)

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Steve W6SDM

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The method I use is a bit more complex but it's foolproof.  I use a utility called CCleaner, the free version.  First, delete the program folders.  Then run the registry cleaner in CCleaner.  It will remove all references to the programs that you deleted.  You may have to run the registry cleaner more than once because of interdependencies.  It will show you the entries that are being deleted.

Once everything is gone, install a new, clean copy of SmartSDR.

I have used CCleaner with every version of WIndows that I have had over the past several years and never had a problem with it.  It also cleans the Internet cache and a few other things.  There are other registry cleaners out there that I can't vouch for.
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Bill - K7UOP

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Followed your suggestion. The free CCleaner did the trick. Thanks Steve!