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stimpy
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Uninstall issue

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Last year I bought a new computer.
It came with a 240 GB SSD that had Window 10 Home on it and a 2 TB HDD that I loaded a lot of my games and such on.
The SSD crapped out on me. I got a new one and reloaded Windows on it. But now all of the items that were in the control panel under "Uninstall a program" are gone.
Is there any way to recover them?
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Re: Uninstall issue

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When you say you reloaded Windows on the new drive, that means a fresh install, right? The old drive is totally inoperable? Do you have it backed up anywhere? If it is Yes, Yes, No, then I think you are stuck reinstalling all those programs on your own.
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Re: Uninstall issue

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stessier wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:16 pm
When you say you reloaded Windows on the new drive, that means a fresh install, right? The old drive is totally inoperable? Do you have it backed up anywhere? If it is Yes, Yes, No, then I think you are stuck reinstalling all those programs on your own.
It is indeed Yes, Yes, No.
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If your original Windows registry is toast, all of your "Add or Remove Programs" information went with it. So you'll need to use to something like Revo Uninstaller instead.
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stimpy
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Re: Uninstall issue

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Anonymous Bosch wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:16 pm
If your original Windows registry is toast, all of your "Add or Remove Programs" information went with it. So you'll need to use to something like Revo Uninstaller instead.
That looks like what I may need. Thanks.
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