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Ok i have a Sony Vaio laptop which my grandson as used and loaded a Sims game onto it, it's taking up 350,000mb when i try to remove it using the conventional ADD/Remove programs through the Control panel i get a message saying the uninstall shield as been corrupted and uninstall can not be done.

 

The laptop is running XP Home edition

 

I need to get this programme off the computer to release HD capacity

 

Is there any alternatives to get it removed ?

 

Any help appreciated please

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try using microsoft windows cleanup utility

 

if that fails then reinstall t the sims game and try to uninstall it

once you uninstall it go to my computer in your start menu

on c:drive right click and open it

open program files and look for folder related to game

if you see it remove it by deleteing it

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301

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try using microsoft windows cleanup utility

 

if that fails then reinstall t the sims game and try to uninstall it

once you uninstall it go to my computer in your start menu

on c:drive right click and open it

open program files and look for folder related to game

if you see it remove it by deleteing it

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301

 

 

Thanks all will try downloading unlocker programme later today, i will report back on the results, reinstalling the game is not an option i've tried that and because the game is already installed and because i have little HD space left it's a no no

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Reinstalling Sims will only install over the existing copy (as long as it's the same version) hence no additional disk space will be required. By reinstalling it you may repair whatever is damaged so that uninstall will work correctly.

 

 

That is if no other method is successful... :cr@sh: -kd5-

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That problem is often related to registry errors. It's always good to have a utility on hand to keep your drive and registry in clean, properly ordered condition. This will not only help prevent software errors, but improve performance noticably.

 

You can manually delete the files via your command prompt, and then run a registry cleanup for those stubborn corrupted install files.

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I'd also check to see if the program starts during Boot Up. If a program is running, it wont let you uninstall it.

 

Click start menu>Run>type in msconfig, and hit Enter>in the pop up window click the tab StartUp>and then look for any program that is associated with Sims, and uncheck it, then reboot, and try to uninstall it again.

 

Just a thought!

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You didn't say which version of the Sims but you can find manual uninstall instructions for each version here,

 

http://support.ea.com/cgi-bin/ea.cfg/php/e...amp;p_redirect=

 

If the link doesn't work properly go here,

 

http://support.ea.com/cgi-bin/ea.cfg/php/e...?p_sid=fukaYc5j

 

and type "uninstall sims" in the search box.

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