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Chapter 7. Installing and Uninstalling P... > The Bum's Rush: Uninstalling a Progr... - Pg. 80

Installing and Uninstalling Programs and Devices 1. 2. 3. 4. 80 5. 6. 7. Select Start, Settings, Control Panel. Click the Add or Remove Programs icon. Click the Add/Remove Windows Components link to once again meet up with the Windows Components Wizard. Deactivate the check boxes for the components you want to blow away. For multiprogram components, click Details to see the individual programs, deactivate the check boxes for those you want to nuke, and then click OK to return the Windows Setup tab. Click Next. Windows XP removes the components you specified without further delay. Click Finish. Depending on the components you removed, Windows XP may ask to restart your computer. If so, click Yes to make it happen. Giving a Program the Heave-Ho If you have a Windows application that has worn out its welcome, this section shows you a couple of methods for uninstalling the darn thing so that it's out of your life forever. The good news is that Windows XP has a feature that enables you to vaporize any application with a simple click of the mouse. The bad news is that this feature is only available for some programs. To check whether it's available for your program, follow these steps: 1. 2. 3. Display the Control Panel by selecting Start, Control Panel, and then click the Add or Remove Programs icon. Make sure that the Change or Remove Programs link is active. As shown in Figure 7.3, the Currently installed programs list shows the programs that have