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Old FSX entry in program list - unable to install

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The subject line pretty much says it all. The other day I was going through my list of programs to see if there is anything that needed to be uninstalled and I noticed that FSX is in my list of programs. I used FSX briefly about 2 years ago and uninstalled it, so I don't know how or why it is there. I right clicked it and selected uninstall but I get an error message that client does not exist. If it doesn't exist then why is it there? Any ideas how I can remove this entry? Thanks.

 

Todd

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I found it in the registry and deleted it, restarted the computer, went back into control panel to check the uninstall programs window and the entry is still there. 

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So you deleted the FSX entries in all the registry keys listed on that page?  The page lists numerous options.  If all the options listed on that page fail to solve the problem I'd simply do a search for "Flight Simulator" throughout the registry and then delete any key pertaining to installing, uninstalling, and programs.

 

Good luck,

 

Greg

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Yes, it's very strange, but I finally found the solution. I didn't realize CCleaner had a registry function - it deleted the entry and now it's gone. Thanks for taking an interest, Greg.

 

Todd

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CCleaner, eh? Been using it many years and never knew it would clear an orphan entry in the Add/Remove list.  Glad you got it resolved and thanks for the tip.

 

Greg

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