One other note.
When you do an uninstall, be sure to shut down the computer and turn OFF the power. Wait a couple of minutes before starting up again. Sometimes some parts of a program can only be removed as the machine starts up
Barry W Haigh
University of Phoenix Online Faculty
"Gerald3092" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:Opf2O9HMIHA.3916@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
It may be an orphan registry item that needs to be uninstalled. Another reason can be a corrupted key in the registry or alterated, or attempted to, by malware. In shorter terms, I suggest performing a thourough "clean uninstall" of it, and then any re-install or newer version. There are many extra registry items added with any software install. Like for instance a 30-day count down clock in some 30 day free trial of a product (which is probably against the Law to tamper with). But it is your computer and you can put in or take out anything you want to (meaning all things legal).
Read Up here:
Windows Registry Information
And then see this::::> .....> (to complete a full uninstall. Are there current license/registration issues ? You may want to skip this altogether as there may be the possibility would have to be repurchased or reinstalled from like a Software CD.....
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"richierich" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:021E62C3-4DAE-4F4C-A5E0-8CACA554DA87@microsoft.com...
> When I choose smart update I get an 'Update failed' error message.
> I contacted PC Tools and they suggested I uninstall then re-install the
> software which I duly did, only to get the same problem again.
> Can anyone help please?