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Old 07-07-2007, 05:06 AM   #1
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How to uninstall program in WINE

I have the following problem, I installed a program using wine, I then tried to uninstall, I used the WINE program uninstaller and it went through the motions and said that the program was uninstalled.

I then proceeded to try and install the windows program again and instead of getting the usual installation screen I got that stupid window where it asks you if you wish to remove the program or repair it.

I tried uninstalling it again but got the same problem, I then thought ok I am going to uninstall WINE itself and then start from scratch. I uninstalled WINE and then reinstalled it but when I tried installing the windows program I got that same do you wish to repair or remove this program.

How do I go about solving this?
Old 07-07-2007, 01:45 PM   #2
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You may have uninstalled wine, but you left all the configuration files behind, including the wine registry, so reinstalling just brought you back to where you started.

Try running regedit, do a search for the program name (and whatever other keywords you may think of relating to the program, such as the maker), and remove any entries that you find. Also, go into the location where you installed it and delete any files and folders that may have been left behind. Sometimes windows uninstallers leave lots of stuff behind, so you have to clean things up manually.

Basically, you just do the same things you would do on windows.
Old 07-07-2007, 02:25 PM   #3
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Ok great,
what I did was go to my home folder in linux and then view hidden files and then I erased the folder called .wine

I then worked from scratch and tried to install the program but it didnt work. I am desperate to try and get this program to work can you do me the favor of going to this website:

and download the windows file and see if you can get it to run with WINE? I am in the dark when it comes to using WINE.

Note: There are some linux programs too but unfortunately the server they were on does not work anymore.



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