Cannot Uninstall Drivers from Install/Uninstall List - Windows 10


  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       #1

    Cannot Uninstall Drivers from Install/Uninstall List - Windows 10


    I installed Arduino software, part of which included installing a number of drivers. I uninstalled the software using the internal software uninstall feature. Apparently it removed the drivers, but for some reason they still show up in the Windows install/uninstall list. I try to uninstall them using the Windows uninstaller, but I get an error stating that the drivers are not there (at that address). The problem is, I cannot re-install the drivers, because for some reason they still show as being installed by the Windows installer and the software refuses to re-install.

    So, how do I remove a file name from the install/uninstall list on Windows 10? A file name for a file that is already deleted?

    Thanks!

    Max
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 25,121
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #2

    Hi, Geek uninstaller (free) offers a range of removal options if you right click an entry.

    However, you may have parts of the program left over.

    1. Does the program's site offer a manual uninstaller or uninstall instruction?
    2. Check the various folders that may have been created when you installed it for leftovers.
    (Try Locate32 (free) - let it index all your files then you can quickly check for anything related to the name of your program on a find-as -you-type basis).
    If you find any exe's left over, then use
    Revo (free)
    to force uninstall these.

    Your problem will be knowing if anything is left over that you don't want.

    Finally you can search the registry.
    Try Regscanner (free) as this lists all found unlike Regedit which is 1 by 1.

    Create a system restore point or back up your registry and delete remnants.

    Good luck!
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  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    The error comes back as "target file not found." I already uninstalled the program using the program's own uninstaller. But obviously it did not remove the driver name from the uninstaller list. I went in to Driver Store and the driver is gone.

    So, how do I remove the file name from the uninstaller list if the underlying file is already deleted?

    Thanks.
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  4. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 25,121
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #4

    Please see #2 1st line... download, install, run, use..
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