Windows 10: How do I uninstall FLEXnet Connect Software Manager?

  1.    29 Mar 2017 #1

    How do I uninstall FLEXnet Connect Software Manager?

    I installed Roxio easy CD&DVD burning and it installed FLEXnet Connect Agent and FLEXnet Connect Software Manager. I Can't find anyway to uninstall this. Could I just delete C:\ProgramData\FLEXnet and C:\ProgramData\Macrovision\FLEXnet Connect?

    Please help!
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  2.    30 Mar 2017 #2

    A specific tool is suggested here though I know nothing of it:
    uninstall - Removing FLEXnet Connect Update Manager - Super User

    Revo Uninstaller (free/commercial) would be my first thought - as there's no uninstaller, you need to click 'Forced Uninstall' and browse to the program's exe file as suggested here:
    how to uninstall ISUSPM.EXE from FLEXnet - Microsoft Community
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  3.    30 Mar 2017 #3

    I think I'll wait until the sysrestore problem is fixed before I try those, just in case something goes wrong. I've disabled it in task manager, so hopefully it stays disabled until then.
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  4.    30 Mar 2017 #4

    Just wondering who you expect to fix whichever system restore problem you're referring to.
    If it's 80070091 (appstaging) there's a very long thread which started where a solution -a bit involved- seems to have been found.
    (Mine started working by itself a few weeks later).

    N.B. You should consider using disk imaging routinely. That's what we strongly and repeatedly recommend- far more complete, robust, reliable than system restore, which is fine if it works. Some experienced users here have discarded it.

    Here's my write-up on the value of disk imaging.
    (There's a tutorial on Macrium in the Tutorials section, and a couple of videos in the user videos section on this forum)
    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect - Windows 10 Backup Restore Tutorials
    Windows 10 instructional videos by Ten Forums members

    Creating disk images lets you restore Windows and all your disks and partitions to a previous working state, quickly and probably without technical help.

    You can recover from:
    - a failed disk drive (restore to a new one)
    - ransomware (which encrypts your disk)
    - user error
    - unrecoverable problems from failed updates to problem programs
    - unbootable PC (hardware faults aside)

    Images also act as a full backup- you can extract files too.

    You can even use images to help you move more easily and quickly to a new PC.
    Can be used with Laplink software to transfer your build automatically to another PC

    Imaging can even help you sleep at night knowing you have a second chance.

    Many here recommend Macrium Reflect (free) as a good robust solution and more reliable than some others. It’s
    - more feature rich
    - more flexible
    - more reliable
    than Windows Backup and Restore system images.

    It's well supported with videos, help and a responsive forum.

    There are other such programs, free/commercial, some with simpler interfaces, but Macrium R is one of the most robust and reliable.

    How long does it take?
    SSD+ USB3 - maybe 15 mins for the first system image, less thereafter
    HDD + USB2 - maybe 40-50 mins
    That’s with little personal data, few programs installed.
    - of course, depends how much you have on C:
    (You can and should image all your partitions and disks)

    Once you've created your first image, keep it updated with e.g. differential imaging- which images just changes from the first image, more quickly, and creates a smaller image file.

    You need a backup medium - say- twice as large as the total amount of data you are imaging to keep a reasonable number of differential images. This will vary dependent on the number of images you keep, so is only a rough practical guide.

    Some comment that system restore isn't always reliable; if it works and solves the problem, great. But sometimes restores won't work or fail. And of course a restore point only covers a limited number of aspects of the system. That’s where disk imaging comes in.
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