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Windows 7 uninstall works just fine. There may be other issues with that specific program and several troubleshooting steps to try.
I'm moving from XP Pro on my desktop PC to Windows 7 Home Premium on a new Toshiba laptop. I'm not real enthused about 7, but I'm trying to be fair. To put it bluntly, is there an issue with the uninstall programs feature of 7? I've spent the better part of a day trying to uninstall AVG and install Viper. The uninstall seems to hang every time I try. I left it alone for two hours and there was still AVG listed in the programs and the uninstall claiming it was still working. Forgive my skepticism, but I don't buy it. It can't be taking that long can it?
In this excerpt from Answercast #36, I talk about uninstalling AVG from a system so that a new anti-malware tool can be installed. The problem might be with AVG itself.
You're right to be skeptical. It should not take that long to uninstall a program, any program.
The problem is not Windows 7. Windows 7 works just fine; Windows 7 uninstall works just fine. I have heard specifically of problems uninstalling AVG on different systems, including Windows 7 and Windows XP.
So my recommendation is actually twofold:
They very well might. If it's a common enough problem, as it seems to be from my experience, they could have some help for uninstalling their software.
If that's not the case, if they don't have anything to help you further:
It's a free utility that tends to do a more thorough job of uninstalling things many times than the program's own uninstall program would do.
So, those are the two directions that I would send you in to get this resolved:
Definitely checking AVG first.
And then give Revo Uninstaller a try.
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