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I installed RealPlayer, it seems to have bogged down my system (seen in sig below),making it as slow to load most programs as my old 2007/2008 system. And now I'm unable to uninstall it do to an error that reads: "An error has occurred while trying to uninstall RealPlayer. It may have already been uninstalled". I know it hasn't because I can open and run RealPlayer. First off, how to I get this POS off my system? Second, how do I fix the slow down if uninstalling doesn't do the trick?
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solved: Had to reinstall it to uninstall it rolleyes.gif
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You can do a manual sort of uninstall to see if it fixes it. Make a restore point before doing so though. I did a similar thing when FireFox wouldn't install / uninstall a while back.
And make a backup of your registry as well! When you've opened up RegEdit: Files --> Export --> Save to document.
Delete every folder associated with RealPlayer.
Open up RegEdit (Win+R, Regedit)
Start in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER drop-down folder, expand the Software folder - locate the RealPlayer tab, highlight and delete. Note: do not expand the RealPlayer tab, just highlight and delete.
Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and do the same thing as above.
Finally, do a search in the registry by using Ctrl+B and type in RealPlayer - it should navigate to the last existing folders automatically. When I did a search for the last firefox folder, it was nested deep within the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT folder under the WOW6432Node folder. Again, just highlight the folder and not the strings themselves.
And last but not least, make a restore point thumb.gif Good luck with it

Edit: That was easy wink.gif
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Glad you solved it, but I have to ask so forgive me for my curiosity... why did you install RealPlayer in the first place? tongue.gif
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Glad you solved it, but I have to ask so forgive me for my curiosity... why did you install RealPlayer in the first place? tongue.gif

Wanted the feature that allows you to download videos to file (can't remember what it's called), I've used it before without issue, but no go this time.
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