On 12/21/06, Steven C. Barr(x) <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Frank Strauss" <[log in to unmask]>
> > the old Quicktime would absolutely not allow itself to be
> > removed. I spent about an hour on the phone with a very nice Apple
> > in Canada, but his final suggestion was to wipe the hard drive and start
> > over. A local tech tried and decided he would have to do Registry
> > and it ended up cheaper in the long run to get a new computer.
> Note that Registry editing is NOT nearly as complicated as most folks
> may think! Windows provides "regedit.exe" (click on "Run" in the
> start menu and enter "regedit" in the resulting dialog box) which
> has a "Find" function which can find every occurrence of a word or
> character group in the Registry. "Find" the name (the offending
> program) and remove each occurence (usually in "Run" entries or
> those associated with file extensions).
> Tedious, yes...boring, yes...but not complicated (and useful to
> know if one gets hit by a virus...)
> Steven C. Barr
My problem and the tech's was not really knowing everything that had to be
removed from the registry to completely get rid of Quicktime. A source of
irritation is the fact that I would even have to do something like this to
get rid of the program.
Frank B Strauss, DMD