Windows 10: Problems Uninstalling, Updating and Running Programs in Windows 10

Discus and support Problems Uninstalling, Updating and Running Programs in Windows 10 in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; When the last major windows 10 update came out I updated like normal. I then went to play my cracked copy of Age of Empires 2 the Conquerors and I kept... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by cjman25, Sep 5, 2018.

  1. cjman25 Win User

    Problems Uninstalling, Updating and Running Programs in Windows 10


    When the last major windows 10 update came out I updated like normal. I then went to play my cracked copy of Age of Empires 2 the Conquerors and I kept getting the error " Could not initialize graphics system. Make sure that your video card and driver are compatible with direct draw" so I went to the forums and someone suggested I downgrade back to the previous version. Well i downgraded and it didn't work so i just went back to the upgrade.

    Well now for some reason both itunes and winzip icons are gone the icons now just look like blank pieces of paper and i can't update or remove them from my computer in the control panel because of the error " the feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable" and I have no earthly idea how to fix this issue. This is really a two pronged question as i'd like to be able to play my cracked version of AOE and Star Wars Galactic Battle Grounds as I do own legit copies of the games but my computer doesn't have a disc drive so I have to use the crack. Any help would be appreciated thanks!

    :)
     
    cjman25, Sep 5, 2018
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  2. Billion Debbarma Win User

    Cannot insta;; or uninstall programs it keeps saying a program already being installed!

    Hi Brandi,

    Welcome to Microsoft Community and thank you for your interest in Windows 10.

    I will definitely assist you with the issue.

    To understand the issue better, please provide us more information.


    • Which program are you trying to uninstall?

    • What is the exact issue with Office XP Student?
    The issue you are facing could be due to the program is running on desktop background. Let’s try simple troubleshooting steps and heck if it help in resolving the issue. Follow the below steps:

    Step 1.

    I suggest you to go to the task manager and check if the program is running on Windows back ground. Follow the below steps:

    • Press CTRL+Shift+ESC to open Task manager.
    • Locate for the program which you are trying to uninstall.
    • Right click on it and click on End task.
    • Try uninstalling the program.
    If the issue still persist try the below steps.

    Step 2.

    I would recommend you to restart the computer and as soon as the computer boot up try uninstalling the programs.

    If the above steps did not fix the issue try the below steps provided.

    Step 3.

    I suggest you to unregister and register the Windows installer and check if it helps. Follow the below steps:


    • Click Start, click Run, type
      MSIEXEC /UNREGISTER, and then click OK. Even if you do this correctly, it may look like nothing occurs.

    • Click Start, click Run, type
      MSIEXEC /REGSERVER, and then click OK. Even if you do this correctly, it may look like nothing occurs, or you may briefly see an hourglass. After you run this command, the operation is complete.
    Hope this helps. Post us with the status we will be glad to help you.
     
    Billion Debbarma, Sep 5, 2018
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  3. chispy Win User
    Creative X-Fi Soundcards and Windows 10 Fall Creators Update 1709 = Complete Disaster / Not Working

    Thank you for trying to help , i did tried your suggestion but it did not work :/ , nothing seems to make it work on Windows 10 Fall Creators Update 1709. In the meantime i have bought a new SoundBlasterX AE-5 and it did installed flawlessly , no problems whatsoever. it is up to Creative ( drivers ) and Microsoft ( bug fix ) to fix this huge bugs with Audio.

    Kind Regards: Chispy
     
    chispy, Sep 5, 2018
    #3
  4. John Sarc Win User

    Problems Uninstalling, Updating and Running Programs in Windows 10

    Program will not fully uninstall

    One possible reason why you can't uninstall this program is because it's still running. You can have it stopped first (from running) before uninstalling. See the steps below on how to do so:

    • Press the Windows key and type in "task manager"
    • Click on Task Manager and go to the Processes tab.
    • Look for the app you want to uninstall. Right-click on it and tick on
      End task
      .
    • After doing this so, try to uninstall the app.

    Let us know the outcome of this suggestion.
     
    John Sarc, Sep 5, 2018
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