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How To Completly Totally Remove Easy Media Creator 10


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after following the artcle "Clean Install Instructions for Creator 10 on Windows Vista", I even downloaded CC cleaner and RegCure to run, but I still found a bunch of ROXIO/SONIC registry entries inside my system registry editor: HKEY_CLASSIC_ROOT, HKEY_USERS. What should I do next? Do I have to manually using "Edit->find" in Regitstry Editor to detect words such as "roxio" or "sonic"or "smartsound"and delete them safely? Any expert can help me and give me some instructions on this? appreciated!

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after following the artcle "Clean Install Instructions for Creator 10 on Windows Vista", I even downloaded CC cleaner and RegCure to run, but I still found a bunch of ROXIO/SONIC registry entries inside my system registry editor: HKEY_CLASSIC_ROOT, HKEY_USERS. What should I do next? Do I have to manually using "Edit->find" in Regitstry Editor to detect words such as "roxio" or "sonic"or "smartsound"and delete them safely? Any expert can help me and give me some instructions on this? appreciated!

Please ignore those who would advise you to wipe your system. They're laughing among themselves and that advice is not helpful to you.

 

The only purpose for a "clean install" of EMC 10 is to remove any important registry entries or files or folders which might get in the way of a reinstall, or which need to be removed so that they will be rebuilt during the reinstall.

 

There are hundreds of other entries and filetype definitions which were inserted into the registry by EMC10 which do not have to be removed. The entries in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT are a good example of references and entries which are both very numerous, and perfectly okay to leave in the registry. They will not get in the way of a reinstall, nor will they interfere with any other software. They can safely stay there even if you never installed another Roxio program, ever.

 

You should stick to the clean install procedure listed in the KnowledgeBase article because it covers all the alterations you need to make.

 

Regards,

Brendon

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I may be smiling but am certainly not laughing. The OP was asking how to COMPLETELY and TOTALLY remove EMC and I stand by my suggestion. To REALLY get rid of any application completely and totally, format the hard drive and reinstall the OS. The only way to have a stable system. Another good reason to use a system Imaging software makes this much easier.

 

Leaving EMC entries can 'theoretically' be left in the registry even if you don't reinstall it, but my experience says otherwise. And I've had my share of bad experiences with Reg Cleaners. Restore an Image or reformat and save yourself a ton of problems and headaches.

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I don't see any need to worry about removing Roxio beyond Add/Remove Programs.

 

For the paranoid, the Clean Install.

 

I used a Reg Cleaner once or twice. After reformatting my drive, I decided they really offer no value.

 

Restoring an Image of your drive means restoring all of the existing problems too.

 

I'm with Gary, Format your drive and all will be well.

 

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One question that is normally missed is "Why are you wanting to remove EMC10 to begin with". It didn't install corectly ??? There are all linds of solutions that come up for how to wipe out the program or for that matter to "completely" remove everything (i.e. Format C:) but there is a problem that continues to raise it's ulgy head among many of the users that try and install it, and that is why the program isn't installing correctly to begin with.

 

There are (IMPO) way more users that have no problems installing EMC 10 than there are those that have problems. And it's also MPO that if it doesn't install correctly, it's usually not the program but rather something else as far as the users computers that is concerned that is causing the problem. And because there are a miriad of different configured computers out there with a miriad of different other programs installed that makes it almost impossible to have an answer for every installation problem.

 

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A lot of the "clean installs" do invoke a "type" of registry cleaner. So, they do have value in a number of situations. If the OP has a HP or Dell then there is a good chance that an image restore back to a factory fresh condition could be used if the hidden partition is still available. Even that process should be considered a near last resort method. A complete low level physical hard drive format would wipe out the restore image.

 

I would recommend against reformatting the hard drive. It sounds more like the Apple solution for the 1980's MAC problems.

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The long and safe way of course is to use the Control Panel remove programs process and remove (uninstall) each program one at a time. Then use a registry "cleaner" to clean up any remaining garbage left behind.

 

Try regcleaner and delete out all of the Roxio and Sonic entries. After that, then try JV16 Power Tools registry cleaner. Then scan your hard drive for Roxio and Sonic. It seems like no one registry cleaner does a totally clean process.

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First of all, let me thanks for all the advices!

I do have a HP Pavilion dv9743 T7250 2.0GHz 3GB DDR2 160GB HDDX2 with Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 32-bit Operating System. And I also have a HP C4150 All-In-One Printer. When I first installed EMC 10 I did a "Clean Install", everything worked but "VideoWave" and a very annoying error message at window starts "HP Cue Status has stopped working...". Recently, I found a solution online by custom installing everything in EMC 10 except "SmartSound" to get rid of that printer error message. I did a "Clean Uninstall" of EMC 10 but that HP Cue Status error message still there; Uninstall/reinstall Printer software no use; CC cleaner and RegCure no use; Finally, I installed HP C5280 All-in-one printer software. Volla! Printer error message disappeared.

 

Now I only find a bunch of "roxio/sonic" registry entries left in my HKEY_CLASSES-ROOT and HKEY_USERS. The questions I want to ask expert are:

1. Do I have a clean enough computer to reinstall EMC 10?

2. How to scan my entire computer for any remaining of roxio or sonic?

3. Any recommandation for reg cleaners (name?).

 

Every advice is appreciated. Only I don't want to format C or do entire system restore.

Thanks everybody for quick response!

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You could go back to a known good restore point before EMC 10 was installed. However, most updates and installations done after that restore point date would be lost. And, some software and drivers may cause the restore process to fail but then you no worse off than you are today.

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You could go back to a known good restore point before EMC 10 was installed. However, most updates and installations done after that restore point date would be lost. And, some software and drivers may cause the restore process to fail but then you no worse off than you are today.

 

 

That restore point (before EMC 10) has wiped out by system (cos that was 3 MO ago). sigh___ but thanks!

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