Vista Upgrade Advisor wont go away

  Krisps 22:46 26 Jul 2006

I downloaded Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor, it liked my machine but I did not like the idea of trying it yet. However I am getting a window for the downloaded files opening every time I start and cannot find the program anywhere on my machine to do an uninstall. Anyone had the same problem and more importantly found the answer?

  futurekid 23:05 26 Jul 2006

I have the same problem.
Can anyone help us!!!!!!!!

  alan227 23:30 26 Jul 2006

The only way I could find to remove it was to click start/click search/then under advanced options tick (search system folders/search hidden files & folders/search subfolders)
I entyered in the search box---vista upgrade advisor--
then hit the search button, it showed up four files so I hit Ctrl/A to select them all then hit the delete button and emptied the recycle bin, and that did the trick.

  johnnyrocker 23:43 26 Jul 2006

the price of meddling;)


  Krisps 09:46 27 Jul 2006

Why is it that the simple solution is often the easiest but the last you think of? Thanks Alan, I actually got a lot more than 4 results to my search not all of which would delete easily, but eventually they were all moved to the Recycle Bin and once that was emptied I thought I had won. However, one last surprise, when I restarted the Window stil opened although now it was showing a completely empty folder! Once I had deleted that folder the whole issue was resolved.

Moral - if it works don't try to fix it, and if its Vista wait until everyone else has sorted out the bugs before you go near it.

Thanks everyone for your comments.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Fujitsu Lifebook P727 laptop review

Lightwell software lets you create mobile apps without using code

Best value Mac: Which is the best £1249 Mac to buy

Comment désactiver les programmes qui s'exécutent au démarrage de Windows 10 ?