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Is this the post on the removal instructions?:vongo removalby photog86 - 9/6/06 12:02 PMIn reply to: Vongo removal from HP laptops by docco239
I've written HP for info on removing or uninstalling vongo: this is what they say to do, (haven't tried it yet, but I will)
Uninstall VONGO Software:
1. Restart the Notebook and keep Tapping F8.
2. Select Safe Mode and press Enter
3. Click on Start, select Run, type "msconfig" press Enter.
4. Click on Startup tab and uncheck the check box besides "isuspm"
5. Click OK and restart the system for the new settings to take effect.
Kate: Note: After you restart the machine you may receive a dialogue box stating 'System is running using Selective Startup', Check 'Don't show this message or launch the system configuration utility when Windows Starts' and click OK.
Kate: Now, restart the Notebook again and go into Safe Mode by tapping F8. Click on Start -> Control Panel -> Add Remove Programs
Locate the Vongo Software and click on Remove to uninstall it.
If this does not resolve the issue, you may have to manually delete the files.
Kate: To do that:
1. Double click on My Computer
2. Double click on C Drive
3. Double click on Program Files
4. Select the Vongo Software folder and press Delete.
5. Close the Window
6. Right click on Recycle Bin folder and select Empty Recycle Bin
This will remove the Software.
Kate: Now, run the Windows Installation Cleanup Utility, this will remove the registry entries for the Software.
You can download the Utility from the given below link:http://download.microsoft.com/download/e/9/d/e9d80355-7ab4-45b8-80e8-983a48d5e1bd/msicuu2.exe
Note: Please do not click on the link. Copy and paste the complete link in the address bar of the Internet Explorer.
The Windows Installer CleanUp Utility does:
• Provide a dialog box where you can select one or more programs that were installed by Windows Installer. You select the programs on the Installed Products list in the Windows Installer CleanUp dialog box. After you make this selection, the utility removes only the Windows Installer configuration information that is related to those programs.
• Remove the files and registry settings that make up the Windows Installer configuration information for programs that you select.
Here's another useful post:May not be able to uninstall programs in safe modeby TDurden1937 - 10/19/06 10:36 AMIn reply to: vongo removal by photog86
If this is the case go to http://www.jsifaq.com/SF/Tips/Tip.aspx?id=9233
to download SafeMSI.zip. Follow instructions ie extract SafeMSI.exe and start it when you are in Safe Mode. This should start the windo$e installer. Then you should be able to uninstall programs from add/remove in the control panel.
Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just tried it and it worked.
This kind of crap chaffs my butt. I wonder how much Vongo paid HP to include their software or how much stock HP has in Vongo.
Thanks a billion for the tip.