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#1 10/02/11 2:19 PM

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If you're having trouble completely removing software like Cygwin, this might help out:

1) Right click on the registry key in question and select "Permissions" from the menu.
2) Click "Advanced".
3) Select the "Owner" tab.
4) In the "Change owner to" pane, highlight your user account.
5) Check "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects".
6) Click "Apply". Your user account should now show in the "Current Owner" box.
7) "OK" out of the two prompts.
8) Right-click on the registry key and "Delete" it - the key should now be removed.


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