Here’s a fun one:
The Department of Homeland Security (??) announced that QuickTime for Windows has 2 nasty security flaws.
They also say that Apple is no longer providing updates for QuickTime for Windows, so they are recommending that QuickTime be uninstalled from Windows machines.
So… DHS? What?!
Every now and then, you’ll probably come across some program on Windows that you simply cannot uninstall from the “Uninstall a Program” page in Control Panel.
Normally, it will give you some kind of error that makes no sense whatsoever.
I recently ran across this very issue when I accidentally installed the wrong WiFi driver package. It was an Intel Pro WiFi driver/software set. Only problem was, the puter didn’t have an Intel WiFi card – oops!
Worse yet, I couldn’t uninstall the software because the uninstaller first looked for the hardware. When it couldn’t find the hardware, it bombed with an error saying (you’ll love this): “Please install hardware first.”
I wish I was kidding.
Then I discovered a really handy tool to make everything all better.