4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 11, 2009 2:36 PM by BigJohnD

    Uninstalling Pagemaker 7 - XP Pro

    dgpile

      I have been asked to uninstall Pagemaker 7 from a few machines but when I remoted in on the first two I could not find a control panel add remove entry for PM 7. I found PM 7 folders and menu items but wonder if it might have been installed as part of a suite.

       

      Can anyone confirm that buried in some other Adobe product there is the option to uninstall Adobe Pagemaker 7?

       

      Thanks,

       

      Jester

        • 1. Re: Uninstalling Pagemaker 7 - XP Pro
          Level 4

          ON a Mac you would just drag it to the trash. But with Windows there are a few hoops to jump through.

          • 2. Re: Uninstalling Pagemaker 7 - XP Pro
            BobLevine MVP & Adobe Community Professional

            Been many years since I looked, but perhaps there's an uninstall under Start>All Programs>Pagemaker.

             

            Bob

            • 3. Re: Uninstalling Pagemaker 7 - XP Pro
              dgpile Level 1

              What I did to uninstall PageMaker 7 where there was no Control Panel, Add Remove entry was run the company install script and install the product on top of itself. That created the missing Add Remove option in Control Panel and the uninstall then completed normally.

               

              Jester

              • 4. Re: Uninstalling Pagemaker 7 - XP Pro
                BigJohnD Level 3


                How to remove PageMaker, including manually removing certain remaining PageMaker components.

                Adapted from:Error "Plug-in error: Plug-in cannot be completed: When Starting PageMaker 7.x or 6.5 Plus for Windows"


                Solution
                Remove PageMaker, manually remove certain remaining PageMaker components, and then reinstall PageMaker:

                 

                Disclaimer: This procedure involves editing the Windows registry. Adobe doesn't provide support for editing the registry, which contains critical system and application information. Make sure to back up the registry before editing it. For more information about the registry, see the Windows documentation orcontact Microsoft.

                 

                1. In Windows Explorer, move any personal files (such as publications, custom PPD files, user-dictionary files) from the PageMaker 7.0 or PM65 folder to another folder.

                2. Start the PageMaker uninstaller by doing one of the following:

                a.In Windows 2000, NT, Me, or 98, choose Start > Settings > Control Panel, double-click Add/Remove Programs, select Adobe PageMaker [version], and then click Add/Remove.

                b. In Windows XP, choose Start > Control Panel, double-click Add or Remove Programs, select Adobe PageMaker [version], and then click Remove.

                c. Choose Start > Programs > Adobe > PageMaker [version] > Uninstall PageMaker [version].

                 

                3. Click Yes in the Confirm File Deletion dialog box.

                 

                4. Restart the computer.

                 

                5. In Windows Explorer, delete the PageMaker 7.0 or PM65 folder. Click Yes if Windows returns the following alerts:

                 

                a."Are you sure you want to remove the folder '[folder name]' and move all its contents to the Recycle Bin?"

                b. "Renaming, moving, or deleting '[folder name]' could make some programs not work. Are you sure you want to do this?"

                 

                6.Remove PageMaker from the Start menu:

                a.Right-click the Start button, and choose Open from the pop-up menu.

                b.Double-click the Programs folder, and then double-click the Adobe folder.

                c. Select PageMaker [version], and then choose File > Delete.

                 

                7. Open the Registry Editor:

                a.Choose Start > Run.
                b.Type regedit in the Open text box, and then click OK.

                 

                8. Make a backup copy of the registry:
                a.Choose Registry > Export Registry File.
                b.Specify a location and name for the backup copy, and then click Save.


                9. Edit the registry as follows:
                A.Windows XP and 2000
                a.In the left pane of the Registry Editor, click the plus sign (+) beside the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE key.
                b.Click the plus sign beside the SOFTWARE key.
                c.Click the plus sign beside the Adobe key.
                d.Select the Media Browser key. (If the Media Browser key does not exist, go to step f.)
                e.In the right pane, select PlugIns, and then choose Edit > Delete.
                f. Choose Edit > Find, type pm70 or pm65 in the Find What text box, and then choose Edit > Delete. Repeat until all references are removed.


                B.Windows NT, Me, 98, or 95
                a.Choose Edit > Find in the Registry Editor, and type pagemaker in the Find What text box.
                b.Click Find Next; for each entry found, choose Edit > Delete, and then click Yes in the Confirm Delete dialog box. Repeat this step until Windows returns the alert "Finished searching through the registry."Note:Removing these registry entries affects all installed versions of PageMaker.
                c.Choose Edit > Find, type pm70 or pm65 in the Find What text box, and then choose Edit > Delete. Repeat until all references are removed.


                10.Choose Registry > Exit, restart the computer, and then log in to Windows as a user with administrative rights. If you don't have administrative rights, contact your system administrator for assistance.


                11.Reinstall PageMaker. For instructions, open the How_to_Install.wri file on the PageMaker 7.0 CD-ROM, or see pages 9-11 of the "Adobe PageMaker 6.5 Plus Getting Started Guide."


                12.Restart the computer.

                 

                Hope this helps.

                 

                 

                Iechyd da! John
                22:35 11/07/2009 BST