How to remove all items containing a string in Windows registry? [duplicate]

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QUESTION :

I am trying to remove all reference to ‘Business Objects’ on my machine as my previous install was not right and doesnt give option to uninstall.

I am able to delete one by one with find next (F3 => and delete), but this takes long time.

Is there a good way to search all references and delete them all at a time?

I am on Windows 2008 Server R2.

ANSWER :

I’ve had good luck with Nirsoft’s RegScanner – seems way faster than F3 in regedit.exe.

When uninstalling, use RevoUninstaller and then CCleaner. This’ll get just about every reference relatively safely.

I use Registry Workshop. You can use the free trial to search for entries and delete them.

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