My computer froze and I shut it off by pushing the start button. When I restarted it the screen was still frozen. I shut it off again and then pressed F8 at startup and restored the system using the recovery console. After reloading the Windows Updates things appear to be normal.
Problem: When I do Start --> Programs there are programs listed which do not show in Control Panel --> Add or Remove programs.
Many of these programs are freeware which I downloaded and tried, did not continue using but never deleted so I just want to get rid of them.
Can I go into C:\Program Files and delete programs and then into C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data and delete the files associated with the deleted programs
Similar quesiton -- If there is a program I was using and want to use again should I delete the old files using the above process and reload the program.
Thanks in advance for your help.
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