Toshiba Power Management Utility is not uninstalling...

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Hey all,

I have searched the internet for a few days, trying to find a solution
to my problem. The problem? Toshiba Power Managment will not come off
my dang laptop!

I had a toshiba laptop (A75-S125), but i got a new laptop (a Eurocom
one) and cloned the toshiba hard drive to the eurocom hard drive.
Now, i have all of the toshiba utilities on my new laptop--including
the incredibly annoying TPMU (it's just too long to type). I would
deal with it, but it doesn't work on my new computer since it's not a
toshiba. Solution: uninstall the bugger.

What I've done so far:
I used Add/Remove programs to uninstall the thing.
-First i tried to do it in safe mode, but it complained that it
couldn't find the uninstaller and that going out of safe mode might
enable it again.
-Went and tried to do it in normal mode. Uninstallation halted a few
seconds in and told me that i didn't have permission to delete a
certain service (CeEPwrSvc). I recognized the thing from the services
tab of msconfig, so i went there and removed it from startup.
-I restarted my computer and tried to use Add/Remove programs
again--it worked so fast i didn't realize what happened and only
after being unable to find it on the add/remove programs list did i
realize this.

So i was happy and all good until i tried to use the XP power
managment... It turns out that the thing can't be found in the
add/remove programs list or in the registry, but is still on my
computer and in the control panel! I thought i was rid of the menace,
but no... the thing just hid itself from my computer's eyes. I called
toshiba support and they just said they couldn't help me because it
isn't on a toshiba laptop any more.

Any replies whatsoever (even if they don't contribute information to
the problem) will make me feel better, so please, if you have
suggestions i will love your posts, and if you don't you can post
anyways :).

Thanks guys, i hope you can help me out a bit.


Re: Toshiba Power Management Utility is not uninstalling...

Cloning a hard drive from one computer to a different computer is a very
bad idea.  I'd start over with the original load for the Eurocom, or do
a whole new install from scratch.  While your issues with the TPMU may
be annoying, there could be dozens or even a hundred or more such issues
that you are not aware of (that are "invisible") but that are far more
significant and far more of a threat to the stability and reliability of
the system.

Unislash wrote:

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Re: Toshiba Power Management Utility is not uninstalling...

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Cloning the configuration and software of one computer to another one
(with different hardware) is a tempting idea that I've been dreaming
of for a long time. Just imagine how much time you could save to get
your new machine running the same way the old one ran...

Recently I updated my my Acronis TrueImage and with that came a tool
that they call Universal Restore. That is supposed to do exactly that:
to install the image of the system drive of the old computer on new
and different hardware. I had no chance yet to check if and how that
works (and I am still more than sceptic).

Anybody around her that has done that?


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