Remove TweakUI v1.33 (and earlier) Manually

Posted in Windows XP by Community Submission

To remove TweakUI v1.33, or earlier versions, manually, perform the following steps:

  1. Do a Find for TWEAKUI.CPL, TWEAKUI.HLP and TWEAKUI.GID.  When each of these files has been located, delete it.  Note: TWEAKUI.GID may not exist on your system.
  2. Click Start, Run and enter REGEDIT.
  3. This step is only necessary if you wish to remove the Shortcut Icon customization. Go to the Registry branches indicated and modify or delete the values as instructed.
    a) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons\29
    In the right pane, locate the value named "29".  Right click on this value and select Delete.
    b) HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics
    In the right pane, locate the value called "Shell Icon Size".  Double click on this entry and set the value to 32.
  4. Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    In the right pane, locate the value called "Tweak UI".  Right click on this value and select Delete.
  5. Close Regedit.
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