Manually removing The Panorama Factory from your Windows computer
Under normal circumstances you should be able to remove The Panorama
Factory from your Windows computer using the Add or Remove Programs option on the
Windows Control Panel. This is the preferred way to remove The
Panorama Factory from your computer.
Sometimes, however, the Windows Control Panel may be unable to remove the
software. For example, if you have accidentally (or intentionally)
removed some parts of The Panorama Factory, the normal removal process may
fail. Furthermore, because The Panorama Factory's setup program
automatically removes old versions of the software, the inability to remove
an old version may prevent you from updating to the most recent version.
The Panorama Factory Removal Tool may be used to remove The
Panorama Factory from your computer without using the Windows Control Panel.
The Panorama Factory Removal Tool removes all versions of The Panorama
Factory from your computer.
You should use this program if one or more of
these applies to you:
You tried to remove The Panorama Factory using
Add/Remove Programs but it did not work.
You tried to install an update to The Panorama
Factory and the setup program was unable to remove a previous version of The
You were asked to use it by a member of The
Panorama Factory Support Team.
The Panorama Factory Removal Tool provides several options:
Partial or complete removal. You may
completely remove The Panorama Factory from your computer or you may remove
it with the intention of reinstalling The Panorama Factory. In this
case, the Removal Tool preserves Windows Registry settings containing your
Registration Key, your default Wizard settings and your custom tool
Remove or preserve application files.
The Removal Tool always removes Windows Registry entries, installer files
and program shortcuts. You may also choose to remove or preserve
application files and application folders. If you choose to preserve
application files and application folders and later decide that you want to
remove them, you will have to remove them manually. This is because
they are located through Windows Registry entries. After removing the
Windows Registry entries it is no longer possible for the Removal Tool to
find the application files and folders.
Really remove items or list items without
removing them. The Removal Tool can be used to search for
components of The Panorama Factory. This lets you see what changes
will be made to your computer without actually removing anything.
Step 1 -- Close all programs
It may not be possible to remove some items if
they are currently in use. For example, if The Panorama Factory is running
or if a Windows Explorer is showing the contents of one of The Panorama
Factory's file folders, the Removal Tool will not be able to remove certain
files. It is best to close all running programs including Windows Explorer
before following these instructions.
You may keep the Internet Explorer windows
containing this web page open if you want to refer to these instructions as
you run the Removal Tool.
Step 2 -- Download and run the Removal Tool
Click the following link to download the Removal
Tool. Choose Run when asked if you want to save or run the
program. (Windows Vista and Windows 7 users, see important note below.)
(261 KB) for all Windows systems
(877 KB) for Windows x64 systems
Important note for Windows
For complete removal from a Windows x64 computer, you must run both
versions of PFRemove. First run PFRemove.exe,
then run PFRemove_64.exe.
Important note for Windows
Vista and Windows 7 users
You must follow a slightly different procedure to run PFRemove on
Vista. When asked if you want to save or run the program, save it to a
file on your computer. Using Windows Explorer, find the PFRemove application file. Right-click the file and choose the command Run
as administrator from the popup context menu.
On Vista and 7, you must explicitly ask to run as
administrator, even if you are logged into an administrator user account.
Otherwise, PFRemove will be unable to remove the files and registry entries
that were created by The Panorama Factory's setup program.
Step 3 -- Choose options
1. Removal type
removal with the intention to reinstall The Panorama Factory
option if you plan to reinstall The Panorama Factory. This option
preserves your Registration Key, your default Wizard settings and your
custom tool profiles. You should use this option if you are having
difficulty installing an update to The Panorama Factory.
removal of The Panorama Factory
option only if you no longer wish to have The Panorama Factory on your
computer and you do not intend to reinstall it.
2. What to remove
Windows Registry entries, installer files and program shortcuts only
option only if you want to preserve The Panorama Factory's application files
and folders or if you want to remove them manually. After removing the
Windows Registry entries it will no longer be possible for the Removal Tool
to find the application files and folders.
Windows Registry entries, installer files, program shortcuts, application
files and application folders
option unless you want to remove The Panorama Factory's application files
and folders manually.
3. Really remove?
for items to be removed but do not actually remove them
option to display components of The Panorama Factory without removing them.
This gives you a preview of the changes the Removal Tool will make to your
option when you are ready to perform the removal.
Removal cannot be undone or reversed!
Step 4 -- Start the removal or search
4. Remove --or-- 4. Search
Remove button to start removing items or the Search button to
start searching for items without removing them.
You may click this button again to Pause the process, but
removal cannot be undone or reversed!
Step 5 -- Restart your computer
Please restart your computer to complete the
NOTE: After completing this
procedure and restarting your computer, files with the .pfp file type will
not be recognized as Panorama Factory documents until the first time you run
some version of The Panorama Factory.