Sometimes when you try to uninstall programs from Window’s “Programs and Features” panel (or whatever it’s called these days), the installation fails due to an error in the uninstaller.  You may get an error message or it may appear to just do nothing.

If you don’t want to muck around in the registry or with cryptic command line scripts, you’d be happy to know that Microsoft has a handy tool that can fix these kinds of problems and to force-uninstall the program.

The “Fix It” tool can be downloaded from here.