Add and Remove Programs Window

Add and Remove Programs Window

Post by <bhof.. » Wed, 15 Jan 2003 09:26:12



Anyone know how to get rid of a program that`s already
removed from system but will not disappear from the "Add
& Remove programs list" in control panel.  

Any help appreciated, Brett

 
 
 

Add and Remove Programs Window

Post by tokyosk » Wed, 15 Jan 2003 17:14:38



Quote:> Anyone know how to get rid of a program that`s already
> removed from system but will not disappear from the "Add
> & Remove programs list" in control panel.  

> Any help appreciated, Brett

Clean Up The Add/Remove Box

Sometimes, when you uninstall a program, its entry remains in the
Add/remove programs listing. Or you might delete something manually and
find that the entry remains in the list of uninstallable programs. You
can clean up the list and remove programs that you've already
uninstalled. Run Regedit and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall. From there, you can
remove any unwanted items, which are in the form of Registry keys.

Remember to back up the registry before doing this though

HOW TO: Back Up, Edit, and Restore the Registry in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/search/preview.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;322756

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