Saturday, February 21, 2009

Remove Programs from the Add/Remove Programs List

Windows compatible programs must include an uninstall program, sometimes though the program may get removed but the entry in Add/Remove programs does not. This tweak allows you to manually remove any orphaned entries.

Navigate To:
HLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall


To see which application each sub-key represents, open it and there should be at least two values 'DisplayName' and 'UninstallString'.
  • 'DisplayName' is the name used in the Add/Remove programs list.
  • 'UninstallString' is the program used to uninstall the application.
To remove a program from the list you can simply highlight and delete the sub-key representing that program.


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About This Blog

The Windows Registry is a database which stores settings and options for Microsoft Windows operating systems. It contains normally information and settings for hardware, operating system software, most non-operating system software, and per-user settings. Registry is used to optimize the security, enhance the functionality, modify the functioning of any software OR settings and many more.

In this blog I have tried to collect all the tweaks and hacks available on various website. I have tested many of these hacks before posting but still I would suggest you to take backup of your registry before trying any of these tweaks and if anything goes wrong while trying these hacks I or this blog will not be held responsible.

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