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Cleaning up registry

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How can I remove some of the program names listed in "Add/Remove Programs" in the control Panel? I heard that it has to do with the registry.
Also, is there any program that can remove all registry entries that are no longer useful to my computer?
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The location you are looking for is

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

The rest should be straight forward in REGEDIT.

There is a regclean.exe program supplied by Microsoft which may be of some help to you.

ftp://ftp.cdrom.com/.27/sac/utilmisc/regcln41.exe
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Theer's also an unsupported tool from Microsoft called TweakuI (search for it on MS site) which allows you to delete apps from the add/remove progs menu.

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