Solved

ADD\REMOVE PROGRAMS

Posted on 1998-10-21
6
154 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
If a program directory has been deleted, how do you get it out of the list under control panel/Add-Remove programs.
0
Comment
Question by:Witnezz
6 Comments
 

Expert Comment

by:chief007
ID: 1758845
If it's just the directory you want back (and you know when it was deleted) look for the files in the recycle bin higlight them, right click and select re-create and the should go back.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Witnezz
ID: 1758846
Its not the directory im looking for.
In Win95 under control panel there's the add/remove progs. menu.
If you do not uninstall progs. via this menu they stay on that list forever and ever. How do i delete entries in this list or remove entries from this list.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Witnezz
ID: 1758847
Figured it out myself, Thanks neway.

ANSWER

1. From the Start button, run Regedit
2. select HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
3. select Software
4. select Microsoft
5. select Windows
6. select Current Version
7. select UninstallThis will give you a list of all the programs in your Add/Remove programs list. Highlight the file and select delete. This  will remove the entry from the list.
0
Gigs: Get Your Project Delivered by an Expert

Select from freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely and get projects done right.

 

Expert Comment

by:chief007
ID: 1758848
Gothcha. Sorry, misunderstood your original question.
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:david_levine
ID: 1758849
Or if you had TweakUI (or any of the comparable utilities) you could use that to "edit" the registry like you did by hand.
0
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
elc_music earned 50 total points
ID: 1758850
Hi there witnezz.
The only way (That I know of) is:
push "Start > Run" type REGEDIT, click OK.
push Ctrl + F (Find), type the name of the DELETED pgm, push Enter.
Evry time you fined it, (both sides of screen, you moove with TAB) hit the DELETE key.
until you get FINISHED.... msg.
that shuld do it.
and now for somthing even MUCH easier.
look in the internet for SNWIN (system notebook for win 95), install it, check the Registry check (or somthing like that, dont remember the exat name) it will show you ALL the NOT found files, folders.....
delete them and save time and NERVS!
and next before EREASING a pgm, check the add/remoove if its there. if its not, go ahead, delete it, BUT check the REGISTRY anyway for components, or ascosiated files.
ELC.

0

Featured Post

Live: Real-Time Solutions, Start Here

Receive instant 1:1 support from technology experts, using our real-time conversation and whiteboard interface. Your first 5 minutes are always free.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

When you try to extract and to view the contents of a Microsoft Update Standalone Package (MSU) for Windows Vista, you cannot extract the files from the MSU. Here we are going to explain how to extract those hotfix details without using any third pa…
How to record audio from input sources to your PC – connected devices, connected preamp to record vinyl discs, streaming media, that play through your audio card: Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 – both 32 bit & 64.
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

776 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question