Removing items from add/remove programs list

When I go into add/remove programs it shows some programs that are long gone because I uninstalled them with the uninstall option that came with the program. So since these programs are gone, how can I remove them from this list?
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I assume that you have already tried to remove it from add/remove programs by selecting it and clicking on the Add/Remove button. Well there are usually two ways to do this, the first is safer, you can reinstall the program and then remove it using the add/remove program. The second involves registry editting for that go to, it's given in detail how to do this. Hope this helps :-)
2 possible ways to do it:

1. download and use microsoft Tweakui, a control panel applet, to clean up the dead-items.

2. edit the registry directly:

lauanch regedit.exe and navigate to the following key:


Find the item and delete it directly.

good luck.


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Cyber_KnightAuthor Commented:
TweakUI is awesome, thanx a million
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