Control Panel's Add\Remove Programs

A two part question:

1.  When I go to Control Panel, click on Add/Remove Programs, get the Add/Remove Program Properties screen, I see the following statement,
"The following software can be automatically removed by Windows...."

This may be true for some of the programs listed, but others return the message,
"Uninstall data could not be found at the specified location.  Cannot uninstall."

I understand that it is looking for a file with the *.isu extension and can
not find it.  I do not have, in most cases, the original program to reinstall and recreate the *.isu file.  What is the best way to remove such programs.

2.  I have programs listed in the Add/Remove Programs Properties screen that no longer exist.  I would like to remove these "program listings" but do not know how.  Any suggestions?
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You can use Regedit to manually remove entries from the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall


This will remove them from the Add/Remove list.

However, if the applications put other entries in your registry, they will still be there (Usually under the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE keys)

You'll find them all in your registry at

Regards, Bud
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