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?
Lace11Asked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

cmcgeeCommented:
You can use Regedit to manually remove entries from the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

Key.

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)


Craig
0
smeebudCommented:
You'll find them all in your registry at
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

Regards, Bud
http://www.geocities.com/~budallen/
Bud's Win95 Win98 Tips and Troubleshooter
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
cmcgeeCommented:
Sigh....I hate it when I accidentally press Comment instead of Answer.....

Craig
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows OS

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.