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How to remove programs from add/remove listing

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I have some programs still displayed in add/remove program listing even those programs are not in my PC any more.

My question is how to remove them from the listing in control panel - add/remove programs

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Question by:ashrafsalah
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by:FatherTime
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you can edit the registory. go to hkey_local_machine\software. here you will find all the software installed. just delete the folder to which you no longer have any software installed. exit out and restart windows. then you control panel add/remove programs will be updated.
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by:stochastic
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ashrafsalah,

I presume you have tried to remove them through the add/remove in control panel, and still the entries have not gone.

You may be able to do this by cleaning your registry. Several good registry cleaning packages are available, some for free (like at http://www.download.com). These should be able to clean up the unwanted entries. Be careful while cleaning your registry; if it gets corrupted, you could have big problems. I would suggest you backup your registry first.

Also please see the MSDN article at
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q141/6/97.asp?LN=EN-US&SD=SO&FR=0


- stochastic
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by:PLansdowne
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You can use TweakUI to remove those entries or you can do what FatherTime suggested.

Go to Run and type Regedit.

Go to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

It is from there that you will see a list of the programs on your Add/Remove list.  Simply delete the appropriate key and you're all set.
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by:1cell
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wow, that was neat
i had an answer and then read Plansdowne's and decided not to duplicate it but I never hit submit!  sorry, and Plansdowne has the answer
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You shouldn't just go to the Add/ Remove setting in Control Panel. Yuo should try to find all files in Start+ Find then type XXX where 'XXX' is the file name. Just use uninstaller whever it's available. Good Luck
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by:1cell
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now THAT'S an answer!

FSzczepansk1, I am assuming you are new here and with that, welcome!  However, we follow some protocol at this site.  First, we do not use other people's comments in our answers and more appropriately for your comment, we do not post answers at all unless we know that they will solve the issue without any further advice.  Your answer does not even address the question and posting it has locked the question, prohibiting other experts freom possible providing a solution.  In this case the answer has already been given for all intents and it's up to the questioner to decide.  Plaese change you answer to a comment and try to adhere to this protocol in the future.  
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