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Clear "Add/Remove Programs"

Posted on 2003-12-10
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hello

i know very little about Windows 2000 internal workings so my apologies if this is a stupid question.

CONTEXT:

I have a machine which had quite alot of visual basic dll's and visual basic active x exe's installed on it.  These programs all appear in Add/Remove programs under administrative tools.

Unfortunately all of these programs have been deleted from the C:\Program Files.  But they have not gone through proper uninstalls.  

This means that all of the applications are still visible in Add/Remove programs despite not being present on the machine.

THE PROBLEM:

When i go to remove these from add/remove programs i get message "Could not open log file" and it gives the original address of the application log file (which has been manually deleted).


MY QUESTION:

How can i clear add/Remove programs of these applications?  Without having to reinstall windows 2000!


thanks




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Question by:cocosteel
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Start > Run regedit

Look in the sub keys of this key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
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by:cocosteel
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i have found them - do i just delete each ones folder?
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by:CrazyOne
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Yeah
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by:cocosteel
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thanks
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