How to clean add/remove registry entries.

Posted on 2007-07-31
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
I have some items showing up in my Add/Remove screen and I was wondering how can I manually clean these out? These programs no longer are installed on my computer and I can't delete them.

System: XP Pro SP2

Question by:jray9242
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    Accepted Solution

    You can use the clean-up utility described and linked to here:
    LVL 66

    Assisted Solution

    Search the registry under the following Key fot the name you want to remove....


    Then simply delete the subkey on the left under the Uninstall Key...Back up the registry first, so there is a failsafe if something goes wrong...
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    Assisted Solution

    The entries in Add/Remove Programs are stored in the registry in this location:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Uninstall

    You could use regedit to go there and manually remove the unwanted entries.

    Hope this helps!



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    Awesome guys!


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