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Control Panel -Add/Remove Programs (Extraneous debris)

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by johnb94, Jan 7, 2008.

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  1. johnb94

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    I seem to remember reading somewhere a method to remove program entries from the Programs list that are no longer applicable, ie when the program has been removed but somehow leaves an entry in the list. Can anyone help please?
     
  2. devil_himself

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    Note :- backup your Regsitry

    To remove the invalid from the Add/Remove applet manually

    Start Registry Editor (Regedit.exe).
    Locate the following key in the registry:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
    Look for the name of the program with the orphaned entry.
    Delete the entire listing for the software with the orphaned entry.
    Close the registry editor.
     
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    Many Thanks (and for the speed of reply) - It worked a treat. I'm most grateful
    John B
     
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    Glad We Could Help

    You Can Use The "Thread Tools" At The Top To Mark The 'Thread' As "Solved"
     
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