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Delete leftover names in Add/Remove

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by symyee, May 2, 2008.

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  1. symyee

    symyee Thread Starter

    May 2, 2008
    Hi ... I have uninstalled a software program through Add/Remove. The program did uninstall, HOWEVER, the name of the software remained in the Add/Remove list and is blank. I tried reinstalling the program and then uninstalling it again hoping it would fix the problem but it never. Now there are two name the same left in Add/Remove. The software was for a Canon camera & I have Windows XP. Hoping someone can help. Thanks
  2. devil_himself


    Apr 7, 2007
    To remove the invalid/orphaned entries from the Add/Remove applet manually [Windows 2000/XP]

    1. Start Registry Editor (Regedit.exe).
    2. Locate the following key in the registry:
    3. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
    4. Make sure you backup the keys by exporting them to a .reg file.
    5. Look for the name of the program with the orphaned entry.
    6. Delete the entire listing for the software with the orphaned entry.
    7. Close the registry editor.
    8. Restart your computer.
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