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Windows 98 add/remove troubles

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by sandbarn1, Dec 2, 2001.

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  1. sandbarn1

    sandbarn1 Thread Starter

    Dec 2, 2001
    After uninstalling a program using the "add/remove programs" icon in the control panel of Windows 98, I noticed some slowness in response time. This cleared up after the program was uninstalled. BUT . . . the next time I went to the "add/remove" there were no programs at all listed as having ever been installed. Previously there was a complete list of all installed programs on the machine. A local computer maven suggested that the registry was possibly hosed. However, he did not know how to tell the OS to rescan the installed programs and list them. Since that time, I have installed a few programs and they ARE showing up on the list. How can I get the machine to list all the installed programs? sandbarn1
  2. rkselby98


    May 6, 2000
  3. Mosaic1


    Aug 17, 2001
    If you restore a previous registry, all the entries from anything you have since removed will now be there. You should try reinstalling this program and then do the
    scanreg /restore

    Afterwards, export the following key for safe keeping.


    Click on uninstall. Go to the toolbar>registry and export this file.
    Now remove this program again. If the same thing happens. Double click on the key you saved to put the Add remove entries back. Then go into the registry and remove the uninstall information for the program you have just removed.
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