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    can't remove program in Add/Remove

    I have a program that shows up in the Control Panel Add/Remove list but when I click on it, I do not get the normal feedback which shows the 'Change/Remove' button, rather nothing at all happens. I tried double-clicking and right-click, nothing. I ended up just removing the program from ProgramFiles (the program does not have its own uninstall tool) which I know is a bad thing to do usually. Now how do I clean up ControlPanel- Add/Remove so that this one entry doesn't get displayed? I do have admin rights.

    Thnx, Deb <img src=/S/help.gif border=0 alt=help width=23 height=15>

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    Re: can't remove program in Add/Remove

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q247501>How to Manually Remove Programs from the Add/Remove Programs List (Q247501)</A>

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    Re: can't remove program in Add/Remove

    Perfect! Easy edit too. I gotta spend some time looking thru the registry some more to see what all is there so I don't ask these kind of questions anymore...

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    Re: can't remove program in Add/Remove

    The programs are also listed in, for Win 2000,

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentV ersionApp ManagementARPCache]

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    Re: can't remove program in Add/Remove

    Hi
    You can do this without accessing the Registry, should you have any qualms about doing it that way.
    Do you have the Windws PowerToy 'TweakUI' installed? This allows you to remove entries from the A/R Programs list without uninstalling the program.
    Even better, there is a freeware app called Add Remove Pro which is much faster and has more functions than the MS equivalent. Again, it allows you to edit the list.

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