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Deleting a program name in Add/Remove?

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In Windows 95, how do I delete the name of a
program that appears in the Add/Remove
program listing? I have already deleted the
program and all associated files, but the
name of the program persists in showing up in
the listing of installed programs in the
Add/Remove program listing a

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by SyscoKid In reply to Deleting a program name i ...

Using regedit you can go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

To see which application each sub-key represents, open it and there should be at least two values 'DisplayName' and 'UninstallString'. 'DisplayName' is the name used in the Add/Remove programs list.

Find the ones you want and delete the sub-key representing that program.

You could also use Microsoft's TweakUI.

Finally, there are many free- and shareware programs that will do this. Here's one called Add/Remove Cleaner (shareware).

http://distortions.com/software/addrem.htm

Here's one called JoneSoft Uninstall Cleaner:

http://www.ozemail.com.au/~jaesenj/downloads/jsuic.exe

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by cd In reply to Deleting a program name i ...

In the WINDOWS directory, there is the executable REGEDIT.EXE that edits WIN registry. After you run it, in its menu you have FIND and FIND NEXT. With these, you search for the name of the program. Delete each key that contains the name of the program you have already deleted.

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by mphoffar In reply to Deleting a program name i ...

Answer 1 is correct in that you can remove those through regedit with that key.

If you're uncomfortable with this, TweakUI has tool that you can just select what you want and remove it like you would a start menu entry

Mark

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by mayuresh In reply to Deleting a program name i ...

Tweak UI does the job just fine.
I also like System Mechanic.
It's got a ton of featues to play around with, and u can really set ur windows the way u like to.
it's url is http://www.iolo.com

regards
mayuersh

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