Jan 15, 2005 - General, Windows 2000, Windows XP    2 Comments

Question: How can you remove invalid listings from Add/remove programs:

This method involves editing the registry. Make sure to have a verified registry backup before editing the registry

Select Start > Run

In the Open: line type regedit and press Enter.

Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstall

The Add/Remove Programs list is built from the keys listed beneath the Uninstall folder.

Locate the key for the program that has been uninstalled, right click the key and click Delete.

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2 Comments

  • Thank you for a prompt and helpful response to my question.

  • hello

    im having trouble about access my ADD/REMOVE programs from my control panel, it just doesnt obey…all the control panel is fine, but this key does not open my add/remove programs, please help me,,,

    thank you

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