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Add/Remove Programs Not Listed

Question: Add/Remove Programs Not Listed

I have backed up a friends data and used the dreaded red floppy to restore to factory settings. The Packard Bell software appeared to do this successfully and I then set about trying to remove various programs from add/remove. Virtually nothing was listed!For example Adobe Reader 5 is installed and working on the computer but doesn`t appear nor is it listed in All Programs. As basically all the preinstalled software. (Power DVD is listed in All Programmes but again not in Add/Remove)I`ve googled but can`t seem to find a clue - it sounds like a registry problem. Anyone experienced this before?

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Answer: Add/Remove Programs Not Listed

The Add & Remove data is located in the registry & as you have reverted back to factory setting the registry no longer contains information regarding the programs that were installed after factory default. You could try re-installing the programs you want to remove & hopefully you should then be able to remove them.

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I reinstalled Windows XP. For some reason, all of my old programs show up in Windows Explorer, but not in the Start Menu or in Control Panel/Add Remove Programs. Is there a way to fix this?

Thanks for any help.
 

Answer:Programs Not Listed in Start Menu Or Add/Remove Programs

I would guess that you need to re-install all of them for them to do that,its just a guess,try it with one and see if it works .....
 

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I reinstalled Windows XP. For some reason, all of my old programs show up in Windows Explorer, but not in the Start Menu or in Control Panel/Add Remove Programs. Is there a way to fix this?

Thanks for any help.

Answer:Programs Not Listed in Start Menu Or Add/Remove Programs

Hey, i assume when you re-installed XP you attempted to keep your programs?

When re-installing XP i believe the registry is re-written, which would account for them being missing from the Add/Remove programs panel.

As for the start menu, star menu entries can be found in these two directories:

Code:
C:/Documents and Settings/All Users/Start Menu
C:/Documents and Settings/[Your Username]/Start Menu
i'm assuming they've been re-written too, if the programs still run then all you need to do is drag a shortcut to the main EXE into one of them folders, if they don't i suggest you re-install them.

Could you clarify how you re-installed XP? did you choose some non-destructive re-install(in order to keep your programs)?

Cheers,
Jamey

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Hi,

I have a number of programs that I want to get off my computer. None of them have an uninstall option. Some say to go to add/remove programs to remove them. However, none of them are listed in add/remove programs. How do I get them off my computer? Thanks.
 

Answer:How Do I Remove Programs If They Aren't Listed In Add/Remove Programs?

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When I go to the Change or Remove Programs Button of the Add-Remove Programs window in the Control Panel, there are no programs listed at all. The window is totally blank. The list for the Currently Installed Programs is completely empty. Does anyone know how I can get my installed programs displayed so that I can delete a couple? Any reason why this would happen?

I have Windows XP.

Thanks for your help!
 

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When I go to the Change or Remove Programs Button of the Add-Remove Programs window in the Control Panel, there are no programs listed at all. The window is totally blank. The list for the Currently Installed Programs is completely empty. Does anyone know how I can get my installed programs displayed so that I can delete a couple? Any reason why this would happen?

I have Windows XP.

Thanks for your help!
 

Answer:No programs listed in Add/Remove Programs Window

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When I go to the Change or Remove Programs Button of the Add-Remove Programs window in the Control Panel, there are no programs listed at all. The window is totally blank. The list for the Currently Installed Programs is completely empty. Does anyone know how I can get my installed programs displayed so that I can delete a couple? Any reason why this would happen?

I have Windows XP.

Thanks for your help!
 

Answer:No programs listed in Add/Remove Programs Window

Please don't post duplicate threads for the same problem.

Closing duplicate, Please continue with this here:

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=267053
 

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Hello you really nice people. Since you have helped me on several occasions, I thought I'd try one more time.

I don't know exactly when it happened; however, at some point after I installed winXP as a dual boot and have been trying out some dvd burning software, I cannot add/remove programs in win2000... it states that "no programs are currently installed on this computer."

I have tried spybot (which found a few things and have been repaired)... I have tried Norton PC Doctor (which found a few things, all of which could not necessarily be repaired) and as a last resort I downloaded a freeware program Add/Remove Programs to get my program uninstalled.

In the midst of all this, I foolishly installed service pack 4 and then had to promptly uninstall it (I think it was a conflict with my video capture card -- got the blue screen of death at reboot [even in safe mode!!]). I was able to uninstall that because I had the good sense to back up and let it give me the uninstall option.

Any other ideas ??? I am going blind trying to follow the msn knowledge base suggestions checking the registry...

I don't know what information you need from me to try and help me out, so if you need any logs or stuff that I see other people post, please let me know how to capture that information for you as well... I'm pretty computer smart, just not really troubleshooting experienced... in other words, I just build em and learn as I go along.

For starters:

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Answer:Win2000 - Add/Remove Programs - No Programs Listed??

I'm bumping this up... I still have found no solutions... I've run Norton PC Doctor and WinDoctor... spybot... housecalls... I've reinstalled 2000 to repair and still no luck....

Someone out there has to know how to resolve this stupid error. I just know it's something simple that I don't know about... or as I always say... it's just something stupid... it almost always is.

Help please???????????

Patty
 

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I found Snap Do on my computer last night. I've read many "fixes" for it and they all say to start by uninstalling the program. It isn't listed in my Control Panel / Add Remove Programs.
I downloaded SypwareHunter as it seemed to imply that it would find the program. After installing, scanning, rebooting (all that was required), there's still no sign of it--instead it brings me to a page where they want $29.99 to fix it. I don't know about anyone else, but when a program says free and has you do all that work and then hit you up for $, I get angry and refuse to purchase their product. Same thing happened with SparkTrust.
Has anyone else run into this problem--it not showing up in the add/remove programs? I know it's on the computer as the homepage was hi-jacked and Spyware Hunter showed 28 threats all to do with this program.
Another question--there's hardly nothing on this computer--do you think a reformat will take care of this? At first, the hi-jacking didn't bother me, but the more I read, the more malicious I find this to be and I want to get rid of it. I've also heard some proggies U pay for don't work.
Any help would be appreciated...Sue

Answer:How do I remove snap do when it's not listed in add/remove programs?

Don't know what snap Do is but a little search found this web page Click here that may help

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i downloaded a media player program which was a virus i managed to erase it but now programs are listed wrong , add/remove won't open , user account won't open , short cut iron are wrong there for not opening , my virus protection , is not being noticed ,so i get that you may not be protected warning , non of my search irons work , and i access the internet throw security center can any one help e--mail me at [email protected] when it first happen the computer said something about a windows 32 error but i can't remember the hole thing .

Answer:know programs listed in add/remove

Remove your email address or you will get increasing junk email forever. Never put it in open text on the internet unless disguised from spammers engines. We work on the forum not email.Try MalwareBytes freebie and see if that helps.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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Hi, when I go to the add/remove programs in control panel, it only lists about 6 installed programs,does not go past 'A' ,adobe etc. Looking to uninstall some programs but cant see how if they are not listed. Any help most appreciated. Thanks Mike

Answer:add remove programs, not all listed

mikef90,what Os are you using.? Also what version of Internet explorer.?

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I downloaded and ran HighjackThis once and noticed that it is now listed in my Add/Remove Programs List. Why is this? I thought it didn't actually install anything on your computer?

(I originally had it in a folder on my desktop, I think that's where it was when I ran it, then I moved it to the Programs Folder on C:, then I moved it back to my desktop. Not that any of that would matter...)

On a side note, I also ran that Startup program, and that didn't add anything to my Add/Remove Programs List...

Any help is appreciated -- thanks!

Answer:Why Is Hijackthis Listed In My Add/remove Programs?

Hello,

Not sure what your problem is though..
Hijackthis is listed in your add/remove programs because when you start Hijackthis the first time, it looks where Hijackthis is located and puts an entry in the Uninstall entry in your Registry.

Hijackthis does indeed add some registry entries when you run it, so using add/remove deletes the entries from the registry.

The startup program doesn't add anything to the registry as far as I know.

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I am curious about why programs on my work computer are not listed in the add or remove programs in control panel (XP). This has caused me a few problems in the pasts when I need to delete programs and had to find the software supplier on a website to give me an uninstall program. There are many programs not listed. e.g windows office
 

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Hi, My OS is wondows 7. and I found out that there are only a few programs listed in my control panel/add remove programs.The programs are those that have been installed within the last 2 weeks.All the other programs installed before than that have been gone from the list.I don't know what happened.How can I have all the programs listed in add/remove programs?Thanks, J

Answer:There are only a few programs listed in add/remove prog

Also make sure you are logged in as administrator. If you use (preferred) normal user for daily use and many of the programs were installed as administrator or before you started using a limited user account, they may not show up unless you are logged in as administrator.Also when you look for restore options, not that you should have a 'button' to "Show More Restore Points". If you do, then you will be able to see all of your restore points.By default your system should reserve 12% of your disk space for your restore points. Less than 8% (unless you have a very large disk) is not generally recommended.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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Got a litle problem with missing programs under control panel/add/remove programs. there is also the issue that of those items listed, there is no remove feature to it either. I've checked my HijackThis log - thats fine, I've had a look at sfc /scannow and regedit to check the uninstal registry (no positive or negative values). Without doing a complete format (out of the question at the moment) and system restore not active (due to previous problems last week) i have NO idea.Can anyone help ?? Its got me stumped this one !!

Answer:Missing Add/Remove Programs Listed

Thought i should add - the only programs recently installed was my Motorola Phone Tools & related programs supplied - Avanquest

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A friend is having problems with IE 5 and I directed her to Add/Remove Programs so she could repair it. However, IE is not listed in the list of programs. I got her to do a search to try and locate it and it is in C:\Windows.

Is this unusual? Mine is located in Program Files and of course is listed in the Add/Remove Programs list.

I am going to uninstall it for her and install IE5.5 from a CD but I was wondering why her original version is not listed in Add/Remove programs.

Lyn
 

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hi In my Add Remove Programs icon i have no programs listed, IS there something that can be done to do a go back, i tried a system restore but my computer cannot locate any restore point

Answer:There are no programs listed in my ADD REmove PRograms

How long did you let it sit for the list to populate ? ?

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well as the title says, im cleaning up a friends computer and he's got TONS of games and programs he doesnt use anymore, but, the thing is, they're not listed in the start-programs or the add/remove program in control panel.
But when i check the c:\program files drive...whoaaa...tons of folders...what's the best way to remove these programs? just delete the folders and hunt them down in regedit? thanks in advance guys....
 

Answer:removing programs not listed in add/remove -control panel

well when i delete games in add/remove program it almost always leaves folders half-empty so it would be better if you removed them manually including the desktop chortcuts.

the add/remove program is for people who don't understand windows.
 

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I'm looking at a laptop with Vista Home Premium, and in the Add/Remove Programs list is something called "RC_Vista.exe". A screen shot is attached. I did some quick Googling and didn't find anything concrete....
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Answer:"Mystery" file listed in Ad//Remove Programs

Hey dlb, did you see this...
http://social.answers.microsoft.com...a/thread/d9990ca8-12f2-496b-859e-3731db6bd649
 

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I have xp home. I use word perfect 12. I installed word perfect 8 today just to see if it would help me open some files that wouldn't open in 12 (it didn't work.) Now I want to uninstall word perfect 8, but it is not listed in add/remove programs and I can't find an uninstall feature anywhere, whether on the wp program or on xp....how do I get rid of it?
 

Answer:Solved: How do I remove program not listed in "programs"?

Look in the directory that WP 8.0 is installed in. Sort by file type and look for an uninstall.exe or something along those lines.
 

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I have been noticing some ridiculous lag that occurs at seemingly random times. It's not as bad as it was before I ran malwarebytes; however I still get random spikes of lag. Usually when this happens I see certain programs in the task manager that I almost never see. They are listed below:

dllhost.exe *32 (multiple instances)
dpnsvr.exe *32
dllhst3g *32
ctfmon.exe *32
NAPSTAT.exe
logagent.exe
msfeedssync.exe
wextraxt.exe
upnpcont.exe
rundll32.exe
 

Answer:Unknown programs causing HUGE lag and CPU usage (suspected programs listed in post)

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It began when I was browsing and out-of-the-blue a popup saying "HDD Failure - etc. etc. We recommend you restart your machine" came up, it looked legit so I checked out my PC to see some desktop items (not all) had dissappeared. Naturally I restarted machine and went on my normal user;

- my desktop was completely black and their were no icons, their were only a few programs listed in all programs aswell.

- A program called "Windows XP Fix" was running, it was obviously false software, I managed to delete its root (i think) from All Users / Application Data / 01032483.exe (or something)

- A program called browser+ was in my All Programs which it let me uninstall.

- If i go to a different user there's desktop icons and i can use my browser (still limited All Programs though) but if i click on a link it sends me to different web pages like canadasasquach.com or matalan.com (lol?) it's really messed :/)

Stuff is attached I appreciate your help <3
- Axel

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DDS (Ver_2011-06-23.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_24
Run by Mum at 2:48:22 on 2011-07-09
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============== Running Processes ===============
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\??\C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG10\avgchsvx.exe
\??\C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG10\avgrsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\SCardSvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\netdde.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\msdtc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\aspnet_state.exe
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Answer:No Desktop icons or programs listed in All Programs, random false sofware viruses ++

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I'm running Windows 7 and a few months back had to remove Snap.do and some other unwanted programs.  I managed to get them off, I beleive.  I'm not sure, but I beleive I had to delete some folders to get them off fully. Subsequent Superantispyware runs did not report any unwanted programs.
This morning Avast alerted me Snap.do was back.  I opened a browser and confirmed the home page was hijacked.  Avast said it could remove it for me and when I looked, the home page was back and Snap.do wasn't on my list of programs in control panel>prorams and features.
I ran malware bytes and nothing too bad was found.  I ran Superantispyware and it reported regcleaner pro, Advanced Sysrem Protector and AppsHat Mobile Apps were installed.  I let the Super antispyware try to remove them and also cleaned out some tracking cookies.  I cehcked programs and the 3 weren't there.  Re-running Super antispyware however keeps reporting they're in my system.
Any ideas?  Was my original removal not successful?  Can these apps hide?

Answer:spyware scanner found unwanted programs not listed in programs and features

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I'm running Windows 7 and a few months back had to remove Snap.do and some other unwanted programs.  I managed to get them off, I beleive.  I'm not sure, but I beleive I had to delete some folders to get them off fully. Subsequent Superantispyware runs did not report any unwanted programs.
This morning Avast alerted me Snap.do was back.  I opened a browser and confirmed the home page was hijacked.  Avast said it could remove it for me and when I looked, the home page was back and Snap.do wasn't on my list of programs in control panel>prorams and features.
I ran malware bytes and nothing too bad was found.  I ran Superantispyware and it reported regcleaner pro, Advanced Sysrem Protector and AppsHat Mobile Apps were installed.  I let the Super antispyware try to remove them and also cleaned out some tracking cookies.  I cehcked programs and the 3 weren't there.  Re-running Super antispyware however keeps reporting they're in my system.
 
Boopme kindly walked me through the DDS process and I'm posting the logs
I did post on another help site before knowing the rule of no posting elsewhere.  I closed that thread, so please do not shut this down.
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17126
Run by Valued Customer at 20:40:49 on 2014-06-27
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8147.5962 [GMT -4:00]
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Some (3, out of maybe 20) of my installed Programs, all working perfectly well, are not listed in Control Panel -> Programs and Features.

Any ideas on how to rectify this, please?

Thank you.

Answer:Some installed Programs not listed in Programs and Features...

Some programs do not really "Install" by using normal installation process by writing entries in the Registry and so don't show up as uninstallable. "Portable programs" are an example. If they don't have Uninstall.exe (or similar file) in it's folder, you can just delete folder and shortcut.

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Some (3, out of maybe 20) of my installed Programs, all working perfectly well, are not listed in Control Panel -> Programs and Features.

Any ideas on how to rectify this, please?

Thank you.

Answer:Some installed Programs not listed in Programs and Features...

Some programs do not really "Install" by using normal installation process by writing entries in the Registry and so don't show up as uninstallable. "Portable programs" are an example. If they don't have Uninstall.exe (or similar file) in it's folder, you can just delete folder and shortcut.

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hey guys'i tried fire wall x-treme ,that was a demo.a very good firewall but when the expiary date was around the corner i tried a crack . it didn~t worked and the program was corrupted .now it is listed in add \remove but there is no option to remove it.when i try to re install it it says that there is already one installed we cant do it again.i removed the folder from program files .deleted all entries fr0m registry through regedit but the problem is there.i neeeeed help

Answer:a program listed in add\remove ;without remove opt

Try running click here then re-installing.

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I need to remove a program from my computer.  However, it isn't listed in Add/Remove Programs & it doesn't have an uninstall file.  How do I get it off my computer?  Thanks.  

Answer:How To Remove Program Not Listed In Add/Remove?

You could search for it and delete the .exe file. But first, give more info because it depends on the OS and program type.  

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Question: no programs listed

althou there is programs on my computer and all work non of them show in programs and features through control panel and don't show either on cc cleaner help please
 

Answer:no programs listed

Have you tried downloading revo uninstaller http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/revo_uninstaller.html that could pick up your programs.
 

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Hi -I have Vista Home Basic  32 bit.  I notice that when I go to Control Panel  - Programs and Features several programs are listed such as Adobe AIR.  When I go to "start" and "All Programs" they are not listed.  Should they be listed in "All Programs and what can I do about it?   Thanks    Bob

Answer:Where are programs listed?

Adobe AIR is not a program per se, so it's not listed in programs list.See here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Integrated_RuntimeIf you're not a developer, you can safely uninstall it.

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Question: Listed programs

Programs listed in Programs are different than programs listed on the Install/change window.
1. What are the differences in these two program listings?
2. What determines where a program is listed?
Thanks

Answer:Listed programs

Hello Moose,

The Programs and Features (Control Panel) window will only include installed programs that have a uninstall option. Most do these days though.

I'm not sure what location you mean with "Programs". If you mean the C:\Programs Files folder, then the programs that come with Windows 7 will not be listed in Programs and Features.

Please post back with more details on that location so we can take a look to see for you.

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On my Vista, the programs listed in Programs are different than the programs listed in Uninstall/change ....
What is the difference between the programs in the two listings and what determines where a program is listed?
Thank you.
 

Answer:Programs listed on pc

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Hoping some one can assist... Just got my new Vista Ultimate x64 computer. I'm new to Vista and learned that the system sets up 2 program files: one for 64x bit and 1 for 32 bit programs. My issue is HP has loaded a whole slew of crapware and I want to clean it out... I can see it in the x86 files (as well as numerous shortcuts on my desktop) but I cannot find the programs in the add/remove program utility. I had CCleaner as well and they are not listed in there either.

Additionally, when I navigate to the programs I do not see any options to uninstall. Is there a way to get these programs sitting in the x86 folder to show up in my uninstall list?

Some examples of what I'd like to remove are:
Easy Bits for Kids
JunoPreloader
MSN toolbar
Netzero preloader
Online Services
Ebay

If I just delete these folders from the x86 folder they dont uninstall, correct?

any direction or assistance is greatly appreciated.. Thanks!

Answer:Uninstalling x86 programs: not listed

think I solved my issue.. I dont think the items in question are really installed.. they are trials so they just link in to the shortcuts. I deleted the shortcuts and removed the folders in the program list.. we'll see..

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I used the Add/Remove Programs to uninstall several programs and they were and are, no longer showing in the Control Panel listing. I obviously thought they had been successfully removed. Whilst trying to find something else on my PC, using Start, right-click Explore etc, I found these same programs still listed. Can I just delete them again from this list and will they be gone for good then? And do you know why they are still listed at all if theoretically they are already uninstalled?

Answer:Uninstalled programs still listed

click here

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My Windows 10 START button shows an alphabetical listing of programs on my PC, but some are missing - how come? Is there a way for Win 10 to display ALL of my executable files (including any that I've downloaded and installed) ?

For example, my vlc.exe program (from VIDEOLAN) is not under the "V" listing as I'd expected.

Answer:Win 10: not all programs are alphabetically listed

Mine have newly installed progs (must call them "apps" nowadays!) at the top, then "most used"... for goodness sake just list in alphabetical order, then we know where we are - or where they are

Microsoft are garbling things and hiding things and generally taking us backwards, grrrr.

I expect someone knows how to sort out the programs list, tho - I'm thinking of installing Start10 (or there's a similar one that's free), but not until I get this darn laptop completely set up for my needs.

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I use Windows XP SP 3 on my 5 yr old HP laptop. There are 2 programs I no longer need. Casino Master and Masquee Casino Game Pack. Neither has built-in uninstall feature. They are not shown when I check Control panel/Add-Remove Programs.
Free version of Revo uninstaller doesn't show it either!
Windows Explorer/program files does not show them!
When I click Start/All programs/ Either software, it opens.

I believe they don't take much hard drive space. But, it is annoying that I cannot get rid of them.
What should I do without messing my computer?

Thanks for suggestions.
 

Answer:Uninstalling programs lot listed!!

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In Programs and features there are some programs listed that when I try and uninstall them it says the program doesn't exist (which it doesn't, I probably deleted them manually), but can I stop them from showing in the Programs and Features list?

Answer:Programs Listed That Don't Exist

Use Windows Cleanup Utilityclick here

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.I have just installed program but when I went into all programs it is not listed,But when I go into control center then uninstall programs it is listed can someone explain it would not be listed in all programs.

Answer:Program not listed in all programs

You may have to turn the computer off and on again for it to appear. What's the program?

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I have updated with free Windows 10 from 7 and Google Chrome will not update but gives an error message & after researching, I've tried everything suggested on the web including regedit but not technically able to figure out how to uninstall a program any another way. Haven't found that covers the exact problem.

Answer:How can I uninstall Chrome when it isn't listed in Programs?

Click on Start. Now click on All Apps. Scroll down and find Chrome in the list. Right click, and select Uninstall. That should do it.
If it is not listed here, it is possible you are running Chrome Portable, in which case you only need to delete the file directory where it is installed.

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When I click on the Windows icon in the lower left corner of my screen, a menu opens. At the bottom of that menu is a line that says "all programs". It opens into a menu of programs on my machine.

Inside of "all programs" is listed a folder called Microsoft. Inside of it is Outlook 2010.

However, I recently wanted to send an email using Outlook 2010 by clicking on a link on a website. A window opened that would allow me to select the email client I wanted to use from a list of programs. But I can't find Outlook 2010.

When I click the Windows icon in the lower left corner of my screen & then on "computer" and then on C drive, there is listed in C drive two folders, Programs & Programs (x86). However, the Microsoft folder containing Outlook 2010 is not in either one of them.

When I did a search for Outlook 2010 on my C drive, the result said it can be found at
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft Office

However, I cick the Windows icon in the lower left corner of my screen & then on "computer" and then on C drive, I cannot find a ProgramData directory. So, where is my Ourlook 2010?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Where Do I Find The Files Listed In All Programs?

The default installation location for Outlook 2010 is C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14.
 

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It is my belief that we are approaching a crisis point in Windows malware infestations. Recently I helped someone who found all the standard document types encrypted with two-factor encryption, along with a demand for payment to decrypt them (CryptoLocker malware). The only help I could offer was how not to have that happen again by setting a Group Policy to deny executables in %appdata%. This is done in software restriction policies of the local security policy.

Now %appdata% typically is c:\users\username\appdata\roaming and can be written to by anything or anybody - it's for data after all - but nothing stops programs silently installing and executing from there as well. Hence the need for a software restriction policy - details http://windowssecrets.com/newsletter/cryptolocker-a-particularly-pernicious-virus/

It is also wise to use UAC on level 1 to 3 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_Account_Control so every non-system application puts up a warning and you have to click to allow it to happen. That prevents most software installed in any place from running without you knowing. The problem is, UAC is a very blunt tool, and I would like to have certain programs I often use (for example backups) operate as white-listed programs so I don't have the irritation of the screen dimming and having to approve every time I use them.

How do I do that ? UAC and local security policy seem to be two independant things.
 

Answer:Can I overrule UAC with white-listed programs?

I don't think you can, that's the point. Otherwise apps would add themselves to the whitelist.

At the end of the day, the person installing the malware is the users.
 

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I have Microsoft Office installed, and I want to use Outlook as my default client, but every time I try to click a mailto link, it always bring up Windows Live. When I try to select Outlook as default from the Default Programs list, it's not even on the list. It also isn't listed in the Associations. I've tried repairing my Office installation, and it's still not showing up. I have it checked in Outlook to be default, but that doesn't seem to do much. How can I get Outlook on my Default Programs list?

Answer:MS Outlook not listed on W7 Default Programs

They didn't include it. Use another email client or use the live mail that came with it.Playing to the angelsLes Paul (1915-2009)

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hi

i was uninstalling a program and noticed this program had been installed i did not install it or agree to it is it a virus ?

its the one at the top highlited and underlined


thanks for any help you can provide

Answer:program i did not install listed under programs?

Hello Billy,

"Search Protection" looks like one of those extra options not paid attention to that get installed while installing another program. I'd recommend to uninstall this garbage.

Search Protection by Spigot - Should I Remove It?

?The Spigot Search Settings is an application which is part of the Spigot Toolbar. Spigot searchsettings.exe'spurpose is to check periodically your default search engine and restore it to Yahoo in case you agreed to set it to Yahoo in the first place and another application is trying to change it. It's easy to uninstall Spigot Inc Seach Settings at any time. Since the application is part of the toolbar, you must uninstall the Spigot toolbar and that will remove all tracks of searchsettings.exe spigot. Removing a Spigot toolbar from the control panel is easy - Just follow the steps below. Neither the Toolbar nor search settings Spigot Inc are not Spigot Malware, they are simple programs that can be removed easily from your machine. The toolbar communicates with our servers from time to time to check for available software updates such as bug fixes, patches, enhanced functions and new versions. By installing the toolbar, you agree to automatically request and receive updates. When there is a material change to the reference notices or the toolbar software, we will notify you though a pop-up in your web browser. At that point you will be given the chance to accept the new changes and update the toolbar or decline the new changes a... Read more

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Having problem with graphics not showing up in email (Windows Live and Thunderbird). I have tried at least ten suggestions from internet but no help. Found that .jpeg is not listed in default -- is this a problem and/or how do I make it show?

Answer:.jpeg not listed in default programs

Hi Potomac, Welcome to Seven Forums.

You could try restoring the default file association - Default File Type Associations - Restore

Regards,
JDobbsy1987

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I'm trying to uninstall a program but find that it is not listed in add/remove. When I do a 'search' for this program it turns up a pageful of contents associated with it. I am using XP sp1. Any assistance would be appreciated.Rgds, Mike.

Answer:program not listed in add/remove

Have you looked for an Uninstall option in the start menu entry for the program, or a program called Unwise.exe within it's actual Program Files/ folder.If the uninstall info has gone missing, re-install the program to put it back so you can uninstall it.

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Hi,I have a program shown within programs 'add and remove' but when I try to remove it I cant. It's not shown within the normal directory path under 'programs'.I don't use the program but I would like to remove it from the listing. There is also a program show with a red cross through it, what does the red cross mean, other than maybe dont erase??Thanks

Answer:program listed but cant remove

Hi, run CCleaner and got to Tools to fix this.click here

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Hey, our school just gave us new Dell laptops operating on Windows 7 Enterprise. Everything worked for the first day, then today when I tried to open Internet Explorer, a message appeared asking me what program i would like to open it with. I didn't pay much attention and clicked Internet Explorer. Now every program appears with the Internet Explorer icon and appears as a .lnk file. I've looked up some solutions on the internet, but none have worked so far.

Any help would be greatly appreciated... if I can't fix it then i'll have to return it to the IT department to fix it

Answer:All programs listed as Internet Explorer (.lnk0

It's your IT departments job to fix it. If it were me I would take it to them. It's like a warranty, someone (your parents or you) is paying for the salaries of the IT department, make them do their job.

I've seen this before, it's a registry key that's jacked up. I've seen a few different types of issue like this, most often everything wants to open like an .exe.

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I have two machines on which Office 2010 is installed, but neither of them lists Word, Excel etc in the default programs. Word, Excel etc are also not listed under the RegisteredApplications registry key.

Machine 1: Windows 7 HomePremium 64bit. Originally had 64bit version of Office2010 installed but later reverted to 32bit version so could sync with 32bit laptop. Default file associations seem to be fine and Office Programs appear in "Open With" list but they do not appear in the Default Programs list.

Machine 2: Windows Vista Home 32bit. Recently installed Office 2010 (was using Open Office 3.3) but Office programs did not appear in the Default Programs list and default file associations was not set (e.g. .doc files opened with Open Office). Ran Fix-it to uninstall and then reinstalled Office 2010 but no change.

Can anyone give me the registry entries for Office 2010 so it appears in the default programs list? Or tell me how to uninstall / reinstall / fix reg entries?

PastorMike

Answer:Office 2010 not listed in default programs

FWIW; I have office 2010 Pro and the only program that shows in the default programs list is outlook 2010.

All file associations appear to be correct too.

Missing file association has obvious impacts, but just out of curiousity; what [negative] impact are you experiencing as a result of not having the office suite listed under default programs?

There is a way to add them, apprently, using this program: Default Programs Editor

as suggested on this thread: Add a program to the list of Default Programs?

hth
Tanya

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How would I delete my work norton antivirus software when it is not listed in the add or remove programs? Just deleting individual files does not work because norton prevents key files from being deleted. Symantec support just listed the standard way of deleting programs,
THanks
 

Answer:Solved: deleting norton-not listed in add programs

Norton Removal Tool
 

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Hi,

I recently installed and uninstalled a program. However, the entry for the program still remains in the Installed Programs list in the Control Panel. I have examined the Registry keys under uninstall and I cannot find this program listed there to be manually deleted. How do I remove this entry? Any advice is appreciated.

Answer:Uninstalled program still listed in Installed Programs

have you done a reboot since you uninstalled the program?
Only time ive had this happen, there has been remainders of the program in program files. Deleting them solved the issue for me.

out of interest what is the program? ill do some searching to see if this is a common issue.

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I'm trying to change my default FTP client back to Windows Explorer after an accidental Chrome installation changed it to Internet Explorer. I've been told this can be done by going to Default Programs > Set Associations. However, FTP is not listed under Protocols, and there doesn't seem to be any option for adding a new protocol or file extension.

I tried entering
Code:
assoc FTP=
in the command prompt, but it did not help. Is there a way to a new protocol without messing with the registry editor?

I'm sure the solution is very simple, but I can't seem to figure it out for the life of me. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:FTP not listed under Default Programs > Set Associations > Protocols

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ixfd64


I'm trying to change my default FTP client back to Windows Explorer after an accidental Chrome installation changed it to Internet Explorer. I've been told this can be done by going to Default Programs > Set Associations. However, FTP is not listed under Protocols, and there doesn't seem to be any option for adding a new protocol or file extension.

I tried entering
Code:
assoc FTP=
in the command prompt, but it did not help. Is there a way to a new protocol without messing with the registry editor?

I'm sure the solution is very simple, but I can't seem to figure it out for the life of me. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


When do you want the default ftp-client to start? When someone clicks or enters ftp://whatever.com ? Is that what you mean? If that's what you mean..... it's not a file association at all! It's a protocol

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and I can't send any shortcuts to the desktop
My wife was on the computer while I was at work, and doesn't remember what she did, but all of the icons except for the recycle bin are gone from the desktop. When I go to Start>All Programs, there are NO programs listed,and when I try to send something from a program to the desktop(make a shortcut) that option is not available...the only option avialable is to send it to my DVD drive.

HELP, lol ....how can i restore things? I was going to use a system restore point, but from what I see, the farthest one back has Windows Live Essentials having been uninstalled, and I can't go back before that...which was at 11:08pm Central time last night

Answer:All icons gone, no programs listed under start menut

theres not an option to list more dates? try the rebuild the icon cache... Icon Cache - Rebuild - Windows 7 Forums

good luck

ps, change your password....LOL

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I am having a problem with the Windows Update Error code 643 and believe I need to uninstall some versions of .Net Framework that are in conflict with each other. I am running Win 7 Pro, SP1. The "ONLY" version of .Net Framework shown in Control Panel>Programs and Features is V4.6.1. HOWEVER, when I run The dot net setup verification tool it validates virtually all versions on my system. My understanding is that v4 and any version of 4.5 can't co-exist, which would mean I need to uninstall them, but I can't do that because they are not listed as installed programs. Does anyone know how I can uninstall these versions so I can try to fix my update issues with updates to 4.6.1?
 

Answer:.NET Framework Versions Not Listed in Programs&Features

Check this website out, it might help you: https://www.raymond.cc/blog/uninstall-microsoft-net-framework-with-aaron-stebner-cleanup-tool/
 

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Hi,
I have uninstalled apps that are still listed in control panel's add/remove. if i click on it to remove it there it says it can't.
Two are games which had their own uninstall
one is Kazaa which i used Ad-aware to remove
one is Norton Systemworks 2001 (which i plan to reinstall, but not sure if i can if it's still on the system here)

How do I make sure they are completely uninstalled and how do I get them off this listing?
kimm
 

Answer:uninstalled programs still listed in control panel

Ad-Aware doesn't remove Kazaa. Only the spyware associated with it.

If you're unable to uninstall Kazaa through Add-remove Software , I'd advise you to reinstall Kazaa, reboot, uninstall it again, and afterwards run Ad-Aware to get rid of the associated spyware.

As for things you uninstalled the correct way, but which are nevertheless still shown in the Add-remove Software list, go to Start/Run, and type Regedit.
Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/microsoft/windows/CurrentVersion/uninstall, find the Adsgone 'folder', or Registry (sub)key, which in fact it is, highlight it, and hit delete.

Third party programs like TweakUI and RegCleaner also allow you to do that, if you don't feel like editing the registry manually.

Good luck,
 

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Hello - my laptop has OS XP Professional version 2002. Originally when things went haywire... I couldn't see any of my icons on my desktop. I was able to run "firefox" and get here MG site. I was able to run the Malware Removal and was only able to get the attached logs. I couldn't uninstall AVG 2011 which didn't allow me to run some of the anti-malware. I have tried downloading it and hitting the removal button several times with no success.

When I tried get one of the logs to show on my desktop, that's when the missing icons on my desktop seemed to magically appear.... only thing is they appeared as "ghosts". I can see them, but they seem translucent. I did try to open a file and everything in it was "ghosts". I could see through them. And yes the log was able to be sent to the desktop.

When I hit the start button and go to the Programs, the only thing listed right now are Malware Anti-Malware, Super AntiSpyware and AVAST. Previous to running the Malware Removal there was nothing listed in Programs.

Attached are the two logs that were able to run. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Icons are ghosts and programs aren't listed

Welcome to Major Geeks!





lancelot said:





I couldn't uninstall AVG 2011 which didn't allow me to run some of the anti-malware. I have tried downloading it and hitting the removal button several times with no success.Click to expand...

This would stop you from running ComboFix but it does not normally stop you from running MGtools. Did you try to run MGtools as requested?






lancelot said:





When I hit the start button and go to the Programs, the only thing listed right now are Malware Anti-Malware, Super AntiSpyware and AVAST.Click to expand...

Please download and save the below to your Desktop or anywhere else you can find it ( if the Desktop is not showing )

http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/unhide.exe

Now run it. Now see if you can find your Programs and how are the icons on the Desktop looking?
 

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I have the same problem, but Office 2010 programs are no longer listed in available file types. I can open directly from the 2010 programs, but not from Windows Explorer, shortcuts, etc.

Answer:Ofc 2010 programs not listed in available file types

Try going into Add/Remove Programs, click on the Office 2010 Suite, then click on Change. After the window loads, click Repair, then click Continue. This should restore the default file associations.

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Can anybody help please. Something obviously has happened at some point to stop the drop down boxes in Internet Explorer Properties Programs section from displaying any programs for use with email, newsgroups,etc.I can still connect to the Internet OK and Outlook express still works, but I cant get any email from within Internet explorer.

Answer:Internet Explorer Properties Programs None listed

Try a repair of IE. click here if you need to know how. Good luck, G

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Just when I thought I had computers figured out, after having built several from guides on this website and troubleshooted many problems with other guides, I have run into a problem that I'm sure has an embarrassingly obvious solution.

I am trying to uninstall winamp, and naturally I attempted Control Panel - Programs and Features - Winamp - uninstall, the normal method of uninstalling programs. But winamp is simply not listed there, and every guide at winamp's site or a google search starts with that method and offers no others. I know winamp is still there because it still opens and runs and associates every file with it.

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.

I just want to uninstall winamp.

thanks, Charlie

Answer:Winamp not listed in Programs and Features, can't uninstall

Hi try revo uninstaller Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems use the free version

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to remove unwanted components like Access, Groove, OnNote. Is there a location that will give me a option to customise and remove these components of the package without loosing function of Word, Excel etc please

Answer:office 2007 not listed in Add/Remove & need

I don't know for sure with 2007 - but with all other versions of Office you need to place your Office Disk in the drive, and the first screen to come up offers you various options - one of which is Add or Remove Features. You can use this to remove any components that you want.

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I've given up, that's why I registered here actually. I got what I expect is a Lycos SideSearch variant......i.e. no sidesearch.dll's to be found anywhere. Also Lycos Sidesearch appears no where under ADD/REMOVES PROGRAMS.

SpyBot S&D, Adware 6.0, Bazooka and Norton Internet Secuirty 2004 are all installed and none can detect this particular SideSearch.

The BHO pops up only randomly, Has Lycos' logo proudly displayed on it, Lycos (themselves) have been absolutely a joke when it comes to helping.

One thing I have noticed in the SideSearch "object to search for window" is
sometimes when Sidesearch pops up, there is a pre-filled out search word
that is almost identical to a "data entry" commonly seen in your system registry. (i.e. a long combination alfa-numeric and numeral entry).

I've jotted that down (to see if there's a connection) and have done a registry searches for that data entry, but without any success finding the same in the registry.

Does anyone know the best first steps in indentifying the variant I have, and
any free scan software that's an excellant choice to find sidesearch variants.
I got hit hard about 5 days ago and I'm embarrassed to tell you guys how manys bugs have sifted through in the past three nights. Can't tell If I did or my wife krewzing during the day. ( a list looks like 180Solutions, Buddy Bargains, Prefetch, msbb.exe, ttuh.exe) My God that's just the sh... Read more

Answer:Lycos SideSearch with no ADD/REMOVE listed

At a minimum your Ad-Aware is out of date (maybe others too).

Please follow all the steps in this Sticky thread < READ ME FIRST BEFORE ASKING FOR SUPPORT: Basic Spyware, Trojan And Virus Removal >

If you already have any of the programs linked in the tutorial please double check your version to make sure you have the latest one and that you have any/all updates for the programs.

NOTE: In order to resolve the issues you are having it is very important that you at least try to perform all the steps as outlined. If you have any difficulty please post back letting us know what steps you have completed, what you found while doing the scans if anything and details about any problems you have encountered in completing the steps. The more details you can provide the better.
 

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I was helping a friend with her computer and I noticed in the tray the icon for Safely Remove Hardware. As she didn't have any devices plugged in (ipod, etc.) I was curious so I looked to see what was listed. The only thing listed was her internal hard drive. Which I thought was really weird. Why would it be listed there and how can I/she get it unlisted?

Thank you in advance to any and all who can help me out.
 

Answer:HDD listed in Safely Remove Hardware

It is probably because it is an SATA hard drive and you can "safely remove" those. Sometimes if you have a partition set up on it, it will show up on the list. Its not a big deal, you can leave it.
 

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I ran a few scans of Ad-Aware 2007 and it shows a result of a BHO.....
I'm going to have the user rerun the application and save a logfile. in the meantime here is the HJT log. The problem is that this "BHO" won't remove or be deleted. I have tried to manually going to the location and deleting from the admin account after a shutdown and to no avail it won't delete. All help removing this is very appreciated.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:25:57 AM, on 5/1/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Version Cue CS2\bin\VersionCueCS2.exe
c:\progra~1\auditw~1\auditwizservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$CRM\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTSMLBIZ\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CCM\CcmExec.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Version Cue CS2\dat... Read more

Answer:Solved: Trying to remove BHO listed as adware

Which BHO do you want to remove? The 3 in your log are legit.
 

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Hi there,

Bit worried I've messed up my PC here :s My system: I've got 2 partitions, C drive being for the OS and D drive having my programs installed. I reinstalled Windows over the top the C drive with the impression that everything on my C drive would be wiped and replaced with the new system, and all the stuff on the D drive would be untouched (i.e. music, documents and program install files).

The other day I upgraded from 32 bit to 64 bit Windows 7 however now on the Add/Remove programs list no progams appear, yet I can still use some of them. For example I can use Steam by running the .exe in the install folder but doesn't appear on Add/Remove, and for example Itunes doesn't work at all using the same idea.

Basically, have I screwed up my PC and the partitions from upgrading, a bad install or should I just reinstall all the programs from scratch?

If required, here are my system specs:

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System Information
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Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: P55M-UD2
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
Memory: 12288MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 12284MB RAM

Thank you in advance!

Kind regards

Answer:Progams not listed on add/remove but useable

Reinstall all the programs from scratch.

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I just ran a HJT log as I've been having problems with my outlook express. It works fine for a few minutes then it is non responsive

Can I remove the ones liste below that show files missing?

Any help would be awesome! :D

TIA

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:32:55 AM, on 2/15/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hphmon05.exe
C:\WINDOWS\LTMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Multimedia Card Reader\shwicon2k.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Shaw Secure\Common\FSM32.EXE
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
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Answer:HJT Log - Can I remove the ones listed as file missing?

I posted this several days ago.. Is there a back up..

Can anyone answer my question puleeze :)

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I installed an Enginering Software but now i want to uninstall it but it is not visible in add/remove portion of program. Why it is soProgram was installed and not copied. Should i simply delete it or some other better way is there for that

Answer:Uninstall program not listed in W7 Add/Remove

Your best option would be to contact the supplier of the software.

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Super optimizer is not in my list of programs. What do in a case like this?
 

Answer:I would like to know how to uninstall super optimizer. It is not listed in my list of programs.

Hello,

They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.

Before we start please read and note the following:

At the top of your post, please click on the "Watch thread" button and make sure to check Watch this thread...and receive email notifications. This will send an email to you as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing me to solve your problem faster.
Please do not install any new software during the cleaning process other than the tools I provide for you. This can hinder the cleaning process. Please do not perform System Restore or any other restore.
Instructions I give to you are very simple and made for complete beginner to follow. That's why you need to read through my instructions carefully and completely before executing them.
Please do not run any tools other than the ones I ask you to, when I ask you to. Some of these tools can be very dangerous if used improperly. Also, if you use a tool that I have not requested you use, it can cause false positives, thereby delaying the complete cleaning of your machine.

All tools we use here are completely clean and do not contain any malware. If your antivirus detects them as malicious, please disable your antivirus and then continue.
If during the process you run across anything that is not in my instructions, please stop and ask. If any tool is running too much time (few hours), please stop and inform me.
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In Win7 the following method works perfect and chrome is listed as one of the default programs. In win8 it is not listed, but the assosiation of filetypes worked. I also can choose chrome (in my case Google__Chrome__Portable) where one can set the so called "computer standards".

So I think there are some more reg entries I have to set in W8. Please help ;-)

I register them with this .bat

Code:
rem @ECHO OFF
echo ---------------------------------------------------
choice /c yn /m "Save regkey first ?"
if %errorlevel% equ 2 goto reg_rights
@echo on
@echo.
REG EXPORT HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\InternetShortcut\shell D:\sources\PC\registry\internet_shortcut_org_%computername%.reg
@ECHO OFF

:reg_rights
cd /d D:\sources\PC\registry\setacl

echo ---------------------------------------------------
choice /c yn /m "continue to change ownwer and rights ?"
if %errorlevel% equ 2 goto change_reg

rem S-1-5-32-544 steht f?r Administrators=Administartoren = die Administratorengruppe, 545=usergruppe https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/243330/
setacl.exe -on "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\InternetShortcut\shell" -ot reg -actn setowner -ownr "n:S-1-5-32-544"
setacl.exe -on "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\InternetShortcut\shell" -ot reg -actn ace -ace "n:S-1-5-32-544;p:full"
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Answer:portable chrome or firefox not listed as default programs

The only way I figured to use portable versions is to install the full version, then set it as default, and then you can use the portable version which Windows will detect as default, and use it like normal when opening links. There is no way to set a portable version as a default browser.

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I have the following user accounts created in my PC.
A ( admin account )
B ( limited account )

I have created the B ( limited ) account for security purpose.

Issue : I can access all the programs ( Start > All Programs ) in the A account but, some of the installed programs are not listed and not running in B.

Following applications are not listed.

1.Ccleaner

2.Vista inspirat brico pack ( vista visualisation for xp ). It is not working in B account.

...etc

Could you suggest me a solution for this?
 

Answer:Some installed programs not listed and running in another user account?

Just visit the limited account and download / install the desired program . Unless I am not reading things right this will work . If you have any trouble just change the limited account to an administrative account and download the desired program then change back to a limited account .
 

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Last winter I had a Malware attack. Through the great help I received here all problems were successfully dealt with. I have McAfee Security Center and keep the subscription active. Although this was not adequate to fully protect me ( Quite a surprise at the time!) it did blunt the attack sufficiently so we could eventually correct it.
I have noticed though when reviewing the permissions section of security center there are quite a few enters that have full or out bound access although it says that program no longer exists.
Some I recognize such as spybot152.tmp others I have no idea what they are but the date is around the time of the Malware attack such as XRUN.EXE or XPRE.EXE
I am wondering that even though the program or Malware itself has been removed is there a chance that permissions granted at that time could make a future attack easier??
Is there any potential disadvantage to checking off ?Remove Program Permission? for programs that are listed as no longer existing??
Also I have the McAfee Firewall set to ? Tight?. Would anyone have any comments as to the adequacy of this setting?
Thanks in advance
Nawtheasta

Answer:Access Permissions in McAfee still exist for programs listed as gone?

Hi
Any advice about the Permission question shown in original post would be appreciated.
Thanks
Nawtheasta

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I have the following user accounts created in my PC.A ( admin account )B ( limited account )I have created the B ( limited ) account for security purpose.Issue : I can access all the programs ( Start > All Programs ) in the A account but, some of the installed programs are not listed and not running in  B.Following applications are not listed.1.Ccleaner2.Vista inspirat brico pack ( vista visualisation for xp ). It is not working in B account....etcCould you suggest me a solution for this?

Answer:Some installed programs not listed and running in another user account?

The B user does not have a high enough level to run programs that alter the system. Promote B to a higher level. Or crate a new account for that user.

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As you can see, the title states the issue.
When I open my list of default programs, my MS Office 2010 is not listed.

Does anyone know why and how I can ADD MS Office to my list of programs??

Thanks !!!

Listed Green

Answer:MS Office 2010 installed but not listed in my default programs

had the same problem, but with the beta version.

anyway, there are some who claim that they have to do it manually, depending on which version of office you installed, 64 or 32, will depend to which folder your exe's are in.
here is the 32 version:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14
the 64 is the same, but without (x86).
here is a quick summary how to do it manually:
Right click on a document in Windows Explorer and then select Open with and then click on the Choose default program and browse to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14 and then located and click on the WINWORD.EXE item and set that as the default application to be used.

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I have a Zen Micro MP3 player.
This item is not listed in the Safetly Remove Hardware applet.
I am able to copy music files from my CD-ROM or hard drive.
I am running Win XP Professional - 1024 RAM - Plextor PX-712A DVD RW - 3 Maxtor hard drives ( 1X 60 gig on motherboard - 2X 200 gig on Belkin ATA controller card ).
Your assistance is appreciated.
Thank you.

Answer:Device not listed in Safely Remove Hardware

Not really a big deal with Windows XP. You don't really need to do the Safely Remove with XP.

Do you have the Display Device Components box checked?

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Hi guys/gals i was uninstalling a prog this morning and noticed in the add/remove box a number of items listedas,J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 2 117mbJ2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 4 118mbJ2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 6 119mbJ2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 9 119mbJava 2 Runtime Environment SE v.1.4.2_03 136mbJava 2 Runtime Environment SE v.1.4.2_06 108mbThe later two look like installers with an icon in front of them a monitor/disc and open package?Do i need all of these on the pc hogging space and allso do i need the earlir installer allso? I dont want to cause any problems by uninstalling them . Any ideas would be helpfull.Thanks.

Answer:Java lots listed in add/remove list.

Remove them all, replace with the latest version;click here

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For some reason my C:/ drive is listed in Safely Remove Hardware. I don't know what would happen if I accidentally clicked on it but is there any way to remove it from there? Just in case. Thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: C:/ listed in Safely Remove Hardware

If you have a Nforce4 Based Motherboard and your sata drives are showing up in Safely Remove Hardware, edit the registry as described below to fix it.

1. Click Start -> Run
2. type regedit and click OK
3. Navigate to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\nvata

4. Click Edit
5. Select New > DWORD value
6. Name this DWORD: DisableRemovable
7. Double click this new DWORD and set its value to one (1).
8. Close Regedit and reboot
 

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I recently had an adware issue where Royal shopper app is now popping up on most sites that I visit, including this one.
 

Answer:Still unable to remove Royalshopperapp despite following listed steps

Hello,

They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.

Before we start please read and note the following:

At the top of your post, please click on the "Watch thread" button and make sure to check Watch this thread...and receive email notifications. This will send an email to you as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing me to solve your problem faster.
Please do not install any new software during the cleaning process other than the tools I provide for you. This can hinder the cleaning process. Please do not perform System Restore or any other restore.
Instructions I give to you are very simple and made for complete beginner to follow. That's why you need to read through my instructions carefully and completely before executing them.
Please do not run any tools other than the ones I ask you to, when I ask you to. Some of these tools can be very dangerous if used improperly. Also, if you use a tool that I have not requested you use, it can cause false positives, thereby delaying the complete cleaning of your machine.

All tools we use here are completely clean and do not contain any malware. If your antivirus detects them as malicious, please disable your antivirus and then continue.
If during the process you run across anything that is not in my instructions, please stop and ask. If any tool is running too much time (few hours), please stop and inform me.
I visit forum several times at day, making sure to respond to everyon... Read more

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A friend has a listed program (Arcsoft 1.9Mb) that will not go away from the list after cliking the "remove" button in the applet . The program itself doesn't exist since trying to run it comes up with the "program not found" statement. Is there a method for clearing it from the list?
 

Answer:Solved: Unable to remove listed program

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Hi all

As you were all so fantastic with my last little problem (which I might add got solved, thanks very much ) I thought I'd pick a few more brains if possible.

I have a few items in the Uninstall/Change listing under the Control Panel, that won't go away. It's almost as if it only partially uninstalled and now I can't get rid of the remaining bits.

Is there a way to clean up this list and remove the offending program dregs? I did scroll down of free Windows 7 programs looking for a bit of software that would help to clean up my odd stubborn bits of software, but need some advice on the best program for the job.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks Smartie

Answer:Can't remove an item listed in the Uninstall listing?

Download and try this:
ccleaner

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

If the program still shows on the uninstall list use this instead.
http://www.revouninstaller.com/

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AVG9 has identified a Virus on my machine, but has been unable to remove it. Please assist in removing the Malware AND advise on the process for ensuring that DATA held on connected USB drives is also cleansed.The problem initially manifested in a failed boot up into windows, with the screen hanging before the login Windows XP log In splash screen. At this point the screen was black and just a pointed cursor on the display. I have managed to re-boot into Safe Mode with Networking and run the DDS software. Please see attached logs and adviseWITH THANKS

Answer:AVG? Unable to remove infection listed as "Defiler"

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The ... Read more

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A couple questions. I went through my MSCONFIG a while ago.

I decided to clean up the system a little bit, run some spyware software, hijackthis, etc.

I noticed that there are programs still listed, that arent installed anylonger as UNCHECKED items in my 'STARTUP' tab of the msconfig window.

The programs arent loading, because they are not there, but just for 'clean it up' sake, id like to get them off of that list if possible.

I also have this 'desktop24.ico always being re-listed in my startup folder too for some reason. is there a reason that file always comes back?

thanks!
 

Answer:how can l remove files listed in the 'Startup' of msconfig?

you need to uninstall the programs to get them out of there or remove them from the registry.. Just unchecking them only stops them from being ran at startup..

The desktop24.ico could be spyware but I'll bet its part of a theme your running
 

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There are an incredible number of programs listed om Major Geeks. Can users be sure if a few of them are downloaded, they are safe and won't cause any problems if used correctly??
 

Answer:Are All The Programs Listed In Major Geeks Tested So They Can Be Safely Downloaded?

That's not really anything to do with individual programs themselves. They are all tagged with what operating systems they are tested for use on.
It's the system they are installed on and their compatibility with any other programs also installed on the same system that you probably mean. Every system is unique to a user and what they do with it. If you as a unique user experience any system problem with any one or more programs, you need to start an appropriate thread in the Software forum.
 

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I have Win Vista Home Basic SP2.
I want to uninstall BBC iPlayer but cannot find it in the list of programs.
Where is this programme located and how can I remove it,please?

Answer:Uninstall program not listed in Control Panel/Programs &amp; Features

These instructions from the iPlayer site should take you through the process.

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We were browsing the net...
computer shut down and then computer lost all icons on desktop, running very slow.
When I click start/programs i can't see any programs listed?!
Looks like something bad happened?!?

Answer:Icons gone from destop, no programs listed in "start", running slow

Hello and welcome. Please try this.Please click Start > Run, type inetcpl.cpl in the runbox and press enter.Click the Connections tab and click the LAN settings option.Verify if "Use a proxy..." is checked, if so, UNcheck it and click OK/OK to exit.This infection family will also hide all the files on your computer from being seen. To make your files visible again, please download the following program to your desktop:Unhide.exe Once the program has been downloaded, double-click on the Unhide.exe icon on your desktop and allow the program to run. This program will remove the +H, or hidden, attribute from all the files on your hard drives. If there are any files that were purposely hidden by you, you will need to hide them again after this tool is run.Reboot into Safe Mode with Networking How to enter safe mode(XP/Vista)Using the F8 MethodRestart your computer. When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu. Select the option for Safe Mode with Networking using the arrow keys. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode. >>>> Download this file and doubleclick on it to run it. Allow the information to be merged with the registry.RKill....Download and Run RKillPlease download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links... Read more

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I have a program entitled Free Ram XP Pro that I've been using for some time, but that I wanted to uninstall in order to try another Ram optimizer program recommended by CNET for a while.

However, I found that it is not on the Windows Add/Remove program list. I don't think deleting the file will actually uninstall it, so how would you go about uninstalling this or any other intalled program that doesn't appear on the Add/Remove program list?

The home website of this program does not have contact info, only a feedback page which is "under construction".

Answer:[SOLVED] How do you uninstall a program not listed on add/remove list?

does it have its own uninstaller? go to all programs - and see if it has its own folder

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I noticed a program in the Contro panel/Programs listed with a Java logo called AV Books, (no publisher listed) at 51 GB. Anybody know what it is?

Answer:Java AV Books program, listed in Control panel/programs at 51GB?

Have you downloaded a program (or an entire book) for digital books\ebooks?  While in the Control Panel\Add-Remove Programs list, did you click on the entry for more information?  Need more details.   You could do a Google search for "Java AV Books" and probably find more information than you ever wanted. 

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I have searched many times to try and find the answer to how to do this, can anyone help?

What I want to do is this:

When I go to START>RUN>"msconfig">startup tab I have many listed entries that I know are no longer needed on my computer, but have yet to find a way to delete them.

For example: My mom wanted me to download this TalkingBuddy program for my son, I did it, thought it was stupid so I uninstalled it. To me all components should be removed from the computer. However, when I go to START>RUN>"msconfig">startup tab I still see an entry for TalkingBuddy that can be checked to run at startup.

There are several other entries like this that I know I don't need and would like to know how to remove them. I also suspect that there might be some entries on there that look like they are needed but actually belong to other uninstalled or deleted programs.

Secondly, if anyone knows how to find and remove files that go to programs that linger around after you have uninstalled the program can you please tell me how to do that also. By this I mean for instance, that I have uninstalled Norton and now use Mcaffee, but there are still files that belong to symantec on my computer. I suspect that there are many other useless files from programs no longer on my computer that can also be deleted as well.

I just want to rid my computer of all the junk ya know? Can anyone help?
 

Answer:Wanting to remove unneeded listed items from the msconfig startup tab

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I tried to remove a program from the 'add remove program' in xp. I now can't locate any files from the program in my computer but it still exists in the 'add remove program' part and I can't reinstall the program because it says that the program already exists!! HELP

Answer:deleting hard to remove programs from the 'add remove programs'

Are you able to do a system restore to before you installed the program?

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I went to uninstall some junk programs from my computer, and NONE of the programs in the Add/Remove Programs window have the Remove button. Is there any way to fix this or reverse it? confused
 

Answer:Unable to remove ANY programs thru the Add/Remove Programs window!

Try this:

Click Start, Run and type REGEDIT. This starts the Registry Editor. Navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
\SOFTWARE
\Microsoft
\Windows
\CurrentVersion
\Uninstall
\<Program Name>

Click on the + next to the Uninstall key to reveal the subkeys.

You will notice sub keys with a series of numbers. Click on each of these number series one at a time and look in the right pane for "Display Name", this is the name reflected in Add/Remove Programs.

In the right-pane, do the following:

Look for the REG_DWORD(s) "NoRemove" and "NoModify"

Double-click NoRemove (REG_DWORD) and set it to 0
Double-click NoModify (REG_DWORD) and set it to 0

If NoRemove is set to 1, the Remove button will be unavailable
If NoModify is set to 1, the Change button will be unavailable
 

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I just rebuilt this computer and it working basically ok now. heres the issue im having, when I go to add remove programs it only shows the stuff ive installed since the reload, not all the programs that were installed on the system previously. I think the registry is not right, is there any way the restore it or have windows rebuild it? or will all the programs need to be reinstalled, most of them still work, but some do not.

Answer:rebuilt system from backup, but programs dont show in add/remove programs

I dont know what sort of backup you did. When you reinstall the o/s
its like starting over. Your right about registry issues. Thing is, is that
when you install a program it inserts a special registry entry. When you
reinstall windows, it has no clue as to how to deal with that particular
entry, thus you need to reinstall. For games and other programs, if
you have saved folders, they might be salvaged. Smarter minds may
differ, maybe they will chime in....

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I am running XP - and I tried to uninstall a photoshop program, and found that I have no more uninstall / remove "toggle" buttons in the "uninstall/remove programs" list??? (only 1 program out of about 35 still does...Microsoft Office program has these toggles available)

just fyi...another issue came up at the same time - website shortcuts in a desktop folder make the whole folder window freeze when I double click on the shortcut. thanks in advance
 

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Is there a way to remove entries from "Programs and Features"?

The screenshot shows many entries for MegaSceneryEarth, can I get rid of all these entries someway? I do not want to uninstall the program, I just do not want all this crap showing up under "Programs and Features".

Answer:Remove entries in Programs and Features" without uninstalling programs

Hello IdahoSurge,

Yes, there sure is. The tutorial below can help show you how to remove uninstall entries from "Program and Features" without uninstalling the program.

Programs and Features - Remove Uninstall Entry

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Where is Vista 64's add/remove programs icon? Stopping startup programs

I've got a few useless start up programs that I have no use for and I want to prevent them from starting up. Some annoying EA download manager, Adobe, etc. I want them to stop checking for updates every time I boot up or kick me out to windows in the middle of a game.

I looked in control panel but I do not see the icon for add/remove programs or anything where I can run msconfig like in XP. How can I remove or shut them down in Vista 64? Thanx
 

Answer:Where is Vista 64's add/remove programs icon? Stopping startup programs

To remove them, it's now under Control Panel -> Programs and Features. That one threw me for a small loop when I first installed Vista and couldn't find it.
 

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