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Ext User(Wek)
03-06-2007, 05:26 AM
How can I remove a program from the Add/Remove Programs list without
uninstalling the program?

Ext User(Rhubarb)
03-06-2007, 05:34 AM
"Wek" wrote:

> How can I remove a program from the Add/Remove Programs list without
> uninstalling the program?

Use a program like TweakUI for this purpose. Lots of programs leave the name
in that list when they are uninstalled, so software like TweakUI has been
developed to fine tune Windows. You can find links to that program, and many
more solutions at a site such as www.WindowsAnnoyances.org

Ext User(Wesley Vogel)
03-06-2007, 07:02 AM
If DisplayName is used the program should be listed in Add or Remove
Programs (appwiz.cpl). If QuietDisplayName is used, the program will *not*
be listed.

Navigate to >>
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SomeProgramName

Rename the String Value DisplayName to QuietDisplayName.

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:CC001B98-AFEF-43F5-84DE-09BEB9D55C9D@microsoft.com,
Wek <Wek@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> How can I remove a program from the Add/Remove Programs list without
> uninstalling the program?

Ext User(Wesley Vogel)
03-06-2007, 07:33 AM
TweakUI, wonderful tool that it is, has no options for Add or Remove
Programs. Other than hiding appwiz.cpl (Add or Remove Programs) from the
Control Panel.

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:D02D3267-9454-4795-9A3C-A540A90AA0FB@microsoft.com,
Rhubarb <Rhubarb@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> "Wek" wrote:
>
>> How can I remove a program from the Add/Remove Programs list without
>> uninstalling the program?
>
> Use a program like TweakUI for this purpose. Lots of programs leave the
> name in that list when they are uninstalled, so software like TweakUI has
> been developed to fine tune Windows. You can find links to that program,
> and many more solutions at a site such as www.WindowsAnnoyances.org

Ext User(Ramesh, MS-MVP)
03-06-2007, 05:13 PM
Adding to Wesley.

How to hide an entry in the Add/Remove Programs applet?:
http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/15/1/

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Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


"Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message news:el6gj7UpHHA.3736@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
If DisplayName is used the program should be listed in Add or Remove
Programs (appwiz.cpl). If QuietDisplayName is used, the program will *not*
be listed.

Navigate to >>
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SomeProgramName

Rename the String Value DisplayName to QuietDisplayName.

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:CC001B98-AFEF-43F5-84DE-09BEB9D55C9D@microsoft.com,
Wek <Wek@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> How can I remove a program from the Add/Remove Programs list without
> uninstalling the program?

Ext User(Rhubarb)
04-06-2007, 05:47 AM
Hey Wesley.
I was misleading. The link http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/article05-009
describes how to use Regedit to accomplish this task. It also says that
TweakUI can be used, but I did not investigate further.
Thanks and have a great day.

"Wesley Vogel" wrote:

> TweakUI, wonderful tool that it is, has no options for Add or Remove
> Programs. Other than hiding appwiz.cpl (Add or Remove Programs) from the
> Control Panel.
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:D02D3267-9454-4795-9A3C-A540A90AA0FB@microsoft.com,
> Rhubarb <Rhubarb@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> > "Wek" wrote:
> >
> >> How can I remove a program from the Add/Remove Programs list without
> >> uninstalling the program?
> >
> > Use a program like TweakUI for this purpose. Lots of programs leave the
> > name in that list when they are uninstalled, so software like TweakUI has
> > been developed to fine tune Windows. You can find links to that program,
> > and many more solutions at a site such as www.WindowsAnnoyances.org
>
>

Ext User(Wesley Vogel)
05-06-2007, 01:44 AM
> http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/article05-009 describes how to use
> Regedit to accomplish this task. It also says that TweakUI can be used

I see that at the link. I just looked through TweakUI again and it must be
well hidden. :-)

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:FAE3CDCE-F946-45C6-9BF5-FEBC3D8261D5@microsoft.com,
Rhubarb <Rhubarb@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> Hey Wesley.
> I was misleading. The link
> http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/article05-009 describes how to use
> Regedit to accomplish this task. It also says that TweakUI can be used,
> but I did not investigate further.
> Thanks and have a great day.
>
> "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
>
>> TweakUI, wonderful tool that it is, has no options for Add or Remove
>> Programs. Other than hiding appwiz.cpl (Add or Remove Programs) from the
>> Control Panel.
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> In news:D02D3267-9454-4795-9A3C-A540A90AA0FB@microsoft.com,
>> Rhubarb <Rhubarb@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
>>> "Wek" wrote:
>>>
>>>> How can I remove a program from the Add/Remove Programs list without
>>>> uninstalling the program?
>>>
>>> Use a program like TweakUI for this purpose. Lots of programs leave the
>>> name in that list when they are uninstalled, so software like TweakUI
>>> has been developed to fine tune Windows. You can find links to that
>>> program, and many more solutions at a site such as
>>> www.WindowsAnnoyances.org

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