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Old 02-19-2006, 07:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have several items in Control Panel under Add/Remove Programs. I have no option of doing anything with them. All it shows is how often the program is used (occassionally or rarely). Is there a way of removing these items so they don't cause such a clutter under the Add/Remove Program listing?? Any assistance appreciated. Thank you in advance.

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Some applications in Add/Remove Programs list are missing Change and Remove buttons ?
When you open Add/Remove Programs applet and click an application entry, you may notice that the Change, Remove (or Change/Remove) buttons may be missing, thus leaving only the application name entry there (Fig 1). Here is a method to make Windows show the Remove, Change (or the Change/Remove button together) buttons in the listing. (Fig 3)

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

\<Program Name>

<Program Name> here is Adobe Acrobat 5.0 - Taken as an example

In the right-pane, do the following:

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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