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#1 BlueFury

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 12:52 AM

Does anyone know how to delete those programs in the Add/Remove Programs list after those programs were manually deleted instead of using Add/Remove? (I am running XP on SP2)

I was cleaning up my computer one time and I deleted programs that I had just put on my computer because I thought they were cool to have on my computer at the time. I've since learned how to better maintain my computer the right way and whenever I now use Add/Remove to uninstall programs from my computer, those programs that I manually deleted are still on the list no matter what I do.

I would normally think that programs that have a .dll in the registry have to be uninstalled with Add/Remove, but the programs that I manually deleted were stand-alone kind of programs that didn't need to integate itself into Windows as much.

I'm thinking that I somehow have to get a hold of the installation disks for those programs (most were borrowed) and install them, then uninstalling them from Add/Remove to get those programs off the Add/Remove list. It'd be cool if I knew of a hack that didn't require me doing that (the space from additional small files that Add/Remove may remove are neglible - I just want those programs off the list).

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 03:42 AM

CCleaner can remove these items from the Add/Remove panel.

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