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How To Remove Items From Add/remove Programs Without Uninstalling Them

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#1 Testerbo1990


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Posted 05 March 2008 - 07:23 PM

Okay, I have to say that one of my biggest pet peaves of the microsoft operating system is the inefficiency of system updates, and where they are stored. For example, Windows installer 3.1 is an update related to the inner-workings of the operating system itself, yet windows displays it in my add/remove programs list. This is software that I have no intentions of getting rid of, so is there a way I can remove it from the add/remove programs list without actually removing the critical files that are needed by the system? My add/remove programs list is getting rather cluttered, and the majority of it is system updates that show up even when the 'show updates' option is not selected.

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 07:55 PM

Are you comfortable playing in your registry?

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