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Control Panel>Add or Remove Programs not allowing program removal

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#1 Bako-Dan


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Posted 30 January 2010 - 02:24 PM

The computer is running Windows XP Professional SP3. When I go into Control Panel>Add or Remove Programs, there are no options showing for "Remove" or "Change" program. I took this issue up in the Infection forum and tried to get it resolved there. However I couldn't fix the problem. After doing a registry backup, I performed tweak #337 in Kelly's Korner, as instructed, and then attempted a System File Checker "scannow" repair. The problem still exists. Anybody got any ideas?

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#2 petewills


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Posted 30 January 2010 - 02:37 PM

Caution is advised - at your own risk.

As it involves a registry edit, backup up your registry first with a program such as ERUNT
and you may also want to create a system restore point.

See this link:

Some applications in Add/Remove Programs list are missing Change and Remove buttons:


This assumes that your system is not infected.

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