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add/remove list not fully populated

by bcw99 / February 5, 2013 6:08 AM PST

My Win 8 add/remove programs list doesn't contain half of the stuff I've recently installed! How can I force it to refresh please

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What's missing?
by wpgwpg / February 5, 2013 6:20 AM PST

Can you give us a clue as to what's missing? I've lost my crystal ball.

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Re: add/remove
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 5, 2013 6:25 AM PST

Reinstalling is the best way. But if it didn't add itself the first time, chances are it won't do it this time either.

A line in the list is a line in the registry, written by the install. There's no refresh, because there is no other source for the information.

Maybe this stuff were ex-Metro apps? Maybe they were programs that don't put themselves in the list, but make an uninstall shortcut in Start>All Programs?


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