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Hiding Installed Program from Add/Remove list...

by arun07cbe / July 21, 2010 11:07 PM PDT

Hi everyone,
I want to know, how to hide an installed program from the Add/Remove list without removing that Program... I don need any software for this thing... I want to know how to do that manually...
Any help will be appreciated... Thanks in advance....

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Too easy.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 21, 2010 11:33 PM PDT

I author apps and the add/remove entries are created if I use an installer. The old fashioned installers didn't create the add/remove and besides you can delete an entry without any fuss at all.

CCLEANER for example is one of some hundred ways to remove something off the add/remove list.

Again, it's a list. You can delete an item from the list without uninstalling.
Bob

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PS Manually.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 21, 2010 11:34 PM PDT
In reply to: Too easy.

You would edit the registry area that add/remove uses. You can research this with google so I'll stop here.

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Thanks Proffitt
by arun07cbe / July 22, 2010 4:56 PM PDT
In reply to: PS Manually.

Thank you Proffitt... Yes. It is a list... so I tried to delete an item from that list... I will do the research and let me tell you after finding that...

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Got it man....
by arun07cbe / July 22, 2010 5:31 PM PDT
In reply to: PS Manually.

TO ONLY HIDE THE PROGRAMS IN ADD/REMOVE ITEMS LIST:

* Click Start, Run and type Regedit.exe
* Navigate to the following location:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Uninstall \ ProgramName

* In the right-pane, right-click the DisplayName value and choose Rename
* Rename it to anything (For example, NoDisplayName )

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