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Uninstall Hidden Programs in Windows 7

by tomg35 / December 23, 2009 2:57 AM PST


I want to uninstall a program off my laptop. It's not showing up in the uninstall programs list so I presume it's hidden for some reason (The program is First Class - according to the applications website the removal route is through add & remove programs).

I know in XP there is an file which shows all installed programs and some have the word hidden at the beggining of the file name, which keeps the program name out of add & remove - I presume the same is true of Windows 7?

Can anyone tell how to "unhide" the program please.



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other routes to uninstall a program
by TaraS_WinTeam / December 23, 2009 5:28 AM PST
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Have You Seen This?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / December 23, 2009 7:48 AM PST
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Thank you
by tomg35 / December 23, 2009 4:13 PM PST
In reply to: Have You Seen This?

Hi Tara/Grif

Thanks for your replies.

I'll try deleting the folder as per First Classes support - The only thing is that I'm using version 10 which their site suggests should show up in add/remove programs.

Merry Christmas

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by tomg35 / December 24, 2009 1:07 AM PST
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I've deleted the folder and all is fixed.

Thanks again for your help.


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Glad it worked!
by TaraS_WinTeam / December 24, 2009 2:33 AM PST
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Happy you were able to uninstall the program.


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glad it worked
by pak_guru / January 5, 2013 6:15 AM PST
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thanks a lot

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