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Anonymous
April 11, 2005 9:48:04 AM

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It is very important that I rename a program in my add/ remove program" area
of the control panel. Is this possible?
cds
Anonymous
April 11, 2005 10:34:15 PM

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Yes. Open Regedit.exe and navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

Each sub-key represents an Add/Remove Programs entry. Select the appropriate
entry and in the right-pane, change the text for "DisplayName" value
accordingly.

Example:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Adobe
Acrobat 5.0
DisplayName = "Adobe Acrobat 5.0"

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Windows XP Shell/User
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"cdschmalz" <cdschmalz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> It is very important that I rename a program in my add/ remove program"
> area
> of the control panel. Is this possible?
> cds
April 13, 2005 5:41:59 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Hi,

Yes you can and also hide it completely. To do so:
Hide selective programs/applications listed in Add or Remove:

Go to Start/Run/Regedit and navigate to this key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

Local the program in question in the left pane. In the right pane, right
click DisplayName and select rename: Add Quiet so it will read:


QuietDisplayName. No reboot or refresh needed. Open Add or Remove - the
listing is now gone. To revert, rename back to DisplayName.

For more information please see line: 336 (right hand
side):http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm




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All the Best,
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Troubleshooting Windows XP
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"cdschmalz" <cdschmalz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> It is very important that I rename a program in my add/ remove program"
> area
> of the control panel. Is this possible?
> cds
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