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All Installed Programs Not Displayed in the Add/Remove Programs Tool.

I've tried following the advice in

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q240348/

And there are no keys with long names to rename.

Any other techniques?

In particular I'm trying to get rid of that damned .net !
Thanks in anticipation :)
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    You may be missing something in your interpretation of Q240348 or it
    may be a slightly different problem.
    If you see the "missing" information in the Registry key, then your
    problem can be fixed if you are persistent.

    This is my standard response, which you may have read:

    All Installed Programs May Not Be Displayed in the Add/Remove Programs
    Tool
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=240348

    I have fixed several of these recently for others.
    The problem will occur in these two situations:

    1. The uninstall keyname for an application is greater than 63
    characters.
    Solution: Rename the keyname.
    e.g. this is invalid
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\1234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234]

    2. The DisplayName for the key is greater than 63 characters.
    Solution: Shorten DisplayName
    e.g. this is invalid
    "DisplayName"="1234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234"

    If you need a second opinion, export the key to a text file and email
    it to me.

    *** Note that the invalid entry that can cause this is not necessarily
    connected with the ones missing so you must check all entries.

    .....Alan
    -
    Alan Edwards MS MVP W95/98 Systems

    On Sun, 28 Aug 2005 10:24:29 +0100, "Broons Bane"
    <nochance@youmustbejoking.com> wrote:

    >All Installed Programs Not Displayed in the Add/Remove Programs Tool.
    >
    >I've tried following the advice in
    >
    >http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q240348/
    >
    >And there are no keys with long names to rename.
    >
    >Any other techniques?
    >
    >In particular I'm trying to get rid of that damned .net !
    >Thanks in anticipation :)
    >

    ....Alan
    --
    Alan Edwards, MS MVP W95/98 Systems
    http://dts-l.org/index.html
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