WARNINIG! MS Updates deleting ADD OR REMOVE PROGRAMS

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I've installed all the latest XP updates on several workstations and
the ADD OR REMOVE PROGRAMS feature is getting screwed-up.

It will show the first group of about (5) installed apps and then it is
blank.
You will have scroll all the way down the page and you find the others.
But there will be some that are not showing up.
This has happened on several of my PC's.
Has anyone else had this problem yet?


Terry
Desktop Support Technician
Dallas,TX
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Hey Terry - I have just had exactly the same problem updating a Win XP Pro
    system yesterday. It baffles me!

    "terry75115@yahoo.com" wrote:

    > I've installed all the latest XP updates on several workstations and
    > the ADD OR REMOVE PROGRAMS feature is getting screwed-up.
    >
    > It will show the first group of about (5) installed apps and then it is
    > blank.
    > You will have scroll all the way down the page and you find the others.
    > But there will be some that are not showing up.
    > This has happened on several of my PC's.
    > Has anyone else had this problem yet?
    >
    >
    > Terry
    > Desktop Support Technician
    > Dallas,TX
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    See if this helps you

    Why does Add or Remove Programs show a large blank space?
    http://blogs.msdn.com/oldnewthing/archive/2005/05/26/422076.aspx


    If it is one of the first five entries, like you are saying, it's probably
    not one of the Windows updates that has the screwed up registry entry (well,
    I'd be surprised if it was)


    --
    Gary Tsang
    Microsoft MVP - Windows XP Shell/User
    http://www.microsoft.com/mvp


    <terry75115@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:1126018719.040677.316100@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
    > I've installed all the latest XP updates on several workstations and
    > the ADD OR REMOVE PROGRAMS feature is getting screwed-up.
    >
    > It will show the first group of about (5) installed apps and then it is
    > blank.
    > You will have scroll all the way down the page and you find the others.
    > But there will be some that are not showing up.
    > This has happened on several of my PC's.
    > Has anyone else had this problem yet?
    >
    >
    > Terry
    > Desktop Support Technician
    > Dallas,TX
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Excellent two articles there. I always wondered why the display icons in
    Add\Remove always seemed to be so darn messed up. Thanks.

    --
    George Hester
    _________________________________
    "Gary Tsang" <gtsangDELETE@MEaumha.org> wrote in message
    news:#$HXkzvsFHA.4052@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > See if this helps you
    >
    > Why does Add or Remove Programs show a large blank space?
    > http://blogs.msdn.com/oldnewthing/archive/2005/05/26/422076.aspx
    >
    >
    > If it is one of the first five entries, like you are saying, it's probably
    > not one of the Windows updates that has the screwed up registry entry
    (well,
    > I'd be surprised if it was)
    >
    >
    > --
    > Gary Tsang
    > Microsoft MVP - Windows XP Shell/User
    > http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
    >
    >
    > <terry75115@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:1126018719.040677.316100@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
    > > I've installed all the latest XP updates on several workstations and
    > > the ADD OR REMOVE PROGRAMS feature is getting screwed-up.
    > >
    > > It will show the first group of about (5) installed apps and then it is
    > > blank.
    > > You will have scroll all the way down the page and you find the others.
    > > But there will be some that are not showing up.
    > > This has happened on several of my PC's.
    > > Has anyone else had this problem yet?
    > >
    > >
    > > Terry
    > > Desktop Support Technician
    > > Dallas,TX
    > >
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    You're welcome.

    --
    Gary Tsang
    Microsoft MVP - Windows XP Shell/User
    http://www.microsoft.com/mvp


    "George Hester" <hesterloli@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:eSMYxHwsFHA.3404@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > Excellent two articles there. I always wondered why the display icons in
    > Add\Remove always seemed to be so darn messed up. Thanks.
    >
    > --
    > George Hester
    > _________________________________
    > "Gary Tsang" <gtsangDELETE@MEaumha.org> wrote in message
    > news:#$HXkzvsFHA.4052@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    >> See if this helps you
    >>
    >> Why does Add or Remove Programs show a large blank space?
    >> http://blogs.msdn.com/oldnewthing/archive/2005/05/26/422076.aspx
    >>
    >>
    >> If it is one of the first five entries, like you are saying, it's
    >> probably
    >> not one of the Windows updates that has the screwed up registry entry
    > (well,
    >> I'd be surprised if it was)
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> Gary Tsang
    >> Microsoft MVP - Windows XP Shell/User
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
    >>
    >>
    >> <terry75115@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >> news:1126018719.040677.316100@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
    >> > I've installed all the latest XP updates on several workstations and
    >> > the ADD OR REMOVE PROGRAMS feature is getting screwed-up.
    >> >
    >> > It will show the first group of about (5) installed apps and then it is
    >> > blank.
    >> > You will have scroll all the way down the page and you find the others.
    >> > But there will be some that are not showing up.
    >> > This has happened on several of my PC's.
    >> > Has anyone else had this problem yet?
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > Terry
    >> > Desktop Support Technician
    >> > Dallas,TX
    >> >
    >>
    >>
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    It didn't happen to me. I'm running XP Pro and Home.

    Alias

    <terry75115@yahoo.com> wrote

    > I've installed all the latest XP updates on several workstations and
    > the ADD OR REMOVE PROGRAMS feature is getting screwed-up.
    >
    > It will show the first group of about (5) installed apps and then it is
    > blank.
    > You will have scroll all the way down the page and you find the others.
    > But there will be some that are not showing up.
    > This has happened on several of my PC's.
    > Has anyone else had this problem yet?
    >
    >
    > Terry
    > Desktop Support Technician
    > Dallas,TX
    >
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    I had this prob, i found out it was electonic arts updater or somthing

    Either way just go to registry and compare it with what actually shows up on
    the add/remove prog list. If it is supposed to be where the blank is, then
    delete the registry setting (export it first)

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    <terry75115@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:1126018719.040677.316100@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
    > I've installed all the latest XP updates on several workstations and
    > the ADD OR REMOVE PROGRAMS feature is getting screwed-up.
    >
    > It will show the first group of about (5) installed apps and then it is
    > blank.
    > You will have scroll all the way down the page and you find the others.
    > But there will be some that are not showing up.
    > This has happened on several of my PC's.
    > Has anyone else had this problem yet?
    >
    >
    > Terry
    > Desktop Support Technician
    > Dallas,TX
    >
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    I fixed it!!!!!

    I was in the wrong location.
    I was in DISPLAYNAME looking for a -1, but it is DISPLAYICON.

    Thanks fellows

    Terry
    Desktop Support Technician
    Dallas,TX
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