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March 27, 2005 6:19:01 PM

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Hi,
I am a relatively new to windows XP (I used to have Windows ME)

Now, my question is:
When I open up the "Add/Remove Programs" option in the control panel, I get
a whole bunch of programs in the list, programs that I had removed many years
ago
(Things like Myst 1, Indiana Jones, etc...).
When I click to remove them, it says that either it can't do it, or removes
the program from the list, but when I turn the list back on, the program
names are there again!

Does anyone know how to remove them?

Thanks,
Gene
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March 27, 2005 8:17:52 PM

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

How to Manually Remove Programs from the Add or Remove Programs Tool
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314481

Lots of info on Add or Remove Programs here
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_a.htm#addremove

Remove invalid entries in Add/Remove Programs
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/AddRemove.htm

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:FE2874F6-DA12-44B9-85BA-8A25E325C61D@microsoft.com,
Gene <Gene@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> Hi,
> I am a relatively new to windows XP (I used to have Windows ME)
>
> Now, my question is:
> When I open up the "Add/Remove Programs" option in the control panel,
> I get a whole bunch of programs in the list, programs that I had
> removed many years ago
> (Things like Myst 1, Indiana Jones, etc...).
> When I click to remove them, it says that either it can't do it, or
> removes the program from the list, but when I turn the list back on,
> the program names are there again!
>
> Does anyone know how to remove them?
>
> Thanks,
> Gene
March 27, 2005 11:57:38 PM

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

Hi,

check this link:
http://freespace.virgin.net/john.freelanceit/windows_xp...
I believe question 94 will help you.

Regards,

Zalman


"Gene" <Gene@discussions.microsoft.com> escreveu na mensagem
news:FE2874F6-DA12-44B9-85BA-8A25E325C61D@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
> I am a relatively new to windows XP (I used to have Windows ME)
>
> Now, my question is:
> When I open up the "Add/Remove Programs" option in the control panel, I
> get
> a whole bunch of programs in the list, programs that I had removed many
> years
> ago
> (Things like Myst 1, Indiana Jones, etc...).
> When I click to remove them, it says that either it can't do it, or
> removes
> the program from the list, but when I turn the list back on, the program
> names are there again!
>
> Does anyone know how to remove them?
>
> Thanks,
> Gene
>
!