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September 7, 2005 7:19:28 PM

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

Hi

Please can somebody help me? I am having problems with Win XP Pro SP2 in
relation to the Add Remove function in the control panel. I have several
programmes listed that will not allow me to remove them! When I click on
programmes I get an option to remove them which is the correct function but
I have about 10 programmes that do not allow me to do this. Is there anyway
I can repair this problem, I guess it something to do with a Windows
Installer problem and my registry (I think so)

But Restore offers no solution nor does any registry mechanic my system is
fine so I do not want to install again.

Cheers Dale

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Anonymous
September 7, 2005 7:19:29 PM

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

[Presuming that the applications in question are not any type of virus or
spyware:]

It sometimes happens that 'Add or Remove Programs' becomes disconnected from
one or more of the programs it lists. Just 'one of those things' and nothing
to worry about.

You can reinstall the programs, which usually reacquaints Add or Remove
Programs with its children, and then uninstall. Or, you can uninstall the
program from Windows Explorer if you know the name of the uninstall
executable.

If successfully uninstalling the program still leaves an entry in 'Add or
Remove' you'll have to edit the registry to get it out.

--
Ted Zieglar
"You can do it if you try."

"Thorrrr" <thorrrr@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
news:ufTqqc7sFHA.3236@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Hi
>
> Please can somebody help me? I am having problems with Win XP Pro SP2 in
> relation to the Add Remove function in the control panel. I have several
> programmes listed that will not allow me to remove them! When I click on
> programmes I get an option to remove them which is the correct function
but
> I have about 10 programmes that do not allow me to do this. Is there
anyway
> I can repair this problem, I guess it something to do with a Windows
> Installer problem and my registry (I think so)
>
> But Restore offers no solution nor does any registry mechanic my system is
> fine so I do not want to install again.
>
> Cheers Dale
>
>
Anonymous
September 7, 2005 7:19:29 PM

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

Some programs do this on purpose.

Some applications in Add/Remove Programs list are missing Change and Remove
buttons
http://www.winxptutor.com/arpbuttons.htm

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:ufTqqc7sFHA.3236@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl,
Thorrrr <thorrrr@blueyonder.co.uk> hunted and pecked:
> Hi
>
> Please can somebody help me? I am having problems with Win XP Pro SP2 in
> relation to the Add Remove function in the control panel. I have several
> programmes listed that will not allow me to remove them! When I click on
> programmes I get an option to remove them which is the correct function
> but I have about 10 programmes that do not allow me to do this. Is there
> anyway I can repair this problem, I guess it something to do with a
> Windows Installer problem and my registry (I think so)
>
> But Restore offers no solution nor does any registry mechanic my system is
> fine so I do not want to install again.
>
> Cheers Dale
!