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logan11

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Is there anyway to remove an entry from the Add/Remove Programs but not actually remove it from your computer?
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The below has been copied from a site.....I have tryed this and it works....Be careful with the registry editor and do backup a key (as the article recommends) if you intend to delete it.....Very easy to restore this key if you do this....as simple as double clicking the backup and the key is reinstalled.

Start Registry Editor (Regedit.exe).

Locate the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\
Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

Locate the key to be deleted by locating the key name created by the program. If the name of the key is not apparent, browse through each key and note the value for DisplayName. This is the viewable string in the Add/Remove Programs tool.

Using the Registry menu, export the selected registry key to make a backup. Store the .reg file in a safe location in case you need to import it at a later date.

Delete the selected registry key and its values. Do not delete the entire Uninstall key.

Quit Registry Editor.

Verify that the reference in the Add/Remove Programs tool is no longer visible.
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Thank you! That worked perfectly :tazz:
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Another option is to use CCleaner, open it and press tools. Here you can uninstall programs or just delete the entry for add remove programs.
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