Programs and Features - Invalid entries


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Fred B.

Can someone tell me where I can find the list of "installed programs" in
Vista? I looked here:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Uninstall

and though most of my installs were listed, several "invalid entries" I'd
like to remove don't appear like they did in XP.


Thanks,
 
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Ronnie Vernon MVP

Fred

Try the same registry path in the CURRENT_USER section.

If you can see the invalid entries in the Control Panel / Programs and
Features app, what happens if you select the invalid entry and click the
Uninstall Button?
 
F

Fred B.

That's what I tried before going into the registry. No response to clicking
in the add-remove section like you'd expect.
 
F

Fred B.

Thanks,

I'll try it.


brink said:
Hi Fred,

There is a program called "CCleaner" that has a feature in it that will
remove the uninstall entries easily for you. Click the "Tools" button
in CCleaner. This is a great free program.

'CCleaner - Home' (http://ccleaner.com/)

Shawn


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Ramesh, MS-MVP

May be you need the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility to remove those listings.

Description of the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301

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Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


Can someone tell me where I can find the list of "installed programs" in
Vista? I looked here:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Uninstall

and though most of my installs were listed, several "invalid entries" I'd
like to remove don't appear like they did in XP.


Thanks,
 
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Fred B.

Yahoo! Yipeee! - that was EXACTLY what I needed. Two seconds and they were
gone.

Thanks very much.


Regards,

FB


May be you need the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility to remove those
listings.

Description of the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


Can someone tell me where I can find the list of "installed programs" in
Vista? I looked here:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Uninstall

and though most of my installs were listed, several "invalid entries" I'd
like to remove don't appear like they did in XP.


Thanks,
 
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Ramesh, MS-MVP

You're welcome Fred :)

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


Yahoo! Yipeee! - that was EXACTLY what I needed. Two seconds and they were
gone.

Thanks very much.


Regards,

FB


May be you need the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility to remove those
listings.

Description of the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


Can someone tell me where I can find the list of "installed programs" in
Vista? I looked here:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Uninstall

and though most of my installs were listed, several "invalid entries" I'd
like to remove don't appear like they did in XP.


Thanks,
 

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