How can I remove orphan programs?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by mrboogers, Jul 19, 2003.

  1. mrboogers

    mrboogers Guest

    I have a number of "orphan" programs listed on my add-remove program list. These are references to programs that are no longer on my computer, and when I try to remove them in the add-remove programs listing, I just get a message telling me the system cannot find them (Duh!).

    How can I get rid of the notations to these items?

    Vaya con Dios,

    Tony in Idaho
     
  2. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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  3. Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa Stranger Than Kindness Political User

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    About the "digging in the registry" advice... backup everything first , or just know what your doing...
     
  4. yoyo

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    If you decide to dig in the registry, look at subkeys of

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
     
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    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    heh, I knew someone would know the reg key to go digging under
     
  6. mrboogers

    mrboogers Guest

    Way cool, folks! That works fine. Thanks for the help.

    Vaya con Dios,

    Tony in Idaho