How to Remove a Program Listing from the Add/Remove Programs Tool:

To Remove a Program Listing from Apps if you aren’t able to do it from the uninstall option, please follow this tutorial –

The Add/Remove Programs tool in Windows allows users to uninstall applications from their computer. However, sometimes the listing of a program might remain even after the program has been uninstalled. This can happen due to incomplete uninstallations or registry errors. If you’re encountering such an issue, you can follow these steps to remove the program reference from the Add/Remove Programs list:

  1. Accessing the Registry Editor: To start, open the Registry Editor (Regedit.exe). You can do this by searching for “regedit” in the Windows search bar and selecting the Registry Editor from the results.
  2. Navigating to the Uninstall Key: Within the Registry Editor, navigate to the following key:
  3. Identifying the Key to Delete: In this section of the registry, you’ll find various keys representing installed programs. The key names might not always match the program’s name, so locate the key associated with the program you want to remove from the Add/Remove Programs list. If the key name doesn’t clearly indicate the program, you can identify it by checking the “DisplayName” value under each key. The “DisplayName” value corresponds to the name displayed in the Add/Remove Programs tool.
  4. Creating a Backup: Before making any changes, it’s advisable to create a backup of the selected registry key. To do this, use the “Export” option available in the Registry menu. Save the exported file as a .reg file in a secure location. This backup will serve as a safety net in case you need to revert the changes.
  5. Deleting the Registry Key: Carefully delete the selected registry key along with its associated values. Be cautious not to delete the entire “Uninstall” key, as this contains information about multiple programs.
  6. Exiting the Registry Editor: After you’ve deleted the key, close the Registry Editor.
  7. Confirming Removal: To ensure the program reference has been successfully removed, check the Add/Remove Programs list. The program’s entry should no longer be visible.

It’s important to note that this procedure solely removes the program’s listing from the Add/Remove Programs tool. It does not eliminate all the files and registry entries associated with the program. If you want to thoroughly clean your system, you might need to get in touch with the program’s manufacturer for guidance on how to clean up both disk and registry remnants related to the uninstalled program.

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