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Programs and Features - Invalid entries

  1. #1


    Fred B. Guest

    Programs and Features - Invalid entries

    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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  3. #2


    Ronnie Vernon MVP Guest

    Re: Programs and Features - Invalid entries

    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?

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    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Shell/User


    "Fred B." <email.fred.NoSpam@cox.net> wrote in message
    news:O2bqa$04HHA.5980@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > 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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  4. #3


    Fred B. Guest

    Re: Programs and Features - Invalid entries

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


    "Ronnie Vernon MVP" <rv@invalid.org> wrote in message
    news:OI8bx414HHA.4964@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > 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?
    >
    > --
    >
    > Ronnie Vernon
    > Microsoft MVP
    > Windows Shell/User
    >
    >
    > "Fred B." <email.fred.NoSpam@cox.net> wrote in message
    > news:O2bqa$04HHA.5980@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> 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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  5. #4


    Fred B. Guest

    Re: Programs and Features - Invalid entries

    Forgot ...... I went into "current_user" and they werren't there either.


    "Ronnie Vernon MVP" <rv@invalid.org> wrote in message
    news:OI8bx414HHA.4964@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > 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?
    >
    > --
    >
    > Ronnie Vernon
    > Microsoft MVP
    > Windows Shell/User
    >
    >
    > "Fred B." <email.fred.NoSpam@cox.net> wrote in message
    > news:O2bqa$04HHA.5980@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> 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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    Re: Programs and Features - Invalid entries

    Quote Originally Posted by Fred B. View Post
    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,
    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

    Shawn

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  7. #6


    Fred B. Guest

    Re: Programs and Features - Invalid entries

    Thanks,

    I'll try it.


    "brink" <brink.2vmyx6@no-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
    news:brink.2vmyx6@no-mx.forums.net...
    >
    > Fred B.;426940 Wrote:
    >> 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,

    >
    > 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
    >
    >
    > --
    > brink
    >
    > *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
    > _http://www.Vistax64.com (\"http://www.Vistax64.com\")_
    > *Please post feedback to help others.*



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    Re: Programs and Features - Invalid entries

    Quote Originally Posted by Fred B. View Post
    Thanks,

    I'll try it.


    "brink" <brink.2vmyx6@no-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
    news:brink.2vmyx6@no-mx.forums.net...
    >
    > Fred B.;426940 Wrote:
    >> 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,
    >
    > 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' (CCleaner - Home)
    >
    > Shawn
    >
    >
    > --
    > brink
    >
    > *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
    > _http://www.Vistax64.com (\"http://www.Vistax64.com\")_
    > *Please post feedback to help others.*
    Your welcome Fred,

    Hope it does the trick for you.

    Shawn

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  9. #8


    Ramesh, MS-MVP Guest

    Re: Programs and Features - Invalid entries

    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


    "Fred B." <email.fred.NoSpam@cox.net> wrote in message news:O2bqa$04HHA.5980@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    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,


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #9


    Fred B. Guest

    Re: Programs and Features - Invalid entries

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

    Thanks very much.


    Regards,

    FB


    "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
    news:%23qSxgY64HHA.1164@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    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


    "Fred B." <email.fred.NoSpam@cox.net> wrote in message
    news:O2bqa$04HHA.5980@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    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,


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  11. #10


    Ramesh, MS-MVP Guest

    Re: Programs and Features - Invalid entries

    You're welcome Fred

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    Regards,

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


    "Fred B." <email.fred.NoSpam@cox.net> wrote in message news:OEUhLu64HHA.5424@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    Yahoo! Yipeee! - that was EXACTLY what I needed. Two seconds and they were
    gone.

    Thanks very much.


    Regards,

    FB


    "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
    news:%23qSxgY64HHA.1164@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    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


    "Fred B." <email.fred.NoSpam@cox.net> wrote in message
    news:O2bqa$04HHA.5980@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    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,


      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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