Whoa! The 2 programs I most recently installed have an "Installed On" date
(but, mysteriously, no "last Used On" date). When I highlight one of them,
the "Uninstall" option appears.
Programs that came with Vista ("NTI CD & DVD-Maker", for example) or that I
installed earlier (Microsoft Office XP Professional with FrontPage", for
example) do not have the "Installed On" date but do have a "Last Used On"
date. When I highlight them, the "Uninstall" choice disappears.
Some unrelated setting must have caused this change. I had to do quite a
bit to enable my Vista and all my old XP Pro computers to read and write
each other's files and share printers.
So, fortunately, the programs I can't Uninstall are programs I want and use
daily. And, probably going forward, new programs can be Uninstalled if I
Something is broke, but if I can't fix it, I can still switch to my Vista
laptop. Good thing, because my old laptop is unreliable.
"Richard G. Harper" <email@example.com> wrote in message
There ain't no little boxes no more. Click on the name of the program you
want to modify or remove and it will start the Add/Remove Program Wizard or
the program's registered installer/uninstaller.
Richard G. Harper [MVP Shell/User] firstname.lastname@example.org
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"Paul H" <NoSpamphobergNoSpam@att.net> wrote in message
> Well, almost everything is working - I'm on the verge of switching from my
> XP Pro laptop to my new Vista laptop - I think my security, email, home
> network, etc. is OK thanks to people on these news groups. One final (I
> hope) issue: My "add/remove programs" window does not have the little
> at the left edge of each program line. It used to. Where did they go? I
> need them. I now have no way to uninstall programs. I'm the
> of my Vista Home Premium. Help, anyone? Thanks, Paul