Remove Items from the Add/Remove list

If you share your computer with other people in your house and they have a habit of uninstalling programs from the Add/Remove list, or you don't want them seeing what is installed on your computer, you can take out any program from the list without actually uninstalling it. Just follow these steps.

  1. Click on your Start button, select Run and type in regedit
  2. Look for this key:
     HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Uninstall
  3. Look for the program you want to hide under the Uninstall
     subkey and highlight it (If you see all numbers and
     letters, highlight that key and look in the right pane
     for the programs name)
  4. Select Export from the File menu and select a name and
     location for the .reg file that will be created
  5. Now delete the program under the Uninstall subkey
If you ever decide to uninstall a program, simply double-click on the .reg file to restore the uninstall data then launch the Add/Remove Programs.

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