Unable to remove a program from Windows Add/Remove programs

Users can manually remove the program listing from Add/Remove programs by using Microsoft's TweakUI or deleting the entry from the registry.

TweakUI

  1. Install and open TweakUI.
  2. In TweakUI click the Add/Remove tab.
  3. Within the Add/Remove programs tab, select the programs you want to remove and click the Remove button.
  4. Close TweakUI when done.

Windows Registry

Note: be aware that modifying the registry improperly can cause issues with your computer.

  1. Click Start, Run, and type regedit.
  2. Within the registry, open the below key.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
  3. Within the above registry key, select the program you want to uninstall from the right side of the window.

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