Unable to remove a program from Windows Add/Remove programs

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

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


  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.

  3. Within the above Registry key, select the program you want to uninstall from the right side of the window.

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