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Show Hidden software in Add/Remove Programs

Want to uninstall programs like WordPad from your computer? Chances are you won't find it in Add/Remove programs in Windows XP. These are programs that stay hidden from the Add/Remove programs window.

How to make hidden softwares show up in the Add/Remove box?
Look for a file named sysoc.inf in C:\Windows\INF\sysoc.inf. Here, C:\ can be any drive on which Windows XP is installed.
Open sysoc.inf in notepad which will show a list of programs. Some of them will have the word 'Hide'.
Remove 'Hide,' for programs you want to be listed in the Windows Add/Remove programs and save the file.
The programs will now be listed among the others.

Also note, not all programs can be uninstalled after they are displayed in the Add/Remove box.

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posted by Vijeesh Ravindran, Tuesday, June 26, 2007


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