Hide Applications in Programs and Features

Posted: 10-27-2007, 01:34 PM

Is there an way, via registry entry for example, to hide an application from
the Programs and Features applet so that it can't be easily selected for
uninstall?

I don't want to have to install a utility application to do this if there is
a way to hide the icon or change the registry. Thanks.

Hide Applications in Programs and Features


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Rick Rogers
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Re: Hide Applications in Programs and Features
Posted: 10-27-2007, 01:49 PM
Hi Joe,

Simply backup and remove the corresponding entry (subkey) under
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Uninstall

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com

"Joe Martella" <martellaj@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Is there an way, via registry entry for example, to hide an application
> from the Programs and Features applet so that it can't be easily selected
> for uninstall?
>
> I don't want to have to install a utility application to do this if there
> is a way to hide the icon or change the registry. Thanks.
Joe Martella
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Re: Hide Applications in Programs and Features
Posted: 10-29-2007, 12:02 AM
Fantastic! Thanks so much for your reply.

JM


"Rick Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
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> Hi Joe,
>
> Simply backup and remove the corresponding entry (subkey) under
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Uninstall
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
>
> "Joe Martella" <martellaj@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:kP2dndk0hMemo77anZ2dnUVZ_uCinZ2d@comcast.com. ..
>>
>> Is there an way, via registry entry for example, to hide an application
>> from the Programs and Features applet so that it can't be easily selected
>> for uninstall?
>>
>> I don't want to have to install a utility application to do this if there
>> is a way to hide the icon or change the registry. Thanks.
>
 
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