|add/remove button missing in add/remove programs – what to do?|
|For some programs one has to uninstall the old version as is the case with Java Runtime Environment (see CASEScontact.org advisory CT110115)|
|Here we explain how registry entries can be changed to be able to uninstall unnecessary programs even if the change/remove buttons have disappeared from Add Remove Programs.|
What must be done to get these buttons back in order to uninstall the programs that one no longer needs?
how can this be fixed?
This problem may occur if the uninstaller for a program incorrectly removes registry entries that are used by Windows and the Add/Remove Programs tool.
For this tip, you will be working in your Registry Editor, so before you begin, make sure you’re comfortable using it. The Registry Editor is not a tool to just play around with. However, following the steps below it will be fine. Moreover, first do it for one pgrogram only and check if it works, before doing it for many more – better safe than sorry.
|Add/remove button missing in add/remove programs|
|1||Go to Start, Run and type regedit into the box.Click OK and the Registry Editor will open for you.|
|2||Then navigate to this location:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Now look for the program name you want to remove from your PC|
|3||In the right pane (right window), double click the NoRemove choice (REG_DWORD)- set the value to 0 (zero).If it happens to be set to 1, the Remove button will not be available.|
|4||Back in the right pane, double click the NoModify option (REG_DWORD):- set it to 0 (zero).If this happens to be set to 1, the Change button will not be available.|
|5||Once you changed those two values for one program, click OK and close everything else out.|
|6||top bar, click File – Exit|
|7||Thereafter go back to the Control Panel and look through your list of programs. The one program were you changed the values should have again the Change/Remove buttonsOne can now remove that unnecessary program from the computer.|
Now, after having finished the above for one program, one can go through the above procedure again but this time do it for several of the programs one wishes to remove or get the Windows Add/Remove Program buttons back.
Thereafter go back to the Control Panel and look through your list of programs. All of the Change/Remove buttons should be back for you and you can then continue removing all those unnecessary programs from your computer. No more missing buttons.
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