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Windows 7: Hide programs in the Add/Remove files.

05 Oct 2010   #1
Korith

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Hide programs in the Add/Remove files.

Hey guys, first off I just wanted to say I have tried many searches each worded differently to try and find a answer.

What I want to do is when you go to Control panel>Add/Remove Programs, I want to make a particular file hidden. I already have the folder hidden but I want the file in there to be hidden to.
Thanks in advanced for any help you can give me.


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05 Oct 2010   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Read this page carefully and try the methods one by one.

How to hide an entry in the Add/Remove Programs applet?
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09 Oct 2010   #3
dprice5892

Windows 7 Home Edition 64-bit
 
 
Method Doesn't Work With Windows 7

I have windows 7 home edition 64-bit and am thus unable to run "gpedit.msc" per the numerous websites i visited in an attempt to solve the problem obtaining instructions on hiding an "add/remove programs" entry. I can access the registry by typing either "regedit" or "regedt32" but there is absolutely no subkey or reference to the program i want to hide in "hklm/software/microsoft/windows/current version/uninstall. The program is installed and set to run at startup, which it does, and it appears in the registry in under "hklm/software/microsoft". No display name is referenced in the program's folder. I am at a loss....i was able to hide the program in xp but windows 7 is kicking my a.....uh, butt. It's driving me nuts! Can you help, or direct me to the appropriate website? Alternatively, is their a way to hide/deny access to the control panel or the add/remove programs?

I'd appreciate any help i can get!
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09 Oct 2010   #4
Ztruker

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Search for all occurrences of the program, see what shows up. An easy way to do this is to install RegSeeker and use it's Find in Registry tool.
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28 Oct 2010   #5
gkaytaz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dprice5892 View Post
I have windows 7 home edition 64-bit and am thus unable to run "gpedit.msc" per the numerous websites i visited in an attempt to solve the problem obtaining instructions on hiding an "add/remove programs" entry. I can access the registry by typing either "regedit" or "regedt32" but there is absolutely no subkey or reference to the program i want to hide in "hklm/software/microsoft/windows/current version/uninstall. The program is installed and set to run at startup, which it does, and it appears in the registry in under "hklm/software/microsoft". No display name is referenced in the program's folder. I am at a loss....i was able to hide the program in xp but windows 7 is kicking my a.....uh, butt. It's driving me nuts! Can you help, or direct me to the appropriate website? Alternatively, is their a way to hide/deny access to the control panel or the add/remove programs?

I'd appreciate any help i can get!
You are using 64 bit which means the uninstall key you listed will have only the 64 bit programs listed. For 32 bit programs try the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\

Hope this helps...

Programs and Features - Remove Uninstall Entry - Vista Forums
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