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Windows 7: 'uninstall program' only showing recently dl'ed files?


08 Apr 2014   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
'uninstall program' only showing recently dl'ed files?

Hi, sorry, not sure if this is in another post already, if so, I couldn't find it. Anyways, I'm having trouble with my control panel's 'uninstall programs' option. When I click on 'uninstall a program,' I only see programs I've downloaded in the past few days (except for Unity.) How can I get it to list ALL programs again? Any help is appreciated... Thanks,
-Zach.
P.S.- This IS windows 7, just with a mac theme.



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09 Apr 2014   #2

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Hello and welcome Zach mate download and use Revo Uninstaller it is much more thorough than the Windows feature in my mind
Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems < use the left hand listed download.
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09 Apr 2014   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
@ICit2lol

ICit2lol, While it did show more programs than the default windows uninstaller, it did not show all, this is what I'm getting :/ -


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09 Apr 2014   #4

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Zach I think you may have a problem there what you should get is like in my pic run these mate for elimination purposes.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html
http://www.superantispyware.com/
http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

download from bleeping computer delete any rubbish these find.

Just ha another thought CCleaner also has an uninstaller it might be worth a try .
CCleaner - Download < download from piriform


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09 Apr 2014   #5

Desk 1: Win 7 Pro 32bit; Desk 2: Win 8.1 64b / Win 7 Pro 64b
 
 

Unfortunately, I think I know your problem. It happened to me several years back.

You had an app installed with a buggy un-installer. When it uninstalled itself, it deleted everything under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall, not just itself. (As luck would have it,when it happened to me, it was shortly after i had created a disk image backup of my drive. Being able to revert my disk image and repeating the things i had done, allowed me to re-create the problem over-and-over till i finally determined with 100% certainty, it happened (for my case) by a bad uninstaller from yahoo for a "browser extra" . (i forget just what they called it at the time). In my case, it was definitely a Yahoo bug. Don't know about yours.

Do you have a disk image backup? If not, try a System Restore to fix the missing info in your registry.

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p.s. I'll bet the only programs you now see installed, are recent installations? (Programs you installed AFTER registry deletion)
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