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When you open Add/Remove Programs applet and click an application entry, you may notice that the Change, Remove (or Change/Remove) buttons may be missing, thus leaving only the application name entry there.
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Here is a method to make Windows show the Remove, Change (or the Change/Remove button together) buttons in the listing.


  1. Click Start, Run and type REGEDIT. This starts the Registry Editor. Navigate to:

  2. In the right-pane, do the following:

    Double-click NoRemove (REG_DWORD) and set it to 0
    Double-click NoModify (REG_DWORD) and set it to 0

    If NoRemove is set to 1, the Remove button will be unavailable
    If NoModify is set to 1, the Change button will be unavailable

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Final result is you'll get the Change and Remove buttons back (or, the Change/Remove button together).
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Feedback received on this FAQ entry:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \SOFTWARE \Microsoft \Windows \CurrentVersion \Uninstall I tried your resolution to show the Change/Remove in Add/Remove programs but whe I reach \Uninstall I can't find NoRemove (REG_DWORD) and NoModify (REG_DWORD) on the right pane. Its only showing Default. The only time the Change/Remove applet was missing was when when the fake java update appear and I tried to update the java. I already run the Anti-Spyware and the AVG anti-virus. Pls email me the solution to my problem. My email: deuelc@yahoo.com. Thanks

    2014-04-18 08:44:32

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by La Luna See Profile edited by MSeng See Profile
last modified: 2007-06-10 14:07:43