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.
Here is a method to make Windows show the Remove, Change (or the Change/Remove button together) buttons in the listing.
- Click Start, Run and type REGEDIT. This starts the Registry Editor. Navigate to:
- 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
Final result is you'll get the Change and Remove buttons back (or, the Change/Remove button together).
Feedback received on this FAQ entry:
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: email@example.com. Thanks
by La Luna edited by MSeng
last modified: 2007-06-10 14:07:43