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    Add or remove program shows two entries for the same programs

    I am a windows xp Home SP1 user. Add or Remove programs now displays two entries for the same installed program which is not normal. Some of my friends are saying that it is the effect of virus while others are saying that it is the problem os settings.What's wrong with it and how can i fix this issue?

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    Support Array
    Join Date
    Apr 2012

    Re: Add or remove program shows two entries for the same programs

    It is a registry error. Actually when you install a new program over an older version, the entries of old programs are left in Add or Remove programs applet. It happens becase some programs doesn't remove their regsitry entry properly.You can correct this issue by downloading X-setup.You can download it by visiting www.x-setup.net. It is a tweaking utility which improves the performance of computer. Once installed,launch the program and navigate to System>>Software Installation>>Add or Remove Programs>>Add or Remove Program List Editor. Have a look on the right side.You would be able to see the entries. Click on an entry and delete it.
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    ghanathey swetha Array
    Join Date
    Nov 2012

    Re: Add or remove program shows two entries for the same programs


    To remove a program reference viewable in the Add/Remove Programs tool:
    >>Start Registry Editor (Regedit.exe).
    >>Locate the following key:
    >>HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Cu rrentVersion\Uninstall
    >>Locate the key to be deleted by locating the key name created by the program. If the name of the key is not apparent, browse through each key and note the value for DisplayName. This is the viewable string in the Add/Remove Programs tool.
    >>Using the Registry menu, export the selected registry key to make a backup. Store the .reg file in a safe location in case you need to import it at a later date.
    >>Delete the selected registry key and its values. Do not delete the entire Uninstall key.
    >>Quit Registry Editor.
    >>Verify that the reference in the Add/Remove Programs tool is no longer visible.

    Thank you.

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