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Monday, September 08, 2008

Removing large gap from WinXP "Add or Remove Programs"

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I’ve been living with this annoying large gap in my "Add or Remove Programs" for quite sometime and tonight I’m wondering how to remove it although it hasn't caused any problems. After some googling around, finally I came across to a solution from experts-exchange.com. From my experience, it happen when I installed AutoCAD 2002 couple years back but didn't realize until tonight. Below are the instructions on how to fix it.

Open your regedit from START >> run... menu.



Now go to;
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{5783F2D7-0101-0409-0000-0060B0CE6BBA}



Now you can see that the "DisplayIcon" entry is having ",-1" value. That is causing the problem. Negative numbers will cause the gap. Edit it by removing the ",-1".



Before
C:\Program Files\AutoCAD 2002\acad.exe,-1

After
C:\Program Files\AutoCAD 2002\acad.exe





And now, the moment of truth, open you "Add or Remove Programs"



Tadaa!! Good luck...

1 comment :

d1971 said...

Worked like a charm!

Thanks for posting.