How To Uninstall Hidden Program In XP??
Posted by jimstech on March 30, 2009
During Windows XP setup, there are programs that are installed automatically, like
- Accessories (Calculator, Clock, and so on)
- Accessibility options
These items also do not appear in the Add/Remove Programs tool in Control Panel when Setup is finished making you no choice if for any reason you want to uninstall this XP built-in programs.
Luckily enough, there’s still way to show up this programs in Add/Remove Programs and let you uninstall.
To show this built-in programs,
Go to Start>>Run copy paste the following %SystemRoot%\Inf and locate Sysoc.inf file then open it using Notepad.
For each component you want to appear in the Add/Remove Programs tool, remove the “Hide” comment.
For example, change
Then go to Control Panel>> Add/Remove Programs, and on the left side of the window click the Add/Remove Windows Component icon. (wait for the setup)
The built-in program will then be shown on Add/Remove programs.You will now have the options to uninstall the built-in programs.
Have a great day….