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Registry Tweaks for Windows XP – Part 8

Here’re some more registry tweaking for Windows XP.


With just the above two lines, the Change or Remove Programs button will be nowhere to be seen. Thus, the most popular uninstallation procedure in Windows will become impossible to perform. Yet, be advised that you’re just hiding a button, and this procedure only does not make it very difficult to remove programs from a computer.


Naturally, hiding the button is not an irreversible procedure. So, if you want this command back, just replace 1 with 0, like in the example above, and you’ll be happy to see it reappearing in this Control Panel window.


If you click on the Add New Programs button in the Add or Remove Programs window, two options will be available: Add programs from Microsoft, and Add a program from CD-ROM or floppy disk. The above two lines will make the first alternative disappear.


As you’ve probably guessed already, adding the above lines to tweaks.reg, will remove the second option after running the optimization file. No need to say that replacing 1 with 0 will, of course, re-enable this alternative.


If you want both of the above-mentioned options removed, then you should just hide the Add New Programs command and that’s exactly what the lines above will do.


The Add/Remove Windows Components Button enables you to uninstall vital components and services of your XP operating system, like Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, Internet Information Services (IIS), or the Indexing service. Therefore, if you wish to make sure that it cannot be accessed, you can easily hide it by just adding the above two lines to the tweaks.reg file.

Source:→ Softpedia

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