Clean "Add or Remove Programs" List

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Clean "Add or Remove Programs" List

Post by rozenman » Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:09 am

Hi guys
I want to add stuff to my xp cd, but I want that people won't be able to uninstall whatever I add.. meaning, if you open "Add or Remove Programs" in the control panel, you won't see anything (even if you check "show updates"). What I should change / do, while preparing the installer...?

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Re: Clean "Add or Remove Programs" List

Post by code65536 » Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:33 am

rozenman wrote:won't be able to uninstall
There's a difference between not allowing and obfuscating the uninstall. One works, the other does nothing more than add a pathetic bump in the road. Removing them from the list (purging the uninstall reg keys; you can Google up their location) is the latter. Restricting user privileges is the former.
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Post by newsposter » Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:28 pm

When you say "add things to my xp cd" and "so people won't be able to uninstall" are you intending to distribute 'your' xp CD??

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