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Remove unwanted programs
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/25/2005 | Hardware | Unrated
Remove unwanted programs

If you want to remove some additional programs that are installed with windows but are not initially visible in Add / Remove, edit a file called "C:\WINDOWS\INF\SYSOC.INF".  In there you will find a listing of programs, and you will note that some programs have the word 'hide' at the end.  Simply remove the word 'hide' but leave the extra comma:

BEFORE:msmsgs=msgrocm.dll,OcEntry,msmsgs.inf,hide,7

AFTER:msmsgs=msgrocm.dll,OcEntry,msmsgs.inf,,7

Now when you open Add-Remove Windows Components, you will see a new choice, in this example, "Windows Messenger"

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I found you site. It was just what I was looking for. Keep up the good work.
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Doesn't work
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Yes, it does dingus. You didn't do it right.
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    shit coz it aint fo me crap shit
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by john)
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    START > RUN then copy and paste C: ect
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It tells me nothing
     
  • Comment #7 (Posted by umesh joshi)
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    cooooooooool brother
     
  • Comment #8 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I don't know how to edit a program.
     
  • Comment #9 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Not enough information and my pc said it could not find the files, said the inf was invalid.
     
  • Comment #10 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    great
     
  • Comment #11 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I looked in my windows directory, but there is no folder INF I have windows XP
     
  • Comment #12 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it sorted out a lot of problems
     
  • Comment #13 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    With which program do you open the *.inf?
     
  • Comment #14 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    where can i find C:WINDOWSINFSYSOC.INF in my pc?
     
  • Comment #15 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Didn't find the folder but after i typed C:WINDOWSINFSYSOC.INF one notepad opened and found there many infos... i did the steps u said, but in Add or Remove is it not showing the program :( Unfortunatelly ur tip is it not working
     
  • Comment #16 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    informative , but i haven't tried yet.
     
  • Comment #17 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    nod 32
     
  • Comment #18 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    crap info
     
  • Comment #19 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    need more details on how to delete,and where to go to begin the process.
     
  • Comment #20 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i follow the procedure but still not working
     
  • Comment #21 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    how to change the nam of start button on desktop
     
  • Comment #22 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    because it very useful to me
     
  • Comment #23 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    simple easy to understand and very useful
     
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    I found your site. It was just what I was looking for. Keep up the good work.
     
  • Comment #25 (Posted by CokeMan)
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    Thanx,for the help
     
  • Comment #26 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    sysoc.inf not found in Win7!
     
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