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Remove Hidden Windows Components
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/25/2005 | Software | Rating:
Remove Hidden Windows Components

MS thought it would be nice to include some components they "knew" you would need, and wont let you get rid of. Until now.

1) Click Start.
2) Click Run.
3) Type: notepad.exe C:\windows\inf\sysoc.inf
- This will bring up a hidden inf file in notepad.
4) In notepad, click Edit on the toolbar.
5) Click Replace.
6) In the "Find What" text area type HIDE
7) Leave the "Replace With" text area blank.
8) Click Replace All.
9) Exit out of the Replace window.
10) Save the file.

Now check out the new uninstall options in Control Panel - Add Remove Programs - Windows Components.

Wasn't it nice of MS to include all those programs they just "knew" we needed?

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    CUZ I DON'T KNOW IF IT WORKED BUT THEY WERE EASY TO FOLLOW DIRECTIONS
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    very useful thing to know
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    very usefull tweek. i have tested all "new" changable components and none seem to be "necessary" to normal pc functionability.
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Great thank you
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    dammit. now i can rid of old messenger. and not have 3 of them. Good stuff
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    very usefull info
     
  • Comment #7 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    great tweek
     
  • Comment #8 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I chose to save the old file in a new location first, then reloaded the original and modified it. This gives me another way out if I make an error. This might have helped the comment #6 problem. Comment #8 needs to have notepad show all file types, instead of the default .txt only.
     
  • Comment #9 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it didnt work for me so im trying still to get ride of it because some of my program dont work any more
     
  • Comment #10 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    cause we can always use more help keeping computers running efficiently
     
  • Comment #11 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I run ME os It didn't find sysoc.inf ,, what does this mean ?
     
  • Comment #12 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    sysoc.inf doesn't exist under my install of Windows-7. Some more background info and screen shots/example, would give more confidence in making changes to system files.
     
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