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04-07-2002, 09:36 PM
For some reason my Win XP Pro Control Panel will not display Install/Uninstall Programmes (amongst other missing applets). To uninstall a programme I have to go through the Help screens to Uninstall and click on the shortcut from there. How can I get Control Panel to show all applets?


Tristan Speak
04-07-2002, 11:07 PM
You could try installing TweakUI, this allows you to control which applets are loaded and displayed in the control panel. Ticking the box to load appwiz.cpl should load the add / remove programs applet on next reboot. I am sure you could probably do this by making an entry in the registry but I am not sure where.

Another shortcut to going through the help system would be to create a shortcut on your desktop or start menu which pointed to c:\window\system\appwiz.cpl (this path will be slighly different under Win XP).