I was looking through my Control Panel, doing a bit of house keeping and saw an entry I didn’t recognise. The title was just “0.2″! I wanted to get the properties of it and find out what it was. Unfortunately there is no right-click properties, so how can I find out what the entry in the Add and Remove Programs actually points to? And once I have found it can I rename it to something more sensible? But where do I start? Registry criteria for inclusion in Add or Remove Programs An entry will appear in the Add or Remove Programs (part of the Control Panel) if the following requirements are satisfied:
- There is a key in the registry location:
- The key contains a String Value called DisplayName which is not empty.
- The key contains a String Value called UninstallString.
key and search for “DisplayName"="<what ever is in the control panel list>". As it turned out the entry titled “0.2″ was pointing to GenIconXP, which is a discontinued Open Source Project. Its installer had added the wrong name. I went into the registry (with regedit) and opened up
and changed the DisplayName from “0.2″ to “GenIconXP 0.2″. Loaded Add or Remove Programs and it now displayed the GenIconXP’s title in a more user friendly manner.
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