Fix stuck entries in Windows 10 apps & programs list

Sometimes when you’re deleting an app it tends to leave a mark on your system and in this case, I’m talking about it leaving an entry in your apps & programs list or control panel. There could be many reasons why the app/program remains as an entry even though you went through the procedure of removing it. In my case it was because I moved the application to another drive then deleted it afterwards not knowing the entry would still show. There are steps to properly uninstalling programs, you know. And the entry that remains a thorn in your side is a result of not following the correct procedure to uninstall said application/ program. But enough about that let’s get a move on. The steps on how to remove stuck entries from the Windows 10 apps & programs list are listed down below:

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Steps to remove entries from the Windows 10 Apps & Programs List:

Press the ‘Win+R‘ keys to open the ‘Run’ window.

Type ‘regedit‘, hit enter then select yes.

  • Once there click through these entries listed below until you have reached the last one:
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > Software> Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Uninstall.

Once you’ve reached the last entry look for the program you would like to remove from your programs/apps list. Then right-click on it, select delete and it should be removed.

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Steps to remove entries from the Apps & Programs List (64bit Version):

  • If you’re running a 64bit version of Windows 10, the process remains the same. Although the directories may be a little different compared to the 32bit version of Windows 10:
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Wow6432Node > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Uninstall.
  • So again, press the ‘Win+R‘ keys then type in ‘regedit‘.
  • Once there click through each directory as shown above in blue.
  • Then find the program that you would like to delete, right-click and select delete.

Then you should see the program disappear from your programs list.

Hope it helped! (^*^)/

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