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Hide Set Program Access and Defaults in Add/Remove Programs (Windows 2000/XP) Popular

This restriction is used to hide "Set Program Access and Defaults" on the Add or Remove Programs page. This feature was introduced with Windows XP SP1 and Windows 2000 SP3 to allow users to configure the default applications used on the PC.

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Open your registry and find or create the key below.

Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called "NoChooseProgramsPage" and set it according to the value data below.

Exit your registry; you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|NoChooseProgramsPageREG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
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|HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\...|
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Registry Settings
User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
Uninstall]
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
Uninstall]
Value Name: NoChooseProgramsPage
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = default, 1 = hide on add/remove page)

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Last modified: November 2, 2002