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Sick of X/P and 2K msgs programs..

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting' started by SpiritWalker, Nov 30, 2001.

  1. SpiritWalker

    SpiritWalker Guest

    Sick of X/P and 2K msgs programs..and more...
    try this "hack" it works for me GREAT!!!!


    Show All Files in Add/Remove Programs


    Windows 2000 and XP hides certain files in this dialog box by default, but we'll show you how to make things right.



    Like me, you want full, complete, and utter control over your computer. I guess Microsoft's corporate policy isn't exactly about options, but hey, that's what TSS is for -- to give you back control over your own machine.


    Windows 2000 or XP doesn't let you add or remove all the programs it installs by default. Multimedia applications, the XP messenger, games, accessories, and accessibility options do not show up in the Add/Remove Programs dialog box. What if you want to get rid of them? Here's how to make Windows treat these applications just like it treats all the others.



    Unhide all files
    Search for sysoc.inf. Open it in notepad.
    Look for the "Old Base Components" section in Windows 2000, and "Components" in XP. It will look approximately like this (depending on your version):

    ; old base components
    Games=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,games.inf,HIDE,7
    AccessUtil=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,accessor.inf,HIDE,7
    CommApps=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,communic.inf,HIDE,7
    media_clips=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,mmopt.inf,HIDE,7
    MultiM=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,multimed.inf,HIDE,7
    AccessOpt=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,optional.inf,HIDE,7
    Pinball=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,pinball.inf,HIDE,7
    MSWordPad=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,wordpad.inf,HIDE,7


    The word "HIDE" in an entry hides that application from your Add/Remove Programs dialog box. To add games to the Add/Remove menu, delete the word HIDE from its entry (but leave the commas that surround it). You also have to remove "HIDE" from "AccessUtil=" for this tip to work. To unhide games, for example, my new "Old Base Components" Windows 2000 entry will look like the following:


    ; old base components
    Games=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,games.inf,,7
    AccessUtil=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,accessor.inf,,7
    CommApps=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,communic.inf,HIDE,7
    media_clips=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,mmopt.inf,HIDE,7
    MultiM=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,multimed.inf,HIDE,7
    AccessOpt=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,optional.inf,HIDE,7
    Pinball=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,pinball.inf,HIDE,7
    MSWordPad=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,wordpad.inf,HIDE,7



    Save the file. Check for the new entries in the Add/Remove Programs dialog box after you restart your computer.

    There now, that wasn't so bad, was it? Fight Windows conformity with this simple tip from "The Screen Savers."
     
  2. StoneViper

    StoneViper you can call me Mike

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    wow, thanks, ill try that, who want's that messanger thing anyway
     
  3. OO7MIKE

    OO7MIKE Mr. Sexy

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    This is defanatly an easy way to remove those programs.
    To bad its hard to get rid of all the os2 compatibility items that the government uses. (no one else)
    I dunno how removing a lot of this stuff would effect the OS performance in the end.... but hey...it sounds like a great project for me :D

    Nice hack :)
     
  4. SpiritWalker

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  5. OO7MIKE

    OO7MIKE Mr. Sexy

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    ...... im not sure....its been a while since i read anything about it. Im going dumb by the hour. I can feel the pc knowledge seep out of me.
    mommy....im scared!

    I had a point some where.....
     
  6. SpiritWalker

    SpiritWalker Guest

    check the top of your head dude! :p
     
  7. OO7MIKE

    OO7MIKE Mr. Sexy

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    Damn stereotypical wiches hat!!
     

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