How come Add/Remove programs in the Control Panel does not list any programs as installed?

by on June 11, 2009

Q: I have bought a second-hand Dell laptop with Windows 2000 Professional OS. When I go into Add/Remove Programs on the Control Panel I do not get a list of programs installed. Why might this be and how else can I view and then remove programs?


One Response to “How come Add/Remove programs in the Control Panel does not list any programs as installed?”
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    1) What programs are installed on the system that aren’t showing up? The previous owner might have uninstalled everything.

    2) I’d highly recommend if at all possible doing a fresh install of Windows on the computer.

    3) You can also try this: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/ht/sfc-scannow.htm