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I installed some games on my work computer and I want to remove them from the Program and Features list, without uninstalling them. Any ideas?

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if this is to "get around" your work's IT support finding out that you have games on your work machine (I'm assuming this is not tecnically allowed or part of your AUP) there are many other ways. If this is legit, can you not run some from a USB drive? – tombull89 Jul 12 '11 at 7:31
note that auditing programs have... their ways of finding out what's installed. – Sathya Jul 12 '11 at 7:48
It might be a better idea to actually do your job and play games at home. It would save you lots of hassle and make you more productive – Simon Sheehan Jul 12 '11 at 8:10
"and make you more productive..." ...and less likely to be sacked. – tombull89 Jul 12 '11 at 8:17
I love this kind of question, it brings out the best in all of us. ;-> – Moab Jul 12 '11 at 15:28
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Download ccleaner and follow "Option 2" on this document

Remove Uninstall Entry using "CCleaner" Program

1. If you have not already, download and install the latest version of the CCleaner.

2. Click on the CCleaner shortcut icon either on your desktop or in the Start Menu to run the program.

3. Click on the Tools button on the left.

4. Select the uninstall entry and click the Delete Entry button to remove it from the Programs and Features uninstall list.

5. Click on the X in the upper right corner to close CCleaner when done.

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The programs showing in the Programs and Features list are generated from the registry keys under:


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Go in Run Command, enter regedit and visit following location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

Click on uninstall and find the main root key folder under uninstall. Delete all the key folder related which you want to hide the application.

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