Friday, August 08, 2003

"Here's a trick you may not know about, so you don't have to uninstall some things manually. WinXP will let you uninstall more components than it reveals by default in the Add/Remove Windows Components section of the Control Panel.

Open the file C:\WINDOWS\inf\sysoc.inf in Notepad. Each line is a Windows component (not Program) that could appear in the Add/Remove list in the Control Panel. Delete the word "hide" for each component you want to show up. Now go back to Add/Remove Windows Components, and look at all the stuff Windows will uninstall for you.

Of course, if you're really serious about purging as much junk as you can, most of the deleting will still have to be done manually. "

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