Solved There are only a few programs listed in add/remove prog

June 28, 2012 at 08:45:31
Specs: Windows 7
Hi,
My OS is wondows 7. and I found out that there are only a few programs listed in my control panel/add remove programs.
The programs are those that have been installed within the last 2 weeks.
All the other programs installed before than that have been gone from the list.
I don't know what happened.
How can I have all the programs listed in add/remove programs?

Thanks, J


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June 29, 2012 at 05:00:51
Also make sure you are logged in as administrator. If you use (preferred) normal user for daily use and many of the programs were installed as administrator or before you started using a limited user account, they may not show up unless you are logged in as administrator.

Also when you look for restore options, not that you should have a 'button' to "Show More Restore Points". If you do, then you will be able to see all of your restore points.
By default your system should reserve 12% of your disk space for your restore points. Less than 8% (unless you have a very large disk) is not generally recommended.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.



#1
June 28, 2012 at 12:26:13
Sounds like something wiped out the registry key that maintains that list. The only thing that might work is to run a system restore to a date before this happened.

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#2
June 28, 2012 at 14:35:32
Thanks for the comment.
I already tried to restore my computer, but there was only one point I could select which was the same date as the oldest one on my add remove software in the control panel.
(Actually I wanted to know about this too, I always have only one point to select on my add remove software. Every points before the last disappears.).
Isn't there any other way I can have all the program list in my control panel?

Thanks in advance.


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#3
June 28, 2012 at 18:51:38
In Computer what is the total partition size of C: and what is the remaining space?

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#4
June 28, 2012 at 20:05:06
total size of C: 449GB
remaining space 361GB

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#5
June 28, 2012 at 20:45:33
sounds like your system restore save was altered by someone and set to the smallest denomination....try increasing the size.

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#6
June 28, 2012 at 23:57:54
I agree with #5 above.

I also suggest you check you use Windows Explorer to see if the programs you think are missing are still installed.

Are you logged in as the same user as before?


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#7
June 29, 2012 at 05:00:51
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Also make sure you are logged in as administrator. If you use (preferred) normal user for daily use and many of the programs were installed as administrator or before you started using a limited user account, they may not show up unless you are logged in as administrator.

Also when you look for restore options, not that you should have a 'button' to "Show More Restore Points". If you do, then you will be able to see all of your restore points.
By default your system should reserve 12% of your disk space for your restore points. Less than 8% (unless you have a very large disk) is not generally recommended.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#8
June 29, 2012 at 06:48:57
Programs don't just disappear. What happened in these last two weeks? Did you do a restore point for some reason?

A restore point doesn't remove programs ever but they could not show in control panel true. The data ought to be there unless the restore was actually a system recovery to OEM state.

If you think it was the restore point when you use http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/... to pick some times to try. One may be the starting point before this all failed.

Be sure you know the difference between a system restore point and how the computer can be used to return it to the as bought state. That type of recovery or restore will wipe out all your programs.

Hang up and live.


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