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  1. #1

    Default Remove Hidden Windows Components

    If you've ever felt the need to get rid of MS Messenger, heres a trick that will let you do that,and so much more. MS thought it would be nice to include some components they "knew" you would need,and wont let you get rid of. Until now

    1) Click Start.

    2) Click Run.

    3) Type: notepad.exe C:\windows\inf\sysoc.inf (This will bring up a hidden inf file in notepad.)

    4) In notepad, click Edit on the toolbar.

    5) Click Replace.

    6) In the "Find What" text area type HIDE

    7) Leave the "Replace With" text area blank.

    8) Click Replace All.

    9) Exit out of the Replace window.

    10) Save the file.

    Now check out the new uninstall options in Control Panel - Add Remove Programs - Windows Components.

    Wasn't it nice of MS to include all those programs they just "knew" we needed?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2003


    which versions of windows does this refer to dude,it doesnt work on windows M.E well at least not on this pc im currently using
    simply me

  3. #3


    Windows XP (Sorry should have mentioned it)

  4. #4
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    May 2003


    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
    Windows XP (Sorry should have mentioned it)
    Does this mean The_Dude has abandoned 98 and can now be found as a stowaway on the XP wagon?

  5. #5



    I love 98se!!

    I just found this and decided to help people out (I hate Microsoft with a passion)

    Merry christmas Locust!! (And everyone else )


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