Place Add/Remove Programs to Right-Click Menu of My Computer

Posted September 11, 2006 by Rob Rogers in Windows networking

Having to go to the Control Panel everytime you need to use the Add/Remove Programs applet can be an inconvenience. Here is how to add it to the context menu of My Computer.

1. Open up Notepad, and copy the following:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Add/Remove Programs\command]
@="control appwiz.cpl"

2. Save the text file, and rename it “XP_AddRemovePrograms_MyComputer_Context” (for example).

3. Then merge it into the registry by double-clicking it.


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