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How do I hide an application from Add/Remove Programs?
To hide an application from Add/Remove Programs, set the ARPSYSTEMCOMPONENT property to 1. This property can be set within the Property table of the package, on the command line, or by means of a transform. On operating systems earlier than Windows 2000, setting the ARPNOREMOVE property to 1 will hide the application from Add/Remove Programs. On the Windows 2000 and Windows XP operating systems, ARNOREMOVE disables the Remove button of Add/Remove Programs.