Display all components in the Control Panel Add/Remove applet

There are some components in the Add/Remove applet in the Control Panel which are hidden in the different versions of Windows 2000/XP (Like the Games).

To unhide these components do the following :
  1. Find the file SYSOC.INF which usually resides in C:\WINNT\INF
  2. Make a backup of the file
  3. Edit the file with a text editor like notepad
  4. Remove every occurrence of "HIDE" (Use Replace...)
  5. Save and exit and now the Add/Remove applet will show more options for the Windows Components
Credits rojakpot.com

Updated: 22 October 2008

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