RE: AutoCAD Add/Remove Programs listing

Back in August 2002 I posted the problem below. Today I recieved the answer via email. I thought I would share it here in case anyone else had the same
or similar problem.
Thanks goes to Roland Online for being kind enough to send out the answer more than a year later!
**My Original Post**
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Hi all,
I have a small problem when I go to Add/Remove programs in XP Pro. One of the programs I installed (AutoCAD 2002) takes up the same amount of space in the list as (approximately) 36 of the other programs.
<program name> <program name> <program name> AutoCad 2002 <big ass space> <program name> <program name> etc.
Does anyone have any idea why it's doing this?
**Rolands response**
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hi sentient fluid
i read your posts on Google:
and noted that you have the same problem as i had with AutoCad taking up more that a reasonable amount of space in Add/Remove Programs...
well, i found a solution on my machine (AutoCad 2002 SP1 on WinXP SP1). the problem is with a dodgy icon that AutoCad references when it creates the Add/Remove item in the registry. i fixed the reference, and woop, no more space!
if you still have this problem, open up regedit.exe and navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\
then you have to find the subkey that contains the AutoCad uninstall info. on my machine with AutoCad 2002 SP1 installed, the subkey is:
the correct subkey should contain a "DisplayName" value of "AutoCad 2002" or whatever.
once you've located it, you need to change the "DisplayIcon" value. in my case, the incorrect value was: "C:\Program Files\AutoCAD 2002\acad.exe,-1"
note the "-1" at the end? change this bit to "1", ie: "C:\Program Files\AutoCAD 2002\acad.exe,1"
that's it. hope that helps.
regards roland
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Thanks for posting this --( had the same problem
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