Windows 2000 - Make it your own

When you first installed Windows 2000 it probably installed a lot of components that you didn't need - Games, for example. Unfortunately, these components are not listed in the Add/Remove utilities, so at first glance it might appear that there is no way to dispose of them. Fortunately, the Microsoft Knowledge Base does provide a way to make these components show up in Add/Remove - but it requires editing an INF file.

The following steps will show you how to successfully edit this file:

You will need to make sure all hidden files are shown. Open up Windows Explorer, click Tools and then Folder Options.

Go to the View tab and place the radio button next to "Show hidden files & folders". Click Apply and then OK.

The file you need to edit is called Sysoc.inf, so launch Search from the start menu to find this file on your hard drive.

Before opening it, make sure you back it up in case something goes wrong. I suggest you just leave a duplicate of the file on your desktop.

Launch Notepad and then open this file.

From the ";old base components section", remove the comma and the word "hide" from each component you wish to unhide. For example, to make Accessories show up in Add/Remove, edit the line AccessUtil=ocgen.dll,ocEntry,accessor.inf,hide,7 to read AccessUtil=ocgen.dll,ocEntry,accessor.inf,7.

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Elias Plastiras

Elias Plastiras

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