Yes E:FE is definitely missing from the add/remove programs list. Maybe there is some trick I don't know about to get it to display? FE:LH is in the list, but I've of a mind to keep that installed... for now.
Thanks Leo that's what I was thinking but was hoping to avoid the process of downloading the 3.6 Gb file.
So I tried just updating first, and it updated to 1.32 (which it probably already was) okay, writing various files, quick and simple but this did not suffice to get the game listed in the add/remove programs list.
Then I bit the bullet and downloaded the full game again and tried to install it. Unfortunately some time later after the installer asked to uninstall the current version first and I agreed it gave these messages.
Not sure that I understand them fully but basically it sends me back to the original problem of missing the option to uninstall through the control panel.
Microsoft's advice is that when you are missing this option you should seek the uninstall.exe or read whatever information the company providing the program provides for the process of uninstalling. As far as I can tell Stardock have not provided any information.