I think this is probably a stupid thought I have so I figure I should check it out with all of you.
Is it a good idea to use System Restore to return the computer to the state it was in before installing programs if they have been uninstalled or is that totally unnecessary?
I just installed IE7, hated it. Installed IE8 to see if that was any better, it would not even work and neither would most anything else until I uninstalled it.
So, I uninstalled both of them, along with all this other crap that, according to System Restore, IE7 installed before IE7 was actually installed and all seems to be working fine, but I want all traces of that crap off my system.
Wanting it all gone completely has me wondering if I should use System Restore, what do you think?
I checked out System Restore to make sure that there were restore points for right before the installs and was surprised to find that right before it made one for the install of IE7, it made three other ones for other programs and or updates. I did not bargain for those and they were not removed with IE7, however I was able to remove them through add/remove programs.
I do not care if IE6 is less secure than the other ones, it is sooo much faster and user friendly, even after customizing 7 to be as close to what I want as possible, that until I am absolutely forced out of IE6, I will continue to use it and at that time, if I haven't already done so, I will switch to Firefox.
Btw, if anyone has ctfmon running on their system thanks ONLY to IE7, there is an easy way to stop it. Just let me know and I will tell you how.
In any case, am I good with just uninstalling those things or should I use System Restore?
Also, just to be sure, when System Restore makes a restore point at the time a program is installed, is that made before or after the install?
Logic says it is before, but I am not certain Windows is logical about this or anything else.
Thanks everyone, I appreciate all your help
Edited by Stang777, 14 April 2010 - 06:44 AM.