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Acd/remove Programs Or Uninstall Programs


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#1 tamegomaith

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 08:25 PM

What is the best/cleanest way of removving programs, the Add/Remove programs way or Uninstall Programs? And what exactly is the difference? tks.

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#2 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 08:37 PM

I'm not sure exactly what you mean, but I'll take a stab at it anyway!

The add/remove programs feature of Windows is an easy way to access the uninstaller for most programs.

I also like to use a program called Uninstall Plus! This program starts the uninstaller, then after that runs it then searches the registry for any traces that were left behind and removes them.

Not all program's uninstallers are created equal. Many, if not all, leave stuff behind.
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#3 tamegomaith

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 08:43 PM

Think you answered my question there by saying that there is no difference between the Add/Remove programs way or Uninstall Programs way? Is that right?

Not all program's uninstallers are created equal. Many, if not all, leave stuff behind.


stupid question, maybe, but does Uninstall Plus! leave stuff behind also? tks.

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 01:28 AM

All uninstallers may leave certain things behind like shared dlls, etc.
Removing those may affect other software or the op system so be careful.




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