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Windows 7: Does anyone of you Guys use a uninstaller Progrm

01 Oct 2012   #11
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Here is an interesting article on a controlled experiment to ascertain whether Registry- and system-cleaning tools are still worthwhile in a Windows 7 world.

Putting Registry-/system-cleanup apps to the test


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01 Oct 2012   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I do use Ccleaner and Revo. I also use this.
Disk Cleanup : Extended
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01 Oct 2012   #13
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I've never used a program like that either. When I uninstall a program, I then run CCleaner to scan for leftover files or registry entries that pertain to the software I just removed.
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01 Oct 2012   #14
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Well I have used both Windows and Revo and still find reg entries in regedit especially for those wretched bloatware security apps so what is the go there?
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01 Oct 2012   #15
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Well I have used both Windows and Revo and still find reg entries in regedit especially for those wretched bloatware security apps so what is the go there?
CCleaner....can't recommend it enough.
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01 Oct 2012   #16
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Well I have used both Windows and Revo and still find reg entries in regedit especially for those wretched bloatware security apps so what is the go there?
CCleaner....can't recommend it enough.
Agree mate and Revo but I am still curious why they leave behind those reg entries.
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01 Oct 2012   #17
gregrocker

 

It's interesting that many of us recommended Revo by habit early on during beta until we learned the various tolerances of the OS and gradually dropped recommending it except as a troubleshooting tool for problem uninstalls.

I don't worry about leftover reg keys unless they cause issues and the ones I've found that do usually have been left behind in msconfig>Startup or msconfig>Services after uninstalling a program. This is another reason why I run a completely clean boot except for AV, gadgets/stickies and Skydrive.

On the dirtiest PC"s I've cleaned up over the years which greatly benefited from DIsk and Registry cleanup, those which stick in my memory because of 12-15gb of schmutz CCLeaner found in files and up to 1500 leftover reg keys, it is the files which seem to have slowed WIn7 most - but nowhere near the impact it had on XP for that level of crap.

Win7 has amazing tolerance especially in the registry leftovers. What it doesn't tolerate is reg cleaner/optimzer scamware which modify and trample on the registry.
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01 Oct 2012   #18
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hum Greg I recently had a machine with 35GB of "clutter" on it it took a very long time on just one pass to clean that.

Another time the only way I could get rid of the AVG bar was delete the reg entries in the HKEY software entries. But that was out of desperation and not for the faint hearted.
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01 Oct 2012   #19
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sam49 View Post
Hi Roderunner
Thats what i do at the moment i just wundered if there was an easyer way
Easier is not always better. Both my C drives are 45gb and only have a few files on them. Everything I have is stored on external hdds. Back-ups take under 10 minutes, restores are even faster.
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01 Oct 2012   #20
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

A nice clean fresh install is great. Keeping it that way is also great. That is why I use the little program to do the computer laundry. One must be careful with some programs or they will do a lot of damage. Programs are like tools. Learn how to use them properly. If in doubt ask here first for help. Reading the Help section of such programs does Help.
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