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Windows 7: Deletion Leftovers

11 Dec 2012   #11
kado897

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Yes I know, but only the paid version traces an install.


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11 Dec 2012   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

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11 Dec 2012   #13
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Yes I know, but only the paid version traces an install.
I just wanted to clarify the actual difference, since my original post referenced the paid version.
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11 Dec 2012   #14
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

No problem.
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11 Dec 2012   #15
RalphG

Windows 7 Ultimate 64x and 32x
 
 

Thanks for the information, will give a try.
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11 Dec 2012   #16
alan10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sir George View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Yes I know, but only the paid version traces an install.
I just wanted to clarify the actual difference, since my original post referenced the paid version.
Sorry but for CLARITY you need COMPLETE information in a single post.

Here is my version :-

CCleaner removes garbage.
Its uninstall is no more than an instant use of the standard Windows
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features to uninstall a program,
but without the long delays of waiting for Windows to spin its wheels.

The Free version of Revo is much better,
but cannot track installation to facilitate a perfect UN-install.
It will however observe the actions of an UN-install to detect relevant folders and registry keys,
and to then follow-up and offer removal of the things that are left over.
The Free version is NOT rated for 64 bit software.
I believe it WILL cleanly remove 32 bit applications from a 64 bit system
but the 64 bit O.S. will NOT allow it to remove or even see anything in the genuine System32 - all it has access to is SysWOW64 and the O.S. fools it into thinking that is System32.

The Profession version of Revo has two advantages :-
It works on 64 bits as well as 32 bits ;
It tracks installation and offers a perfect UN-install.

Personally I have not tested in practice, but sincerely believe that :-
It may be perfect if nothing else has changed since the installation ;
It may be a problem if two applications from the same software house using the same parent keys and folders are separately installed and tracked,
and later one is uninstalled and the parent keys and folders are removed and cripple the other one.
It may of course be better than I fear.
As a new user myself I will observe it cautiously.
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11 Dec 2012   #17
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alan10 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sir George View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Yes I know, but only the paid version traces an install.
I just wanted to clarify the actual difference, since my original post referenced the paid version.
Sorry but for CLARITY you need COMPLETE information in a single post.

Here is my version :-

CCleaner removes garbage.
Its uninstall is no more than an instant use of the standard Windows
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features to uninstall a program,
but without the long delays of waiting for Windows to spin its wheels.

The Free version of Revo is much better,
but cannot track installation to facilitate a perfect UN-install.
It will however observe the actions of an UN-install to detect relevant folders and registry keys,
and to then follow-up and offer removal of the things that are left over.
The Free version is NOT rated for 64 bit software.
I believe it WILL cleanly remove 32 bit applications from a 64 bit system
but the 64 bit O.S. will NOT allow it to remove or even see anything in the genuine System32 - all it has access to is SysWOW64 and the O.S. fools it into thinking that is System32.

The Profession version of Revo has two advantages :-
It works on 64 bits as well as 32 bits ;
It tracks installation and offers a perfect UN-install.

Personally I have not tested in practice, but sincerely believe that :-
It may be perfect if nothing else has changed since the installation ;
It may be a problem if two applications from the same software house using the same parent keys and folders are separately installed and tracked,
and later one is uninstalled and the parent keys and folders are removed and cripple the other one.
It may of course be better than I fear.
As a new user myself I will observe it cautiously.
In reference to your statement "Sorry but for CLARITY you need COMPLETE information in a single post" I would disagree. A thread is a series of statements and replies, usually in chronological order and when not in chronological order, it is considered "top posting". In the event some information is wrongly stated or needs clarification, an additional post is used to rectify it. So, posting the entire contents in a single reply isn't the norm. It may help those who don't follow a thread closely and on the other hand annoy those who do. But, if you like to post all the information in one reply, then certainly do so.

I truly appreciate your very thorough explanation of the differences between CCleaner and Revo. I generally try to keep things more simple. I post to several forums and don't have the time to add all the details that may be applicable to any one thread or issue.
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