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Windows 7: program downloads


04 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
program downloads

I download programs from the net and save them to a file folder (downloaded programs) in my documents folder on (C. To uninstall these programs I use the usual rout via uninstall programs form the control program or I use Revo uninstall. Once I uninstall the program from there, it is still in the file folder where I originally saved it. Does that mean it is still on my hard drive or is it just the installer to install the program.


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04 Mar 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Bass.


That's just the downloaded installer; you can delete them if you want.
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04 Mar 2010   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

It's just the installer (exe, zip, rar, msi etc.). Uninstalling a program does just that, uninstalls the program. Some uninstallations ask if you want to delete the programs settings, too, but even this option leaves the installer where you saved it.

Kari
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04 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I was just wanting to make sure. Thanks.
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04 Mar 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

You're welcome mate, glad we could help.
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04 Mar 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I save all my downloads in a folder on a 2.5" external disk. Then I do not have to download them again if I want to install them on one of my other systems or one of the workcomputers at the computer club. That has proven to be very practical and does not bloat my system disks.
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04 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I save all my downloads in a folder on a 2.5" external disk. Then I do not have to download them again if I want to install them on one of my other systems or one of the workcomputers at the computer club. That has proven to be very practical and does not bloat my system disks.
Great idea....I do that with a thumb drive.
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