Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: does reinstallation of a software make double entries in registry


18 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Basic
 
 
does reinstallation of a software make double entries in registry

just a stupid question.

for some reason, if i have to reinstall a software. say uninstall it from Add/Remove first, then a reboot, then install it again, does this make double entries in registry?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

18 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You can search for old entires manually before reinstalling. If your not comfortable with that try Revo Uninstaller, it's able to search for entries after uninstalling a program.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Dec 2010   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

No, if you uninstall, it should all be removed.
You may want to use revno, for complete uninstall. Its the best, better than control panel
Sometimes, control panel will leave remnants (in registry too) revno is much better.
Bottom right of page
for 32 bit free
for 64 bit free for 30 days
Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems

CCleaner will clean up any thing left in registry. But back up registry first and know what you are deleting.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


19 Dec 2010   #4

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Summer4Ever View Post
just a stupid question.

for some reason, if i have to reinstall a software. say uninstall it from Add/Remove first, then a reboot, then install it again, does this make double entries in registry?
It is not a stupid question if you uninstall a program & then re install the same program it will not create double entries.

If there are any remnants when you re install the program it will just over write them and not create new entries
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 does reinstallation of a software make double entries in registry




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: does reinstallation of a software make double entries in registry
Thread Forum
Dead registry entries Performance & Maintenance
undeletable files and double entries General Discussion
Cannot delete registry entries General Discussion
Solved Registry Entries General Discussion
Need help identifying certain registry entries Performance & Maintenance
AERO Registry Entries Customization
Mysterious registry entries Performance & Maintenance

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:24 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33