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Windows 7: Revo Uninstaller

29 Mar 2012   #1
bej

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 
Revo Uninstaller

Using the free, portable version. When I run the program, it doesn't show all the
installed programs. One, in particular, that is missing is the AMD Catalyst Install Manager. Recycled the program I had and D/L again. Same result.
Anyone else have the same situation ?


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30 Mar 2012   #2
gigagiggles

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Revo doesn't recognize or look for 64bit programs. Programs and Features would list them for the uninstall.

Once I uninstalled via Revo. It might have been Adobe Flash or Sun Java. When I scanned Programs and Features, it was still listed. Turned out the 32bit was uninstalled while the 64bit remained installed.
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30 Mar 2012   #3
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Only the paid version will uninstall 64bit programs.

Jim
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30 Mar 2012   #4
bej

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

Appreciate the responses.
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30 Mar 2012   #5
Heyyou

WIN7 x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Only the paid version will uninstall 64bit programs.

Jim
Revo has been running a sale on Bits dujour for a few weeks at $29. I keep looking at it but am wondering if it's really needed. After 15 years computing, I can't say I have needed it except to maybe clean up straggler files from an uninstall. As a user, do you think it's a benefit?
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30 Mar 2012   #6
bej

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

I run 64 bit Windows 7 and now I know why only certain programs show up for deletion. I sometimes wrangle with the same question. Is Revo really needed ?
In my dealings with Revo, I can only say that there are ALOT of files, registry entries etc, left over after an uninstall. So many that I was astounded by the sheer number
of entries presented AFTER the program uninstaller ran. So far, I've had no problems deleting everthing Revo has presented. YMMV for sure.
I suppose what bothers me most is "Why programmers won't, or can't, write an uninstaller that actually uninstalls their program. I understand shared files. Thinking back to several programs I Revo uninstalled on a 32 bit XP Home machine, I would guesstimate a couple of HUNDRED registry entries would still remain without using the Revo uninstaller.
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30 Mar 2012   #7
Heyyou

WIN7 x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bej View Post
I run 64 bit Windows 7 and now I know why only certain programs show up for deletion. I sometimes wrangle with the same question. Is Revo really needed ?
In my dealings with Revo, I can only say that there are ALOT of files, registry entries etc, left over after an uninstall. So many that I was astounded by the sheer number
of entries presented AFTER the program uninstaller ran. So far, I've had no problems deleting everthing Revo has presented. YMMV for sure.
I suppose what bothers me most is "Why programmers won't, or can't, write an uninstaller that actually uninstalls their program. I understand shared files. Thinking back to several programs I Revo uninstalled on a 32 bit XP Home machine, I would guesstimate a couple of HUNDRED registry entries would still remain without using the Revo uninstaller.
So you recommend it as an addition to my computer? I have System Restore disabled because I'm using Rollback Rx, and I notice from the Revo screenshots that there is a System Restore step while doing something. Can anyone tell me if System Restore is needed in order to use Revo? Thanks in advance.
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