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

18 Dec 2010   #1
Summer4Ever

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?


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18 Dec 2010   #2
Omlet

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.
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18 Dec 2010   #3
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

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.
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CCleaner will clean up any thing left in registry. But back up registry first and know what you are deleting.
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19 Dec 2010   #4
mitchell64

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 :)
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