Uninstall program recommendation please

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by ***In2Ndo***, Nov 17, 2008.

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    ***In2Ndo*** Guest

    Hello,
    New to Win Vista, last used XP-Pro. If I remember correctly. uninstalling
    programs would live junk in the system and registry.
    Is there a program that will take care of program uninstalling taking care
    of all the junk and registry? or is Vista taking care of this?


    Thank you

    Oscar A.
     
    ***In2Ndo***, Nov 17, 2008
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    Snidley W. Guest

    Uninstall using the program's own utility or Programs and Features
    (formerly Add or Remove Programs). Leave everything be after that.
    Vista doesn't need registry "cleaning". If you decide to try to use
    one, make ABSOLUTELY SURE you have your system backed up by something
    like Acronis True Image.

    You very will might need it.
     
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    Spirit Guest

    Spirit, Nov 17, 2008
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    Victek Guest

    Hello,
    Revo Uninstaller is safe in my experience, and will remove traces left
    beyond by the application's uninstaller.
     
    Victek, Nov 17, 2008
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    Snidley W. Guest

    And if you've never run it before it will find crap to remove from the
    registry that will DEFINITELY mess things up if the operator doesn't
    have a clue.
     
    Snidley W., Nov 17, 2008
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    ***In2Ndo*** Guest

    Thanks for the replies....
    I've been playing with windows since Win-95 so I think I'll be ok playing
    with the registry.. I've always liked my systems running clean and smooth.
    Always clone the drive first and always read before clicking delete. The
    system. at least up to Win-XP will eventually run horrible or not at all if
    all the junk is left in there. This wouldn't be my first time doing this.
    I'm just new to Win Vista... and I have had my share of Win reinstallation's
    while learning. :) but its been a while.

    Thanks again

    Oscar A.
     
    ***In2Ndo***, Nov 17, 2008
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    ***In2Ndo*** Guest

    Just one question... If you don't mind
    Win-Xp had a way to start the system running only the minimum required
    tasks.. It was accomplish by removing a check mark somewhere and the system
    would prompt to turn it back on at the next restart.
    Now.. the question is, where or how can I accomplish this on Vista?
    Just in case, not to be confused with safe mode.
    The reason for this is because I like to clone the drive while only the
    minimum tasks are running. this way I haven't found problems when having to
    use the cloned copy.

    Thanks

    Oscar A.
     
    ***In2Ndo***, Nov 17, 2008
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    Ken Blake Guest


    Often, but not always.

    But it doesn't matter. The amount of space the junk takes up is normally
    tiny, and having it there has no effect on performance.


    There are several programs that purport to address this issue. My strong
    recommendation is that you avoid them all, since they don't do anything
    important and they are very dangerous. Here's my standard post on this
    subject:

    Registry cleaning programs are *all* snake oil. Cleaning of the registry
    isn't needed and is dangerous. Leave the registry alone and don't use any
    registry cleaner. Despite what many people think, andwhat vendors of
    registry cleaning software try to convince you of, having
    unused registry entries doesn't really hurt you.

    The risk of a serious problem caused by a registry cleaner erroneously
    removing an entry you need is far greater than any potential benefit it may
    have.
     
    Ken Blake, Nov 17, 2008
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    Gordon Guest

    This doesn't really apply to Vista - orphaned entries in the registry won't
    make any difference to the running of the machine that you would be able to
    see....
     
    Gordon, Nov 17, 2008
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    Mick Murphy Guest

    Start>all Programs>Accessories>Run> msconfig >OK> you are there!

    Just be careful!
     
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    Mick Murphy Guest

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    ***In2Ndo*** Guest

    Thanks, All you've been great help.



    Oscar A.
     
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    Victek Guest

    Hello,
    Not sure what you're talking about. My experience with Revo Uninstaller is
    it only removes files and registry keys associated with the specific
    application that is being removed. I have used it for a long time and it
    has never caused problems.
     
    Victek, Nov 18, 2008
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    Ron Guest

    Rubbish!!

    If you know what you are doing then cleaning and defragging the registry is
    a walk in the park.

    BTW...If you run many programs and have to uninstall and re-install updates
    you will find there is a lot of rubbish left in the registry AND it does
    slow your computer down!!

    Cheers

    Ron
     
    Ron, Nov 27, 2008
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  15. No, it's never a "walk in the park." It can be done safely, but only
    if you know what you're doing; most people don't. In fact, those who
    know what they're doing can do it without using a dangerous registry
    cleaner; all others should leave the registry alone.


    Only if one consistently uses improperly designed/coded or incompatible
    applications.


    Sorry, but *NO ONE* has ever been able to offer any scientifically
    verifiable evidence to support that claim. Will you be the first?


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    Ron Guest

    Do you process 1000's of images regularly in photoshop?

    If so, have you looked in the registry to see how many entries are built up
    re: these images?

    I am a professional photographer and far from an inexperienced home computer
    user.

    BTW I seriously hope microsoft brings out a much better OS than Vista
    Ultimate 64, otherwise I'm switching to some other OS.

    For those defenders of the realm (microsoft) why is it that the majority of
    businesses aren't using Vista?

    Cheers

    Ron
     
    Ron, Nov 28, 2008
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  17. So what? And why aren't you ranting at the makers of the clearly poorly
    designed PhotoShop, rather than trying to blame Vista for another
    product's inadequacies? And you still haven't offered any evidense to
    suggest that these entries hinder performance in any way.


    No meaningful difference, for the purposes of this discussion, though.
    Being a "professional photographer" (why would a skilled, professional
    photographer even need to use PhotoShop? I though PhotoShop was
    primarily used to alter and correct the photographer's mistakes.) hardly
    makes you an experienced computer technician.

    Feel free. Good luck with that. (Although, if you can't learn to
    handle Vista, I'd suggest you stick to something that requires even less
    technical ability: get an Apple; you'd never manage Linux.)


    "Majority?" Where do you get your numbers? Can you substantiate that
    claim? No matter. I'd have thought that a "professional photographer,"
    being in business, himself, would understand that no responsible
    business is likely to do a wholesale migration to a new OS just because
    it's the "newest and shiniest." Businesses upgrade primarily through
    attrition: they don't invest in new technologies/software until it's
    clear that the old equipment and OS can no longer meet their needs.


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    Bruce Chambers, Nov 28, 2008
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  18. I had to work with apple because of a similar problem 2
    yrs ago. I suggest you contact adobe on their site about
    their installer in photoshop.
    If it isn't removing the data in the registry, you may need
    to edit the registry, hunting down photoshop by the the word
    "photoshop". Remove all data that you can. Limited did not
    remove its keys/values. the newer versions (essentials)
    should remove most (if not all) of these.

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    Snidley W. Guest

    Nobody here said anything about problems uninstalling Photoshop.
     
    Snidley W., Nov 28, 2008
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    Ron Guest

    You criticize my ability as a professional photographer - on what grounds?

    You really are showing your ignorance and stupidity.

    Photoshop is also used to apply special effects, removal of pimples, correct
    lens distortions etc.

    Stick to what you know you are talking about!!

    Ron
     
    Ron, Nov 28, 2008
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