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Registry Keys: Enemies of the clean uninstall
The most often item left behind upon the uninstall of an application is registry keys. So how do we ensure that our uninstalls are clean? This can range anywhere from a minor nuisance to a major problem. I had just uninstalled a particular application I was using because the upgrade instructions had told me to do so. Upon attempting to install the new version, I received an error message telling me to uninstall the previous version prior to installing the new version. Being prone to fits of senility, ......

Posted On Sunday, November 13, 2005 9:47 PM

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