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Last post Author Topic: free, small, fast uninstaller replacement  (Read 13894 times)

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Re: free, small, fast uninstaller replacement
« Reply #25 on: July 03, 2007, 07:22:33 PM »
Good question :)
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Re: free, small, fast uninstaller replacement
« Reply #26 on: July 03, 2007, 07:30:41 PM »
Wait, there's this Process Monitor thing... but I'm feeling very lazy to use it right now ;D

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Re: free, small, fast uninstaller replacement
« Reply #27 on: July 03, 2007, 09:40:18 PM »
But it seems that Safarp does the same, judging by Nighted's screenshot. Does it use a different method?

I think it does half of what ARP does.

I found the "Old New Thing" article f0dder mentioned: http://blogs.msdn.co...04/07/09/178342.aspx

So, I'm guessing that the info that safarp displays is simply read from the registry, and apps that don't have that info in the registry don't get that info displayed at all (which is how the ARP applet should act, IMO).

It's quite amazing the lengths that ARP goes through to get information that is more or less completely unreliable.

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Re: free, small, fast uninstaller replacement
« Reply #28 on: July 03, 2007, 11:23:36 PM »
imho, safarp isn't bad at all though it lacks few handy and must have options like jumping to registry uninstall key, explore installed programs folder and ability to launch windows components wizard..but since the program is open source, i hope someone here will download its source and add those ideas to the program..

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Re: free, small, fast uninstaller replacement
« Reply #29 on: July 04, 2007, 12:12:26 AM »
@cdblu: try My Uninstall  8) http://www.nirsoft.n.../utils/myuninst.html
I use My Uninstall right now, i has usefull features which I need : Browse Installation Folder and View regdit :)
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Re: free, small, fast uninstaller replacement
« Reply #30 on: July 04, 2007, 09:54:50 AM »
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I found the "Old New Thing" article f0dder mentioned: http://blogs.msdn.co...04/07/09/178342.aspx

Uh-oh, Spain is in problems :)

Seems that things improved during the last 3 years. I've just launched the applet, and it took a few seconds to show everything, including all the updates. The adoption of MSI installers on big companies part, and the use of NSIS and Inno Setup on small developers side sure helped.

It should be noted that around 90% of my software is still not installed, though ;)

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Re: free, small, fast uninstaller replacement
« Reply #31 on: July 05, 2007, 04:41:44 AM »
Great finds.  :Thmbsup:

I agree a "date of install" column would be good to have.

Does any of these tools allow "keyboard sorting". That is, start typing and it jumps to the matching entry. So typing "ner" might jump you to Nero.
edit: yes, Safarp does that. It has live search too!  :Thmbsup:

Another free, quick uninstaller is built into the anti-spyware tool HiJackThis (in the section "Misc Tools"). But I can't find a way to start that section directly without going through the menus, so that's a drawback (still faster than waiting for windows default installer though  :))
« Last Edit: July 05, 2007, 05:36:48 AM by Nod5 »