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A good uninstaller program

by jazzy / December 25, 2008 11:47 AM PST

Can anyone recommend a good uninstaller program that works not only on your PC, but will uninstall programs that are on an external drive also? The only one I found that would uninstall programs from an external drive was McAfee uninstaller 6.5. I?m hoping to find more recent program.

Thanks

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You could try...
by glenn30 / December 26, 2008 12:08 AM PST

RevoUninstaller. Good at what it does but do not know if it works on external drive.

You could Google... maybe learn if its possible to uninstall on external drive.

Glenn

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That all depends...
by John.Wilkinson / December 26, 2008 2:23 PM PST

Any uninstaller can do such if the external drive is connected to the same computer (running the same installation of Windows) used to install the application, provided the drive letter remains the same as well. Otherwise the uninstaller has no way of knowing what program is located on what drive, and if that drive is even connected. Also, it is not possible to truly uninstall a program from a hard drive unless connected to that original OS due to the existence of the Windows registry and shared system files. Thus, in short, no such program exists...some may 'guess' more than others, but they'll leave files behind and potentially delete files they shouldn't, and should thus be avoided.

John

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I Use
by moranacus / December 27, 2008 5:47 AM PST

I use "Your Installer".
I love it!!!!

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