deleting is suspicious...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Don_Choa, Dec 20, 2003.

  1. Don_Choa

    Don_Choa OSNN Junior Addict

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    Hi, i have a strange feeling that when deleting using the program's uninstaller, the computer do not entirely get ride of the programm. i said so because to install a game lets say need 1go, but it take only 2 sec to uninstall it with windows. But if you do it manually, meaning that you put the game folder in a recycle bin, it take actually much more time. so im asking is my feeling wrong, or windows really dont free up my hdd space.
     
  2. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    there are usually remnants of programs when you uninstall them
     
  3. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    its because it just deletes them, it dont move them to the bin 1st, thats what takes up the time. and if the folder has been alterd in any way at all, even from connecting to on online version or saving a replay etc, it cant remove those changes, so it leaves stuff in the folder, uninstall then delete the folder. apart from any registry value leftover 99% will be gone.
     
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  5. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    the only way a program can remove everything safely is if it also monitors the installation.

    even those programs can sometimes not bring your computer back to the original state.

    also try "total uninstall, whcih monitors the installation and does a pretty good job on unstallation