#232 Simpler Uninstall

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2012-11-05
2012-11-04
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In order to uninstall we have to first exit the start menu, hide the explorer bar, and THEN uninstall from control panel. Why not just have an executable 'uninstall' that does all that?

Discussion

  • Ivo Beltchev

    Ivo Beltchev - 2012-11-04

    The recommended way to uninstall software is from the control panel, not by adding an uninstall entry in the start menu.

    You do not have to exit the start menu. I will remove that step from the readme.

    Hiding the menu bar is needed because there is a bug in Explorer. There is nothing I can do about that. It is not possible even for a separate "uninstall" executable to hide the menu bar for you.

     
  • Ivo Beltchev

    Ivo Beltchev - 2012-11-04
    • status: open --> closed
    • milestone: Next_Release_(example) --> none
     
  • xpclient

    xpclient - 2012-11-05

    Hey but I never do any of these. I just uninstall from Control Panel (which is also Microsoft's recommended way). The Windows Restart Manager feature takes care of everything. You just have to close all Explorer windows before you uninstall. Then it always uninstalls very cleanly, leaving no traces of Classic Start Menu or Classic Explorer files.

     
    Last edit: xpclient 2012-11-05

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