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I wish it was easier to get all files from an uninstalled program off the computer.

Tired of uninstalling something, but still having 2 empty/partly filled folders on my PC, registry entries, etc., as well as a whole skew of other files in my Windows or system32 folders, I'm sure.
That's a very good point. I would really like a more 'app' like approach to programs. *nix systems do it very well with your programs in a single location, each with their own folder, and their settings in your user folder, also with a single folder. I understand the registry and other things have to be taken care of but I wish Windows tracked the changes even after a program has been installed so that an uninstall was complete.
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That's a very good point. I would really like a more 'app' like approach to programs. *nix systems do it very well with your programs in a single location, each with their own folder, and their settings in your user folder, also with a single folder. I understand the registry and other things have to be taken care of but I wish Windows tracked the changes even after a program has been installed so that an uninstall was complete.
I think it would just be nice if the uninstall process reversed absolutely 100.00% of everything that the install process did.
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I think it would just be nice if the uninstall process reversed absolutely 100.00% of everything that the install process did.
Unfortunately that's up to the app author, not Windows. Uninstallers belong to the software you installed and so it's up to that uninstaller to do a good job of removing stuff.
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I think it would just be nice if the uninstall process reversed absolutely 100.00% of everything that the install process did.
Thing is, that's not Windows' fault, but the programmer's fault. The uninstaller needs to remove everything the program installed and created, no?
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Unfortunately that's up to the app author, not Windows. Uninstallers belong to the software you installed and so it's up to that uninstaller to do a good job of removing stuff.
I know.
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I wouldn't enjoy improving it. They'd have to pay me.
    
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I wouldn't enjoy improving it. They'd have to pay me.
That wasn't the question.
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The thread title is "Things you'd enjoy improving in Windows 8."

Was it supposed to be "Things you'd like to be improved in Windows?"

I was just joking.
    
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The thread title is "Things you'd enjoy improving in Windows 8."

Was it supposed to be "Things you'd like to be improved in Windows?"

I was just joking.
Oh. Then why not do it like this:

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Things you'd enjoy improving in Windows 8.
I wouldn't enjoy improving it. They'd have to pay me.


That way not only does the word "enjoy" stick out, but the smiley helps to make it clear that you're having a little fun with the title.
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I lose at this thread.

Must try another.

Continue constructive discussion that was needlessly interrupted.
    
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