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Re: Bug: uninstall on WinXP leave's registry entries and start menu items

From: Stefan Kng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2008 18:05:36 +0200

Ken Clarke wrote:
> Bug: uninstall on WinXP leave's all registry entries. The Start menu
> folder (which had been moved from it's default position and renamed) and
> all menu entries also remained.

Sorry, but how should our uninstaller know that you renamed/moved those
entries?

> I have a .reg file of all keys/values I manually deleted after
> successful uninstall if that helps.
>
> PS I added the "OwnerdrawnMenus" entry after having problems with the
> context menu never appearing. I don't know enough about windows coding
> to know if that could prevent proper deletion of all TortoiseSVN
> registry keys...

It's recommended that an application does *not* remove user settings
from the registry when uninstalling. The reason being that if the user
installs the application again (e.g., a more recent version of it, or
maybe even an older one) those settings are still there to be used again.

Stefan

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Received on 2008-03-31 18:06:00 CEST

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