Re: Uninstall program recommendation please
"***In2Ndo***" <***In2Ndofirstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> New to Win Vista, last used XP-Pro. If I remember correctly. uninstalling
> programs would live junk in the system and registry.
Often, but not always.
But it doesn't matter. The amount of space the junk takes up is normally
tiny, and having it there has no effect on performance.
> Is there a program that will take care of program uninstalling taking care
> of all the junk and registry? or is Vista taking care of this?
There are several programs that purport to address this issue. My strong
recommendation is that you avoid them all, since they don't do anything
important and they are very dangerous. Here's my standard post on this
Registry cleaning programs are *all* snake oil. Cleaning of the registry
isn't needed and is dangerous. Leave the registry alone and don't use any
registry cleaner. Despite what many people think, andwhat vendors of
registry cleaning software try to convince you of, having
unused registry entries doesn't really hurt you.
The risk of a serious problem caused by a registry cleaner erroneously
removing an entry you need is far greater than any potential benefit it may