Microsoft: Why oh why? (The usual grizzle which is really a bleg)

It is a nice thing that when you ‘uninstall’ a program on Windows, if you want to keep all your information, your profile etc, uninstall uninstalls the program but leaves lots of details about your profile in shape. It is not a nice thing however if you don’t want this to happen. Then it’s a bad thing.  You’d think Microsoft would have some setting, hold down ‘ctrl’ or whatever which would enable you to instruct the uninstall program to obliterate all details of the program it can find other than ‘content’ which you’ve used the program to produce – like word files. Is there a way of doing this, and if not why not? Or am I just being unreasonable?

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Kahlua_khan
Kahlua_khan
11 years ago

Surely it is the responsibility of the application developer to ensure a prompt asking the user if they want to keep or delete profile data? How can windows know where all this data is?

Caroline
Caroline
11 years ago

Tried Revo Uninstaller? Free version is pretty comprehensive