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  1. Joined : Jun 2015
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    Windows 8.1 update 1
       21 Jun 2015 #11

    A lot of interesting replies above.
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  2. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 28
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64
       26 Jun 2015 #12

    Is one of the reasons I still debate going back to linux from time to time. Windows is never really clean. With linux a simple command in the terminal 100% cleans out whatever package, no leftovers.

    I prefer Windows integration with my Windows phone rather than the hodge podge between linux and android through Google else I would go back in a heartbeat :/
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  3. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,923
    Windows 10 Pro
       26 Jun 2015 #13

    Don't kid yourself. There's all kinds of "messy" in Linux. Yes, most apps have their own configurations, but check out your /etc directory after a while, it's filled with config files for apps you don't use anymore. To be sure, you can simply delete them, but Windows is actually making a lot of inroads here.

    Universal apps are now completely isolated. When you remove a Universal App, it's gone, including all configuration and support files.
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  4. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 28
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64
       28 Jun 2015 #14

    Mystere said: View Post
    Don't kid yourself. There's all kinds of "messy" in Linux. Yes, most apps have their own configurations, but check out your /etc directory after a while, it's filled with config files for apps you don't use anymore. To be sure, you can simply delete them, but Windows is actually making a lot of inroads here.

    Universal apps are now completely isolated. When you remove a Universal App, it's gone, including all configuration and support files.
    Checked out my little htpc / server... the idea of apt-get purge or --purge is false advertising. I am quite annoyed right now after looking at all the junk that is still in there. My Arch vm is the same way, tons of garbage. More false advertising.
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  5. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       14 Aug 2015 #15

    Does it mean I should stop fighting with the leftovers, such as, for instance, the shared file folder of Cyberlink DVD 10? Even if I suspected that might have collided with Windows DVD Player? A funny thing is that iObit Uninstaller apparently removed that folder, i.e. it is no longer present on its list of programs, but on the Windows list it is still present, and when I try to delete it, I get a message that I should take ownership of the folder. In connection with this, I came across the following instructions Windows 8: Take Ownership Of Files Change Folder Permissions and am wondering, first, would it work for Windows 10, and, second, would it be safe to try?
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  6. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,939
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       14 Aug 2015 #16

    nina said: View Post
    Does it mean I should stop fighting with the leftovers, such as, for instance, the shared file folder of Cyberlink DVD 10? Even if I suspected that might have collided with Windows DVD Player? A funny thing is that iObit Uninstaller apparently removed that folder, i.e. it is no longer present on its list of programs, but on the Windows list it is still present, and when I try to delete it, I get a message that I should take ownership of the folder. In connection with this, I came across the following instructions Windows 8: Take Ownership Of Files Change Folder Permissions and am wondering, first, would it work for Windows 10, and, second, would it be safe to try?
    Is it causing issues?? If not don't do anything.. and if you do make sure you make a backup image first.

    Jeff
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  7. Joined : Jun 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       14 Aug 2015 #17

    Cliff S said: View Post
    Manually "cleaning up" after the uninstaller is pretty easy too.

    Just show Hidden Folders in File Explorer and go to C:\Users\YourName\AppData, in the Local & Roaming folders delete the files with the programs name.

    Then in RegEdit go to HKEY-LOCAL_MACHINE and HKEY_CURRENT_USER and delete the keys with the programs name(NOTE: only in these two places!!!).
    What i have tried also even after using Revo Pro, plus i would type name of software in Find, does find more leftovers, but of course make a restore point or registry backup first, be careful what you remove as said most of leftovers won't harm the system anyway.

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  8. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,939
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       14 Aug 2015 #18

    Rule of thumb..
    If it ain't broke .. don't fix it.
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  9. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       14 Aug 2015 #19

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Is it causing issues?? If not don't do anything.. and if you do make sure you make a backup image first.

    Jeff
    Thanks Jeff. After I managed to restore the settings of Windows DVD Player, it doesn't seem to cause problems. At least for now ..
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  10. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,939
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       14 Aug 2015 #20

    nina said: View Post
    Thanks Jeff. After I managed to restore the settings of Windows DVD Player, it doesn't seem to cause problems. At least for now ..
    Great.. if it does start messing up then look into fixing it.
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