This is a common question that might be asked when you try to uninstall a program. This may be asked through a message box or a checkbox that says keep/remove user settings. There are a lot of ideas as to what the correct behavior should be here. Should you remove all user settings? Some people … Read more Do you want to remove all user settings?
Last time we were talking about the issue of how to handle user settings when uninstalling. The uninstaller can either: Leave them behind Delete them Ask the user NOTE: The uninstaller cannot delete settings for users that are not logged in. The uninstaller would have to leave a program behind for these users to use … Read more Do you want to remove all user settings? (Part 2)
In this post I wanted to talk more specifically about how Install Monitor helps to address software rot and bloat. Software rot if you remember happens through the process of installing, uninstalling, updating software. Over time software programs leave unused registry and file items. Like bad cholesterol in an artery it serves no purpose and … Read more Combatting software rot and bloat