FDISR & Total Uninstall

Discussion in 'FirstDefense-ISR Forum' started by ErikAlbert, May 30, 2006.

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  1. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    I didn't try this yet, but what do you think about this.

    1. Snapshot-1 = winXPproSP2 + Total Uninstall (TU)
    2. I copy snapshot-1 to snapshot-2
    3. I copy snapshot-2 to snapshot-3
    The final result : I have 3 snapshots with the same contents.

    4. I boot in snapshot-1 and I install Adobe Reader (AR) monitored by TU.
    5. I boot in snapshot-2 and I install CCleaner (CC) monitored by TU.
    6. I boot in snapshot-3 and I install Amust Registry Cleaner (ARC) monitored by TU.

    7. I copy/update from snapshot-2 to snapshot-1
    8. I copy/update from snapshot-3 to snapshot-1

    After that :
    Snapshot-1 = winXPproSP2 + TU + AR + CC + ARC.
    I'm sure that AR, CC and ARC will be fine, but what about TU ?
    My assumption is that TU is corrupted or at least not correct. :D

    (I can keep TU correct, if I don't do it this way, but than the fun would be gone.)
     
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  2. tobacco

    tobacco Frequent Poster

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    No ErikAlbert

    Snapshot #1 would only contain 'winXPproSP2 + TU +ARC.' That's it!.
     
  3. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    ROFL. Actually what you will have is snapshot -1 will be WinXPproSP2 + ARC
    period. Step 7 ended up being a waste of time. TU will be fine per Snapshot-3.

    Note the updates aren't cumulative. So in step 7 you over wrote snapshot-1 with Snapshot-2 Then In step 8 you again over wrote Snapshot -1 with Snapshot-3
     
  4. wilbertnl

    wilbertnl Registered Member

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    Yeah, I can understand the confusion.
    When you do copy/update (or refresh? :) ), you should be thinking of 'make equal to'.

    Files that exist in #3 and don't exist in #1 will be copied to #1.
    Files that exist in #1 and don't exist in #3 will be deleted from #1.

    The result will be that #1 is equal to #3, while #3 is dominant.
     
  5. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    Oh I see, my mistake. Well if I would have tried it for real, I would have noticed it of course. :D :D :D
    I can understand why everybody is laughing at me now.
     
  6. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    I think this is much better.

    1. Snapshot-1 = winXPproSP2 + Total Uninstall (TU) + AR monitored by TU.
    2. I copy/update snapshot-1 to snapshot-2
    3. I reboot in snapshot-2 and install CC monitored by TU
    4. I copy snapshot-2 to snapshot-3
    5. I reboot in snapshot-3 and install ARC monitored by TU.

    After that :
    Snapshot-3 = winXPproSP2 + TU + AR + CC + ARC and TU will be fine.
    If I refresh Snapshot-1 with snapshot-3 both are equal.
     
  7. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Not really laughing at you. It just was funny. Besides we've all done stuff like that, thats partly why it is funny.
     
  8. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Yep that gets it. Actually you could also skip refreshing snap-1 at the end at have a fallback to any of the situations if you so chose.
     
  9. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    Of course, but wilbertnl understood my misinterpreting and that makes me feel less stupid LOL.
     
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