total uninstall and ashampoo advanced uninstall

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  1. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    Hello,
    im hoping to get a new pc for xmas and was looking for ways to make sure the new computer is always in top condition.

    i thought i would test out some uninstall software on my test pc first.
    i tested ashampoo advanced uninstaller earlier but i hit a snag and wondered how i would get past it.

    i think i might hit the same snag when total uninstall when i try it tomorrow.
    ok so you click on install program in the interface.
    you select the .exe or .msi file then the uninstaller program makes a snapshot.
    you then do the install as normal.
    once its done you lanch the program.
    then you exit the program.
    then you tell the uninstaller program its finished installing.
    then it makes the snapshot after install.
    then i tryed installing programs that needed a reboot.
    this is where i hit the snag.
    it makes the snapshot before install fine.
    then you do the install as normal.
    if you click on dont reboot now and tell the uninstaller program the install is finished then it makes the after install snapshot.
    but then if you tell the uninstaller the uninstall the program then reinstall later then it doesnt work.

    how can i monitor both ends of an installation using eiether ashampoo advanced uninstall or total uninstall successfully?
    if i reboot as normal then once rebooted the ashampoo snapshot after install box isnt on the screen which means it only made a screenshot before the install so there is no log file.
    of course quite alot of software needs a reboot so im sure there is a way of monitoring an install of a program that needs a reboot i just dont know how.
    thanks in advance
    i monitored the install of winrar.
    it created the snapshot at the start.
    then once install completed i opened up winrar then exited.
    then named the install log file winrar and told ashampoo the install was done.
    it made the second snapshot and finished.
    then i told ashampoo to uninstall it.
    uninstalled fine and then reinstalled fine.
    now i just need to work out how to do that for a install that needs a reboot e.g. AV,imaging program etc.
    lodore
     
  2. sukarof

    sukarof Registered Member

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    I am testing Total Uninstall myself right now. I have not yet installed anything that needs a reboot, but here is what the help file says:

     
  3. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    thanks for that quote.
    i cant wait to try out total uninstalll.
    i mean just a 2mb file is very small for such a useful program.
    lodore
     
  4. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    I'm a Total Uninstall user myself and I can confirm that this quote is true.
    I only need TU to uninstall softwares, that were permanently installed in my snapshots.
    To try new softwares I usually use my frozen snapshot. If I don't like it, I only have to reboot to get rid of it completely without any trace.

    One more thing : if you never used TU, you often forget to install software with TU, because you are not used to it. After awhile TU becomes a habit.
     
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  5. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    yes i did think about that.
    but if on a new pc i install TU first and monitor all the installs it will become a habit fast.
    lodore
     
  6. Huupi

    Huupi Registered Member

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    If i am right TU is not free anymore,i use ZSoft uninstaller,works on the same principle,and it is free !!
     
  7. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    If the bold is true, I don't think it will be as good as TU.
    It seems to be only a faster Microsoft Windows Add/Remove Programs, which uses the uninstaller program of each software and exactly these uninstallers are responsible for bad uninstalls and the mess in our computers.
     
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    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    ZSoft Uninstaller
    :)
     
  10. Firebytes

    Firebytes Registered Member

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    Anyone know how the last freeware version of Total Uninstall (version 2.3.5) compares to Zsofts latest (version 2.3.4)?
     
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