uninstall in safe mode?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Antifreeze, Mar 8, 2009.

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  1. Antifreeze

    Antifreeze Registered Member

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    I want to completely, utterly uninstall ATI Home 2009, without any problems.
    My trial has run out and I'm going to try shadowprotect.

    Should I try use revo uninstaller (although that would make me nervous)?
    Or should I boot to safe mode and just use the windows uninstaller?

    Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. kC_

    kC_ Registered Member

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    why safe modeo_O?
     
  3. Antifreeze

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    Acronis uses some very 'low level' disk drivers (look in your device manager), and some people uninstalling Acronis 'normally', have had problems subsequently installing other imaging software because the Acronis drivers and registry entries weren't properly removed.

    In windows safemode, many drivers aren't loaded, in theory making the successful removal of files, drivers and registry entries more likely.

    So I'm asking, is uninstalling in safemode enough, or do I need to use 'Revo Uninstaller' to remove additional remnants? I need the system completely cleaned of Acronis so that whatever bugs shadowprotect displays, I can be sure that they aren't caused by any crap left behind by Acronis.

    Thanks for any advice.
     
  4. Antifreeze

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    ok... went ahead and used Revo Uninstaller (in 'moderate' mode)
    without booting to Window's safemode.

    Revo deleted one reg entry, one folder, and one dll.
     
  5. appster

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    Have you installed SP yet? ...and if so, any hiccups?
     
  6. Antifreeze

    Antifreeze Registered Member

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    I have just installed ShadowProtect on my HP Pavillion laptop with vista32.
    No problems to report.

    And I'm loving it so far. Although obviously it will take a couple of weeks
    to test properly and put its scheduler through its paces, it looks and
    feels really solid. On initial testing, it's a little faster too.
     
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    Well it sounds as if Revo did a good job of removing ATI.
     
  8. Antifreeze

    Antifreeze Registered Member

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    Yes. But the ATI uninstaller itself did a pretty good job.
    I'm not sure any of those three elements left over would have affected SP.
     
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