For the past multiple upgrades with Flex software ,I have refused to use the un-installer built into the Windows XP, 7, or 8 package.
It is very possible that this different uninstall get's the intended results, allowing the software upgrades a clean position .
There are many after market un installers I presently am using Revo Un-installer (It,s free) and works.
When I say works it removes the program and associated drivers,ddl's orphans,artifax . A really strong removal. (I wan't nothing left)
Then I campaign with CCleaner which continues to Clean up the property .
Of course there are restarts on the computer during this process.
However after doing this ,when I re install ,I get fully functional flex programming and how it was intended to operate .
I would be the first in line to complain of any abnormality . But so far using the method I have described non such events have occurred. This will not conceal any Oops.
Why doesn't Flex do this . Well I think specific un installer formats for each and every upgrade would involve a pretty grand effort . I would rather see them emphases the development and proviso of the software than waste time on Un Install.
Com ports are another Windows moving target . For another day .
I think the question you raised regarding uninstalling one of the most interesting subjects brought up. I have always wondered how an operating system would "know" how to completely remove a program. It would seem that the programmers could put bits and pieces of a program anywhere they choose and it would be virtually impossible for any software to know where these segments would lie on the hard drive. Most programs are put in folders which directly relates to the program and it is sometimes easy to manually remove the program.
It would seem to me that the only way a program could be completely removed wherever these bits and pieces lie, would be knowledge only the programmer has. If I am correct on this thinking, it would seem that only the programmers would have the information to completely remove all vestiges of data, registry entries, and the programs itself and they should be responsible for writing the appropriate software to remove it.
However, if it is too work intensive to write this software, perhaps a compromise could be struck where the programmers could tell one where to manually go on the drive to manually effect a complete removal.
Very possible. By removing hard. There is nothing there which can or possibly conflict.
With the registry cleaning this too must help.
Does it solve the problem. Well it surly doesn't hurt or add to it.
So far I'm batting 100%. Others. Not participating are not as lucky.
The. upgrade. I have. Ran windows 7flex uninstall. And loaded. The new Base line. Ok. Then loaded the new version flex. At this time I ran revo uninstall. And it found additional files that are part of the installed flex software.
So for a complete wash . Then A registry clean. Win 7 does not get the job done.
You have seen no load or irregular flex functions posted by me. Cannot say that for others. This is what we are talking about. Has it made a difference. Y. E. S.
I can absolutely guarantee if you use Software. audio systems. Professional audio. systems and attempt to use less than a similar campaign. It. Will. Not. Work. So there must be something value added.
For the record I say it works .
I could really sweeten the pot and reveal WHO also does it but NA!!!
I'll stick with " Kill bill and erase their minds " and please whoever stick with whatever you are using.
Will compare notes after a while again.
Go to Start, type regedit.exe in the search box, and then press Enter. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
In Registry Editor, locate and click the registry key or subkey that you want to back up.
Click File > Export.
In the Export Registry File dialog box, select the location where you want to save the backup copy to, and then type a name for the backup file in the File name field.