Re: Other Software Installation Peeves

Subject: Re: Other Software Installation Peeves
From: Jo Francis Byrd <jbyrd -at- byrdwrites -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2001 10:30:06 -0600

OK, here's MY pet peeve: you uninstall a program. It should be wiped out from
all the nooks and crannies, right? WRONG!!!!! Bits and pieces hide in system
files, in the Registry (you should have seen what we went through when our
office manager's Word 2000 data key in the Registry became corrupted.
Uninstalling and reinstalling didn't cure the problem because the uninstall
didn't bother to clean out the blasted key in the Registry. Had to go in and
manually do it myself!), and in various other places.

Now, why in the blankety-blank-blank can't programmers create uninstalls that
get rid of ALL the program???


Jo Byrd

David Berg wrote:

> > Carol Van
> > Natta
> > Since I just recently rebuilt my home computer system from scratch, Emily
> Berk's deathless prose on her travails has inspired me to list other software
> program installation peeves:
> I recently dove into rebuilding my own computer (well, I used the same
> diskette drive and sound card), and I was remind once again of one area where
> tech writers are _desperately_ needed. Has anyone ever found a manual for a
> motherboard that wasn't in dire need of help?


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