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XPize: Uninstall fails to compeltely restore original settings; possible Vize issue too

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XPize: Uninstall fails to compeltely restore original settings; Vize is possibly affected also
 
Type set to Issue: The is a bug that needs to be fixes
 
Impact set to High: An uninstall should and is supposed to delete all the programs files and registry settings. XPize's uninstall should not only undo its changes, but revert a user's settings for icon sizes and such.
 
From http://www.reviewsaurus.com/software-reviews/xpize-make-your-xp-look-like-windows-vista/
--Fails to uninstall it properly : I tried to un-install it and unfortunately it didn’t do the work properly. It restored all the settings but it failed to reduce the size of the icons which became bigger on the installation and some configuration. Eventually, I had to use the System restore point to get everything back, the way I wanted.
 
Seems that the user's complete original settings aren't completely restored. Kinda a major problem, which I think that the Uninstaller can be edited to compensate for, right?
Closed Jan 31, 2009 at 1:22 PM by W3bbo
Distributions of Anolis will no-longer be "installed" onto a computer. Instead the program is ran to apply the changes (and make backup copies where necessary) and ran again to remove the changes if the user so chooses.

There will be a more resiliant backup/restore system that should avoid these problems in future.

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XPero wrote Jul 29, 2008 at 8:26 AM

Yeah, that is normal (but not good). He used the XPize Settings tool to change icons size, then uninstalled XPize. The uninstaller doesn't know about the XPize Settings tool, so icons stayed with same size.

In XPize / Vize, uninstalling is not equal to restoring.

In Anolis, we should be able to find a way to restore the system to its original state when the user uninstalls it, because that's what the user expects to happen.

Damian666 wrote Aug 2, 2008 at 7:56 AM

well, we could fix this by backing up all known regentries, and on uninstall execute the backup'ed
regfile with regedit :D
that way you will have the settings as they were in the registry before install.

Damian666