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Comparison of "Program_Install_and_Uninstall" FixIt with old Windows Installer Cleanup Utility RRS feed

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  • The Microsoft Windows Installer Cleanup Utility was (and still remains) a very useful tool.  Some time ago, this tool was removed from Microsoft's download server with the "explanation" that it sometimes removed more than it was supposed to remove.  As far as I'm aware, no further details about this "problem" have been made public.

    I recently came across a Microsoft FixIt tool that purports to "Fix problems with programs that can't be installed or uninstalled."  This is located here --> http://support.microsoft.com/mats/Program_Install_and_Uninstall

    Are any details available describing what this FixIt tool does?

    It seems highly unlikely that the FixIt tool could be as effective as the Installer Cleanup Utility, because as an automated tool, it has no way to determine what applications that may have been partially uninstalled are causing the problem that faces the user of the tool or the cleanup utility.

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012 10:08 PM