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Tracing Program Installation that requires reboot

17 Apr 2015, 16:01

Many programs that I install require rebooting to finish installation. It appears that if I have to do that, tracing will not be completed.
Should I stop and save the trace before I tell the program to reboot and finish installation???

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Re: Tracing Program Installation that requires reboot

17 Apr 2015, 22:14

charlestek
Looks like that's what you need
http://www.crystalidea.com/install-trac ... raced-data
 
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Re: Tracing Program Installation that requires reboot

17 Apr 2015, 22:53

admin,

Thanks, but this still does not make sense. So when the program gives me a dialog box to reboot, I'm supposed to save, and then after the reboot, I add an append? How could the uninstall tool know that any changes right after the reboot came only from the program I installed before the reboot?
Anytime there is a reboot there is the possibility that many other unrelated programs and things have an new altered state or updates, even from the task scheduler. How could the uninstall tool tell them apart?
 
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Re: Tracing Program Installation that requires reboot

18 Apr 2015, 06:01

charlestek

So when the program gives me a dialog box to reboot, I'm supposed to save, and then after the reboot, I add an append?

exactly.

Anytime there is a reboot there is the possibility that many other unrelated programs and things have an new altered state or updates, even from the task scheduler. How could the uninstall tool tell them apart?


Normally an installer asks for reboot when it needs to replace some of files that are currently in use by the system. Unfortunately these files are often not tracked by Install Tracker.
 
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Re: Tracing Program Installation that requires reboot

10 May 2015, 15:00

Is there any chance the ability to watch system file modifications could be added some day? It would be a feature that i think would set your software apart from all the other uninstallers out there and be valuable for people who experience system stability problems after a new install. :)
 
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Re: Tracing Program Installation that requires reboot

19 May 2015, 11:03

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I'm afraid no because of system stability issues. It's dangerous to delete system files because there can be programs that depend on them.

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