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    jv16 Power tools

    In a thread that I started recently, Dengar recommended jv16 Power Tools, so I am giving it a go, and now I have a question that the program's Handbook doesn't seem to answer.

    What is the difference between uninstalling something using the Add/Remove menu in the Registry Manager component of the program, and using the Software Manager component? In the Registry Manager, the Add/Remove menu lists something described as Branding, but you get no indication of what it might be. But nothing of that name is listed by Software Manager.
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    Re: jv16 Power tools

    Ian,

    If I'm not mistaken, removing items listed in the "Add or Remove Programs" section of the Registry Editor when using the "Remote" button simply removes the listing only. In other words, if you have uninstalled an application but it still appears in the Windows "Add or Remove Programs" list, you can remove that orphaned item in jv16 PowerTools. In other words, it doesn't uninstall the application itself. However, using the "Uninstall" button will actually uninstall the application itself. Here's what the Help section says on that subject:

    <hr>Add/Remove menu feature shows you items from the Control Panel > Add/Remove programs.
    The feature lists also the hidden items not normally visible in the Add/Remove programs. Notice
    that the Remote button just removes the software from this list and the Uninstall button actually
    uninstalls it. For your own safety you can uninstall only one software at the time.<hr>
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    Re: jv16 Power tools

    I believe you're right there Jeff. I seem to recall that confusion some time back, and I think it was all because Jouni Vuorio, the author, is Finnish and English is a second language. The "Remote" is actually meant to read "Remove", and is designed to function just as you say.

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    Re: jv16 Power tools

    Correct Alan. The Remote has been corrected to Remove in the "paid" version. BTW, anyone purchasing the 2005 version is eligible for a free upgrade to the 2006 version when it is released.
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    Re: jv16 Power tools

    Jeff (and Alan and John)

    Thanks - but that is not quite what I was asking. I understood, I think, the difference between 'Uninstall' and 'Remove' on the Add/Remove tab of the Registry Manager tool. But there is another tool entirely, the Software Manager tool, which seems to come up with a different list from the one you get with the Add/Remove feature of the Registry Manager tool. With the Software Manager list you get the choice of Remove or Custom Remove. The Handbook says that this is an improved version of the Windows Add/Remove software feature in Control Panel.

    What I wanted to know is, what is the difference between using this Sotware Manager tool and using the Add/Remove tab of the Registry Manager tool?

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    Re: jv16 Power tools

    There certainly seem to be overlapping functions between the two. Probably the best place to get an accurate answer is the Macecraft Forums (you must register to post questions or responses). HTH.
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    Re: jv16 Power tools

    Ian,

    Again, not having used the "Software Manager" before, although now that I've taken a close look at it no doubt I will be using it in the future, and from reading the "Handbook", this is how I understand the difference.

    1. The "Add/Remove" utility in the Registry Manager Tool functions very much like that of Windows' "Add or Remove Programs" utility with the added bonus of being able to remove orphaned items from the list that point to programs no longer resident on your HDD.

    2. The Software Manager Tool also functions like the Windows' "Add or Remove Programs" utility as far as the actual uninstalling of resident applications with this bonus; that it gives you the "Custom Uninstall" option which I think functions more like the Registry Cleaner Tool but differs in that it removes all installed components of one specific program rather than finding ALL leftover items throughout the entire Registry.

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    Re: jv16 Power tools

    Thanks for this suggestion. The answer from their forum is the following, in case anyone else is interested.

    <hr>The 'Software Manager' isn't the part to uninstall any program.
    You need to use the 'Registry Manager' > 'Add/Remove Menu' for that.

    The 'Software Manager' is used to remove the leftovers of programs that are left beheind after an uninstall.
    Or some small programs you downloaded from the internet without any installer can also leave some stuff beheind.
    That is where the 'Software Manager' comes in to remove those entries.<hr>
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    Re: jv16 Power tools

    Thanks for that Ian. It sounds like a handy feature.

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