This is a discussion on Re: Why system restore did not get rid of program installed? - Linux ; richard, ye big-bellied crafty devil, a dwarfish thief, ye whooped: > On Sat, 8 Nov 2008 20:35:23 -0800 (PST), lbbss > wrote: > >>I had a problem with my mouse not being detected, so I did a system >>restore 2 ...
richard, ye big-bellied crafty devil, a dwarfish thief, ye whooped:
> On Sat, 8 Nov 2008 20:35:23 -0800 (PST), lbbss
>>I had a problem with my mouse not being detected, so I did a system
>>restore 2 weeks back. This fixed my problem, but I was surprised
>>that I had a few freeware programs that I have installed in between
>>this two week span and system restore did not uninstall them? I know
>>that typically sys restore does not touch your data files, but it
>>should for programs? is that right? Thanks.
> It all depends on whether or not if those programs use the registry
> and how much.
> Technically, system restore only backdates the windows files, not your
> data files or program files.
> There may be times though, if you have a program installed on the same
> drive as the OS, it might get wiped out.
> Which is one reason why I try not to install programs on that drive.
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