Question from Vince: Hi Rick. I need a little info and advice about Windows 10 if you don’t mind.
I’ve been using Geek Uninstaller to delete programs ever since I read your post explaining how Windows leaves bits and pieces of a program behind when it deletes it.
I updated my computer to Windows 10 back when it was free and I was wondering if Windows 10 leaves traces of deleted programs behind too. Or has Microsoft finally fixed this?
Windows 10’s “Right-click and click Uninstall” method of removing programs is awesome but I’ll keep using Geek Uninstaller if you still recommend it.
Rick’s answer: Vince, Windows 10 indeed leaves bits and pieces of programs behind when it deletes them, and I’m guessing that will never change.
There are several reasons why the native Windows uninstall utility fails to remove every trace of a program when it deletes it, and a couple of them actually make some sense.
That being said, I prefer having my deleted programs removed in their entirety.
That’s why I still use Geek Uninstaller when removing unwanted programs from my Windows 10 PCs and still recommend that you do the same.
I’ve loved Geek Uninstaller from the first time I used it, and it still does an awesome job now that we’re using Windows 10.
I hope this helps Vince. Good luck!
Update from Vince: Thanks Rick. Not the answer I was hoping for but I will certainly take your advice. Keep up the great work!
Bonus tip: This post lists several other awesome free tools for keeping your Windows PC running smoothly.
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