Frank, I'm assuming this was pre-Windows XP? I have found XP to be pretty foolproof at removing
stuff through the add/remove programs control panel. Win98 was another, vastly inferior, situation.
Believe it or not, I still have one computer in my world running that crapware. The very primative
DAW at work, used only to transfer conference and interview cassettes, runs a stripped-to-the-bone
version and has never had a second of problem in 8 years. Just to show how old/slow you can go and
still have a decent audio recorder, this is a Pentium II -450 box with an Ensoniq (before
Soundcrapper ruined them) card. It's running Soundforge 4. Does what it's asked to do just fine. The
cassette machine, on its last legs, is a Sanyo that I bought way back in 1979 or so because it got
great reviews for its low price point and was one of the cheapest well-reviewed decks to do metal
(type IV) tape. Alas, it's dumpster-bound because it has a bad wow, even audible with spoken word.
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Frank Strauss" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2006 11:14 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Recommended software to make an iPod dump its library to iTunes on a second
> On 12/21/06, Steven C. Barr(x) <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Frank Strauss" <[log in to unmask]>
>> > the old Quicktime would absolutely not allow itself to be
>> > removed. I spent about an hour on the phone with a very nice Apple
>> > in Canada, but his final suggestion was to wipe the hard drive and start
>> > over. A local tech tried and decided he would have to do Registry
>> > and it ended up cheaper in the long run to get a new computer.
>> Note that Registry editing is NOT nearly as complicated as most folks
>> may think! Windows provides "regedit.exe" (click on "Run" in the
>> start menu and enter "regedit" in the resulting dialog box) which
>> has a "Find" function which can find every occurrence of a word or
>> character group in the Registry. "Find" the name (the offending
>> program) and remove each occurence (usually in "Run" entries or
>> those associated with file extensions).
>> Tedious, yes...boring, yes...but not complicated (and useful to
>> know if one gets hit by a virus...)
>> Steven C. Barr
> My problem and the tech's was not really knowing everything that had to be
> removed from the registry to completely get rid of Quicktime. A source of
> irritation is the fact that I would even have to do something like this to
> get rid of the program.
> Frank B Strauss, DMD