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Completely Uninstall a programme

Hi,
Is there any way tracking exactly what is installed by a programme.

Background:  I am install a programme on a computer and I would like to know all the changes that it makes to the PC. When I uninstall it does not return the computer back to the original state.  The reason I know this is when I install it again... it has remembered some of the settings that I previous set.

However after the uninstall I have cleared out the Programme Folder and run CCleaner. But it is leaving something on the PC and failing to remove something.

Is there an application out there that can log all changes made so I can completely uninstall it.

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use filemon and regmon utilities and start the installation ; the result will be huge but It'll show you changes that are  made to files and registery.
also see if the program that you are installing can be run with a switch to create a verbose log file. that log file should have all foot prints.
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Thanks.

Is there any way of doing a scan of the system pre install and then another one post install and see what the deltas are?

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The best software we ever found was:
SysTracer

http://www.blueproject.ro/systracer

We use it daily for our work.
amacfarl--When you uninstall using Programs and Features, Registry entries are often left behind.
Use Revouninstaller.  Step 4 will show you what Registry entries remain and offer to clean them up.
http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html
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here another good tool :  http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/myuninst.html
I use Process Monitor from Sysinternals and monitor the Installation Process
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You also have the issue that sometimes time-limited trials will deliberately leave a trace somewhere in the registry so that this is detected by the installer process and it prevents a user from uninstalling then reinstalling software to keep squeezing an extra 30 days free use from the software each time.  I'm not saying that is the case here, but it is possible.
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