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Old 01-03-2006, 11:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry Application uninstall log

I have a PC which has had a number of applications removed either by error or by sime one being a pain in the butt

I need to find out when these application were removed from the PC is there an uninstalled log in Windows XP

thanks for any help

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Old 01-03-2006, 11:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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why do u need to see when they was removed just install them again

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Old 01-03-2006, 11:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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there has been an indescretion which the software was suppose to stop and my boss asked me to find out when the software was removed.
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Old 01-03-2006, 12:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Amd2800, if you don't have an answer, please don't post....

Iffyshot, look into your event viewer under application.

The eventviewer is here Contorl Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Event Viewer

It should be under an entry like MsiInstaller or something similar to that.

Its a frigging Laptop, not a Labtop!!!!
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Old 01-03-2006, 12:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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cool thanks I was hoping for a text file or something but guess I will just have too go through each MSI event in the log
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Old 01-03-2006, 02:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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There is a way to set up what you want if you need it in the future, but it's a pain. it involves changing the configuration of the MSI function in the registry, but is very helpful. send me a pm if you want to know.

In general most applications remove everything they did, even logs, because they are doing what is asked. IE Uninstall themselves. I have only seen 3 or 4 in the past year that leave a log behind, and in most cases the logs don't help. The eventlog is only helpful as long as the application logs it. if it's MSI, then it's got 2/3 entries, but you have to cross that to who was logged on at the time. Most other uninstallers, don't report to eventlog their acctions.

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