After un-Installaion registry keys remains like that in user mode.

I've an application and after uninsallation some HKCU registry keys remains like that. In admin all the keys are deleted.

Please let me know how to clean un-installaion. How to remove those keys in user mode too after un-installation.

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Leave them if they are not giving any trouble..

Answered 05/16/2013 by: jagadeish
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  • If you go with ActiveSetup approach then you will have to implement the same for almost 8 out of 10 packages..
  • As they are HKCU keys and so I created activesetup..
    Do we have an option to remove them using activesetup again..
    will this be a problem if we leave them as it is?
  • Why do you want to delete them.. are they giving any issues..
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It should be left in HKCU. There should not be any issue. The only issue comes if there is another application and you require different settings. Then it is better to change the keys than deleting them.

Answered 05/21/2013 by: piyushnasa
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Answered 05/16/2013 by: Brockk7
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That's a good question. The only solution I can think of is Active Setup or writing a script to find the users' sid and deleting the entries recursively.

Answered 05/16/2013 by: SnowLyric
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