Just curious how many sites have this in their testing criteria. It seems of lately my time is spent finding ways to remove bad attempts at packaging applications off of machines so that upgrades can occur. I love this situation because it illustrates why you get in a good packaging team in on day one rather than getting a bunch of cheap hacks to make a bunch of packages for you for cheap. It is amazing how much time you can waste making an uninstall cleanup for a bad package.
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People don't test uninstalls???
That's like painting a floor and when you're 95% done you wonder where the door is!

I suppose there is the "It's only drywall" philosophy, but... that's cowboy style.
Answered 12/07/2005 by: VikingLoki
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ORIGINAL: VikingLoki
that's cowboy style.

Heh, I am living in the land of the cowboys.
Answered 12/07/2005 by: kkaminsk
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ALWAYS.

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Answered 12/07/2005 by: craig16229
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You should always test it.
I always test the following: install - uninstall - reinstall.
Also, after the uninstall (and before the reinstall) you should reboot the system and see if it works when you log in again. I saw packages that crashed your windows after they were uninstalled.
Answered 12/08/2005 by: shogun_ro
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LOL [:D]

As my father used to say, ". . . I've cut the thing off twice, and it's STILL too short . . ."


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Answered 12/08/2005 by: craig16229
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I should have added the reinstall criteria. I've seen a few that can't reinstall.
Answered 12/08/2005 by: kkaminsk
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I always do, as previously said I install > uninstall and reinstall.

I find it a good method to test the MSI to the fullest.
Answered 12/09/2005 by: Thegunner
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Always, and as a result the fastet action i can perform is appwiz.cpl :D
Answered 12/11/2005 by: dbowe
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