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Old 15. Feb 2010, 03:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Revo Uninstaller Free and 64-bit OS

Does anyone have any experience with the free version of Revo Uninstaller under a 64-bit OS (specifically Win7). The details here suggest that for full 64-bit compatibility you need to use the Pro version.
Question is, does this mean the free version is not worth using under 64-bit?
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Old 15. Feb 2010, 04:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Although I'm now back with XPSP3, I used Revo with x64 Windows 7 and although it was OK with x32 bit programs running in this environment, it would not work with true x64's.
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Old 15. Feb 2010, 05:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Although I'm now back with XPSP3, I used Revo with x64 Windows 7 and although it was OK with x32 bit programs running in this environment, it would not work with true x64's.
Revo is a 32 bit application therefore it can only 'see' the 32 bit part of the Registry under 64 bit Windows. As 64 bit applications install their entries into part of the Registry that Revo is not aware of it cannot remove them. There are many caveats to this check http://www.techsupportalert.com/cont...plications.htm if you'd like further details.
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Old 15. Feb 2010, 06:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks guys.

That explains why Revo doesn't see all of the apps that are installed on my system. Presumably then, for those programs that Revo lists it will be able to perform it's role effectively. Anthing else I'll just have to uninstall in the usual way.

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check http://www.techsupportalert.com/cont...plications.htm if you'd like further details.
Great article, although I find some of it a little complicated, I get the gist. Thanks.
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Old 27. Jun 2010, 07:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I just gave the new version of Revo Uninstaller 2.2.3 a try and it failed to identity Windows 7 Firewall Control 3.5. Back to myuninst 1.6.6.0 until something better comes along.
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Old 27. Jun 2010, 09:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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On my Win7 x64 system, the free version of Revo not only fails to identify the 64bit apps, but also doesn't correctly read the installation dates of the apps it does find.
For this reason I'm reluctant to completely trust it so I just use either Windows built-in uninstall tool or MyUninstaller, depending on my needs.
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Old 27. Jun 2010, 10:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The latest version of Revo Uninstaller free is 1.89. Version 2.2.3 is for the pro version of Revo.
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Old 28. Jun 2010, 02:05 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Anupam, you are absolutely correct. However, if the pro version functionality failed, then the next free versions released are sure to follow in the pro version’s failures.

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Old 28. Jun 2010, 02:48 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Hi,

On Revo Uninstaller's website, it's clearly stated that the free version is not 64bit compatible:
http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_..._download.html (last line of the comparison table).
Never was and probably never will .

But if the pro version doesn't work properly, then tech support should be contacted.

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Old 28. Jun 2010, 03:38 PM   #10 (permalink)
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On Revo Uninstaller's website, it's clearly stated that the free version is not 64bit compatible:
http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_..._download.html (last line of the comparison table).
Never was and probably never will .
I should have made it clear, that the reason I tried the freeware version of Revo under x64 was that I'd read elsewhere that it can be used successfully under a 64 bit OS, albeit with some limitations. I still think it may have it's uses in this regard but obviously any registry entries it offers to delete should be looked at closely under these particular circumstances.

I'm remaining hopeful though that the 64 bit compatible Revo may become freeware in future considering all OS's look to be moving in that direction in any case.
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