Windows desktop search



  • we have a windows desktop search pilot, of which I am am member.  Pilot is over, there are some issues so I go to uninstall it.  I get the microsoft warning that removing it could damage the following progams, followed by a list of ALL the programs on my computer. 

    Now if those programs were OK before desktop search, why does removing it risk damaging them?

    I ask you, a wtf?



  • @ogilmor said:

    we have a windows desktop search pilot, of which I am am member.  Pilot is over, there are some issues so I go to uninstall it.  I get the microsoft warning that removing it could damage the following progams, followed by a list of ALL the programs on my computer. 

    Now if those programs were OK before desktop search, why does removing it risk damaging them?

    I ask you, a wtf?

    MS typically installs crap by overwriting dlls in the system directory. Sometimes, the uninstaller doesn't do it right, and the trashed dll affects anything that references it. In general, MS is, in itself a WTF, but that's another rant.


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