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Why is uninstalling programs on Windows so slow?

What do the uninstallers do throughout the uninstalling process?

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If life was only so simple. . . –  surfasb Nov 26 '11 at 18:54
    

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They delete registry entries, etc. Besides, MSI also saves uninsstall data in case the uninstall fails or is cancelled.

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