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How to uninstall?

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polarbeer
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Is there somewhere on DisplayFusion's web page

http://www.binaryfortress.com/displayfusion/

clear instructions how to install and uninstall DisplayFusion (DF)? I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (English).

There seems to be two packages to download: "Download without installer" and "Download MSI Installer". (MSI = ???, Microsoft installer perhaps?)

These install and uninstall procedures might be clear to program developers and advanced users but I wouldn't mind clear step-by-step instructions!

It's somehow "funny" that people can develop these kind of nice programs, put up web pages for them and all that but then... where are all the basic instructions???

I was able to install DF by following the step below:

1. Downloaded the "Download without Installer" package to my hard disk.

2. Extracted the package to my hard disk in some temporary folder.

3. Moved the extracted DisplayFusion folder to "C:\Program Files (x86)\DisplayFusion-3.1.6"

4. Ran "DisplayFusion.exe" or "DisplayFusionHookx86.exe" by double clicking it. I Can't remember which one I used anymore, because some days has passed after my installation and I was quite busy when installing.

5. DisplayFusion has been running since...

I thought installing DF without installer would require me to start it manually every time I boot up Windows. But DF starts automatically even though I didn't use any installer! Could you tell me how or why it starts every time I start Windows?

I couldn't find any shortcuts to DisplayFusion's .exe files in Windows' startup folders:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

DF is not listed in Control Panel's "Add and Remove Programs" dialog. So I probably could "uninstall" my copy by simply deleting the folder "C:\Program Files (x86)\DisplayFusion-3.1.6".

But will the autostart of DF be left in my system somewhere, if I just delete the DF folder above? I might some day want to remove DF COMPLETELY from my system.

So these are the questions I would like to have an answer to. In other words it would be nice if you:

1. Had step-by-step installation instructions to all packages available for download.

2. Had Step-by-step uninstallation instructions to all packages available for download.

(3. Wouldn't use too many shortenings like MSI, without explaining it first. :-o )

Thanks for anybody's help. :lol:

-pb :mrgreen:
Jan 16, 2010  • #1
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I tried to make it easy to figure out, you just need to click the "Download Now" button. When you click the "Download MSI Package" link, it says "This MSI package is ONLY for people interested in doing deployments of DisplayFusion, and is NOT recommended for general use.", so you shouldn't use that one. Just click the "Download Now" button and run the file that is downloaded.
Jan 16, 2010  • #2
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polarbeer
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I tried to make it easy to figure out, you just need to click the "Download Now" button. When you click the "Download MSI Package" link, it says "This MSI package is ONLY for people interested in doing deployments of DisplayFusion, and is NOT recommended for general use.", so you shouldn't use that one. Just click the "Download Now" button and run the file that is downloaded.


Ok, I didn't notice that "Download Now" was a button that directed me to download the installer :-D. I somehow managed to see only the two links "Download without Installer" and "Download MSI Package". My mistake :laugh:.

If I had used Download Now -button I probably could use Windows' Control Panel to remove DisplayFusion from my system. But how about if I used the "Download without Installer" option like I described in my first post above? Why is DF starting every time I start Windows and how can I remove it completely from my operating system if I want to?

I know there is an option "Start with Windows" in DF's settings but how is this autostart function really working as I didn't use any installers? I mean if I delete the DF folder from my Program Files -folder does this leave some non-working shortcuts, registry entries or something else in my Windows 7?

Thanks for your help! :mrgreen:

-pb
Jan 17, 2010  • #3
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siliconman01
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If you right click on the DisplayFusion icon in the Notification Tray and select SettingsOptions, you can uncheck "Start with Windows". That will remove the startup entry from HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run in the system registry. Of course, then DisplayFusion will not automatically startup when you reboot your computer.
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Jan 17, 2010  • #4
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If you right click on the DisplayFusion icon in the Notification Tray and select SettingsOptions, you can uncheck "Start with Windows". That will remove the startup entry from HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run in the system registry. Of course, then DisplayFusion will not automatically startup when you reboot your computer.


Okay. So if I FIRST uncheck "Start with Windows" and THEN delete the DF folder under "Program Files (x86)" I should have cleaned up my system from DisplayFusion? Well this kind of little info might be nice to be included with the "Download without Installer" -package. Just a thought!

Thanks for your help! :-)

-pb
Jan 17, 2010  • #5
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siliconman01
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Okay. So if I FIRST uncheck "Start with Windows" and THEN delete the DF folder under "Program Files (x86)" I should have cleaned up my system from DisplayFusion? Well this kind of little info might be nice to be included with the "Download without Installer" -package. Just a thought!


Yes, that will do it.

There is probably another "DisplayFusion" folder that is located at C:\Users\YourAccountName\Roaming\AppData. You can just do a Search on your hard drive for folders with the name DisplayFusion
Windows 10 x64 Professional on home built with ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme motherboard. Intel I7-6700k CPU,64 gbyte Rip Jaw ram, GeForce 980 Ti graphics card with 3 monitors including Dell P2714T touch screen, 200 Mbps cable internet, 3 ASUS RT-AC88U routers in Aimesh mode, Samsung 970 Pro NVmE M.2 SSD + Samsung 850 Pro 512 gbyte SSD, 8 terabyte WD My Cloud Pro PR2100 external drive, 4 terabyte WD My Cloud Mirror Gen2 external drive, 2 terabyte My Cloud external drive.
Jan 17, 2010  • #6
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Yes, that will do it.

There is probably another "DisplayFusion" folder that is located at C:\Users\YourAccountName\Roaming\AppData. You can just do a Search on your hard drive for folders with the name DisplayFusion


Ok, thanks for this info once again. I managed to find DisplayFusion folders under some "...\Recent" and "...\Recent Items" -folders, that contain probably just links to some files and folders that I have recently accessed in Windows. So I won't delete those DF folders as Windows will probably automatically manage those links anyway.

I don't try to find out how all my software is installed in Windows. Just got curious about this manual DisplayFusion installation, as I don't wont to leave anything totally useless in my start up routines if I remove DF from my system some day.

By the way, when I extracted "Download without Installer" package there are these two *.exe-files "DisplayFusion.exe" and "DisplayFusionHookx86.exe". Which one is the right one to run when "manually installing" DF for the first time?

-pb
Jan 17, 2010  • #7
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Kevin F.
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Displayfusion.exe, but you should delete all that and just use the regular installer. It is EXTREMELY streamlined, and uninstalling is as easy as running the program from the start menu. There is simply another option called Uninstall Display Fusion.
Jan 17, 2010  • #8
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polarbeer
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Okay, thanks for your quick reply!

This will close my case and I will use the installer (which I missed on the first time) in the future installations.
Jan 17, 2010  • #9
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Excellent, thank you for following-up.
Jan 18, 2010  • #10
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