|Reported by:||Lyndon Brown||Owned by:|
|Keywords:||uninstall install shortcut startmenu||Cc:|
|Component version:||Operating system type:||Windows|
|Operating system version:||all|
Please can you refrain from creating uninstaller shortcuts in the start menu with future installers.
The purpose of the start menu is for shortcuts for accessing/running applications, not for performing maintenance on them. In the same way it would be a bad idea to clutter the desktop with them, wouldn't it!
Placing them in the start menu adds clutter and it makes them more accessible to novice users who often need protecting from themselves, increasing the burden on those that may maintain their computers for them - either because we have to answer questions about what the hell it is that they've just opened, or actually having to reinstall software. It also discourages novices from exploring the applications available to them in their start menu when such things clutter it and provide potential pitfalls.
It is much better that uninstallers for all programs are kept in one central location - within the uninstall software page of the control panel.