Uninstall Preparation (Utilities Menu)
This function presents a dialog which is used to remove elements of the program which the included uninstaller is or may not be able to. There are two types of information which the Uninstaller Preparation dialog can remove.
First are additional instrument files which were added after the initial program installation. If you have added instrument files after the initial program installation, the Uninstaller program is unaware that these have been added and will not delete them. Checking "Instrument Files" will remove the selected files.
The second set of information the Uninstaller can not remove are all of the Registry assignments for individual component types. These registry entries allow Explorer to show program components with the correct icons and to open files into the program by double clicking on them.