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2 Aug 2021 02:30:06 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Technical verification build "v3.8.0-beta.667"  
From: Kenneth
Date: 3 Jul 2021 09:30:00
Message: <web.60e064796db43e65d98418916e066e29@news.povray.org>
"Kenneth" <kdw### [at] gmailcom> wrote:

> When I finish testing this beta and uninstall it, I'll check the Windows
> registry to see if the process was clean and complete.

Sorry for the delay.

So after uninstalling this 667 beta from my Windows 10 Pro machine, and
deleting its remaining folder from the Documents\POV-Ray main folder, there are
still some vestiges of it remaining in the registry. Rather than try to describe
these, I instead made screenshots of the various locations, which I hope are
useful. (Btw, I also deleted the 667 beta's installation .exe file from
'downloads'.) I re-booted my machine several times before starting the
registry search.

I used these search phrases:

Those last two are 'ROT13'-encrypted registry entries that Windows uses in
certain places (a 'feature' that I've only recently become aware of).

I am certainly no expert at understanding the workings of the registry, so I
don't know if any/all of these are problematic or not (regarding running my
v3.7.0 and/or the v3.8 'experimental' pvengin64 installations that piggyback on
it.) I'll assume that I can delete all of the found entries with no ill effects.

A few of the registry entries were so lengthy text-wise that I couldn't capture
them completely.

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