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Member 7989122 wrote:
So you can certainly replace a file that is still in use.
Not in Windows; replacing requires writing (and locking) to a file that is in use.

Member 7989122 wrote:
Isn't that exactly the complaint?
That's two different things; the progress not being updated by the installer, or Windows not painting because the main-process is busy.

Member 7989122 wrote:
The uninstaller knows which files to delete, how many and their size.
Usually, it doesn't.

Member 7989122 wrote:
but simply looking at how long the first few operations took should quickly correct that first guess.
That's exactly what the Windows progressbar shows when copying files and where all those people complain about it moving from 10s to 30m to 15s.

Member 7989122 wrote:
not jump all over the place.
Given a FS works, the file may be "all over the place". Also, some updates may have changed sizes, and there'll be a lot of small files created to save preferences and stuff. Lots of small files take more than than a single file of the same size. So no, not as easy as you paint Smile | :)
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