Primo (PRogram Installation MOnitor, a Regshot fork)

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Primo (PRogram Installation MOnitor, a Regshot fork)

#1 Post by I am Baas » Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:43 pm

PRIMO is short for PRogram Installation MOnitor. It is a registry and folder/file compare utility that allows you to quickly take a snapshot of your system and then compare it with a second one, done after doing system changes or installing a
new software product. The changes report can be produced in TEXT or HTML format and contains a list of all modifications that have taken place between snapshot1 and snapshot2.

The system contains several programs:
1 - Primo, which is used to monitor changes.
2 - Chkunin, which is used to check for left-over registy entries and files/folders if you un-install a system.
It also produces a .REG file to delete registry entries, and a .BAT files to delete folders and files.
3 - A .VBS file called "Not Monitored List.vbs" and a batch file called "Create_Not_Monitored_list.bat" that are used to create a list of folders and files on the drive you want to monitor in a file called "not_monitored_list.txt".
You can edit this file and change it if you need to.
http://members.tripod.com/~randy_hall/download.htm

Download @ http://members.tripod.com/~randy_hall/primo.zip

Note:
- Read the documentation before you run Primo for the 1st time.
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Re: Primo (PRogram Installation MOnitor, a Regshot fork)

#2 Post by Magibon » Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:51 pm

thanks Baas,

this app. looks promising ..
i appreciate the author taking time to write such detailed documentation ..

i found "CHKUNIN.TXT" to be very helpful.
i will have to take this for a spin ..

by the way.. the download link doesn't work..
i think the author has disabled hotlinking ..

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EDIT:
Ok.. i just took this for a test run with Passmark OSF Mount ..
a program that i was having issues with ..
jv16 PowerTools could not detect the changes ..

Chkunin is very helpful!
it can decipher the output log into a clear, understandable, print out.

Great App!

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Re: Primo (PRogram Installation MOnitor, a Regshot fork)

#3 Post by Wolfghost » Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:35 pm

Magibon wrote:this app. looks promising ..
i appreciate the author taking time to write such detailed documentation ..
:lol: :lol: :lol:

But yes it looks promising :wink:
<<---It have to be STEALTH !!!--->>

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Re: Primo (PRogram Installation MOnitor, a Regshot fork)

#4 Post by Magibon » Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:32 am

i have been using this furiously..
i even did a clean installation of my Operating System since realizing jv16 PowerTools was not accurate..

all i can say about CHKUNIN is Wow!
what an awesome app. !

i have created ~.reg and ~.bat files for all apps. that leave traces for cleaning after usage :)

thanks for sharing this Baas!

I have 1 question though.. since Primo is a fork of RegShot and the output looks similar..
even the title is the same..
how come when i send RegShot's output to CHKUNIN .. it doesn't work..?
either way.. Primo is good enough.. but it has crashed on me once..
so i would love to be able to use RegShot's output with CHKUNIN ..

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Re: Primo (PRogram Installation MOnitor, a Regshot fork)

#5 Post by I am Baas » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:52 pm

Primo is at V2.7.3 (February 27, 2012):
+ Since I have run Primo a few times without scanning for dir changes,
I have added a message box to let you know it is turned off.
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Re: Primo (PRogram Installation MOnitor, a Regshot fork)

#6 Post by Midas » Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:45 am

Magibon wrote:thanks for sharing this Baas!
Yes! Many thanks. PRIMO did it for me, and I'm now dipping my feet in system changes monitoring (and understanding what I'm doing, for once)... :D

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Re: Primo (PRogram Installation MOnitor, a Regshot fork)

#7 Post by Magibon » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:48 am

hey.. why hasn't this app been posted?

- freeware
- stealth
- no dependencies.

what else does it need?

Code: Select all

You can email me at bitron@islandnet.com if you have any problems 
or questions. Thanks...

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Re: Primo (PRogram Installation MOnitor, a Regshot fork)

#8 Post by Midas » Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:57 am

Magibon wrote:what else does it need?
A 64 bit port (that upstream Regshot already got)... :)

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Re: Primo (PRogram Installation MOnitor, a Regshot fork)

#9 Post by Cattleya » Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:36 pm

Vote for a space on Portablefreeware main page ;)

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Re: Primo (PRogram Installation MOnitor, a Regshot fork)

#10 Post by Midas » Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:14 am

Primo has been updated [current version is v1.0.1(a)?] and now includes 64 bits executables (changelog and download at http://members.tripod.com/~randy_hall/download.htm).

At first glance, Primo's development status is a little murky: previous (stable) version was v2.7.3 (32 bits only, with Chkunin v3.0 included); the current one looks beta(ish) and has pertinent info scattered through multiple sources (e.g., be sure to have a look at the unpacked 'Documentation for 64-bit' sub-folder). I guess Primo's author could benefit from a surge in user feedback...
  • [url]http://members.tripod.com/~randy_hall/download.htm[/url] author wrote:August 30, 2014 -- Version 6.1.0 of Chkunin 32 and 64 is available.
    July 31, 2014 -- Version 1.0.1(a) of my version of Regshot 1.9.1 is available.
    Primo's '[i]Regshot readme.txt'[/i] author wrote:To cut down on the number of changes I do, I have decided to keep the name Regshot rather than change it to Primo.

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Re: Primo (PRogram Installation MOnitor, a Regshot fork)

#11 Post by JayMan » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:23 pm

Can anyone provide a way to get the older version, which from the screen shots look a lot better IMO.
I'm looking for version 2.7.3

I tried using the wayback machine to find an older version of primo.zp, but the only file there is the newer one.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Primo (PRogram Installation MOnitor, a Regshot fork)

#12 Post by NickR » Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:39 pm

@JayMan
Check your PM

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Re: Primo (PRogram Installation MOnitor, a Regshot fork)

#13 Post by Midas » Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:47 am

Primo has been updated 2015-09-20: "Version 7.0.2 of Chkunin and version 2.0.0 of Regshot 32-bit and 64-bit is available."

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Re: Primo (PRogram Installation MOnitor, a Regshot fork)

#14 Post by Midas » Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:04 am

Primo's chkunin v7.1.0 released 2016-05-27...
  • '[i]Chkunin x64 updates.TXT[/i]' author wrote:We may not want to delete some folders, like "Program Files", so check for them.
    Also, programs installed in "C:\Program Files" may also put folders in "C:\Users\Randy\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files" so to stop chkunin from 'finding' folders in "C:\Program Files" that are not there, you also have to make sure there are none in "C:\Users\Randy\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files". Code was added to chkunin to (hopefully) do this.

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Re: Primo (PRogram Installation MOnitor, a Regshot fork)

#15 Post by webfork » Sat Jun 04, 2016 5:33 pm

Midas wrote:Primo's chkunin v7.1.0 released 2016-05-27
I got confused by this so -- to clarify -- chkunin is a component of Primo (as mentioned earlier in the thread, it's used to check for left-over registy entries and files/folders if you un-install a system). As a result the whole program has seen an update.

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