The process of removing an installed program from a computer, including (but not always) any additional data, like user profiles, registry entries, services, etc...

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How to uninstall https_Downloader.exe/BitComet entirely?

I was trying to test out my vpn to see if they allow p2p/torrent. So I installed Bitcomet temporary and did a sample download. After I was done I uninstalled Bitcomet using there default uninstaller. ...
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Software thinks it is already installed, but isnt?

I have a game which I would like to install but whenever I insert the CD/mount the image, when the menu pops up it shows "Play" rather than "Install". The Control Panel does not show the software ...
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Can't Uninstall HP ProtectTools

I have HP ProBook with preinstalled HP Protect Tools I tried to uninstall it, but it say that HP FILE SANITIZER & HP Device Access Manager must be first uninstalled. But i can't find them in ...
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When uninstalling apps installed via Windows Store, how do I make sure none of its leftover files or folders remain?

Back on Windows 7, I could use software such as Revo Uninstaller which will scan my system for leftover files and folders that may be related to the uninstalled program. On Windows 10 modern apps, how ...
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Disable or Uninstall the Metro subsystem

In the old days of Windows, we could disable and uninstall unused subsystems in Windows, like Posix on Windows. See, for example, KB 101270, Disabling the POSIX Subsystem. I'm using Windows 8 and ...
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Unable to uninstall programs since the Windows 10 upgrade

I have upgraded my Win7 Pro to Win10 and almost everything is working fine (suprisingly 99% of the already-installed programs worked perfectly). But now when I try to uninstall certain programs, I ...
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Uninstall or repair .NET application with missing assembly manifest on MS Server 2008 R2

Our company has a .NET service that is running on a client's MS Server 2008 R2. When I try to start the service, I get this error in the event viewer: The program or feature ... cannot start or run ...
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How do I remove Candy Crush Saga from Windows 10?

Windows 10 comes with "Candy Crush Saga" preinstalled, but I do not want it on my system. How do I remove it?
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Force MSI To Uninstall

How can I force this to uninstall without the MSI? The MSI is not on the website and I tried extracting the MSI... even installing with the EXE gives the exact same error below:
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I upgraded to Windows 10 and want to remove Lenovo Fingerprint Manager, but uninstall fails with 'unsupported operating system.' How can I remove?

My Lenovo W540 was originally a Win 8.1 machine and came with Lenovo Fingerprint Manager Pro preinstalled. I upgraded to Windows 10. Since Windows 10 (and 8.1, 8.0 and 7) manage fingerprint ...
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Removing trusted modern apps in Windows 10

Windows 10 is working out well for me. However, there are some modern apps that are built in such as Mail and Calendar that don't have an uninstall option. Calendar is one such modern app. As far ...
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How to uninstall Norton?

It keeps popping up with the update to make it windows ten compatible and it interrupts whatever im doing, and I've even tried caving and updating it and that doesn't work. I'm just getting rid of the ...
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Getting rid of a windows update which will not uninstall via wusa or the control panel, windows 8.1

How do you uninstall a particular unwanted windows update when using the" wusa /uninstall /kb:ZZZZZZZ " gives an error message "Windows Update Standalone Installer, Update for Microsoft Windows ...
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Uninstall program in windows 7 [closed]

How do I uninstall a program when the Programs and Features tool in the Control Panel says there is not enough memory to uninstall any program every time I try?
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Canon MX420 series MP Drivers

A couple months ago I realized there's an alien software installed in my computer, Canon MX420, I know because I am using EPSON and not Canon, so I decided to uninstall it but it failed, reason, used ...
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Automate Driver Uninstall and Reinstall on Windows 7

I need to automate the uninstall and reinstall a driver on Windows 7. The process to manually do this is: Start Right Click Computer > Manage Device Manager > Network Adapters Right Click Intel(R) ...
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Why do have most (Windows) programs such 'complicated' setup programs?

There seems to do a lot of complicated stuff going on - that also make it hard to uninstall when (i.e.) the original uninstaller breaks down. Why isn't it just as simple as: Unzip all unique files ...
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Hidden MS Office files, bloated HD?

At work, we were all getting upgraded to MSOffice Five Million or whatever they're up to. Most people had IT upgrade their computers, I went online and tried to do the upgrade from our company ...
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Uninstalling KB3020369

I am using a brand new embedded system that runs Windows 7, and it has spontaneously installed the Update KB3020369. I'd like to get rid of it as it is eating up precious disk space, but the standard ...
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How do you forcefully remove apps in Windows 10?

How can I remove apps that don't seem to allow uninstall - like XBox and Groove? When selected in "Add/Remove Programs" / "Apps & Features" - the option to Uninstall is grayed out: like this ...
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Mobile Me crippled a Win7 machine running Office 7

MobileMe has interfered with Win7 and Office7. A variety of unrelated tasks starts Windows Installer when the Control Panel is invoked or any previously installed and working version of an Office7 ...
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How to uninstall OneDrive/SkyDrive from Windows 7

I hate OneDrive/SkyDrive for a lot of reasons. I want to uninstall it. Unfortunately, neither OneDrive nor SkyDrive are not in the "Uninstall or change a program" list of the Control Panel. QUESTION: ...
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Getting Rid of Software Records for Software installed on an external disk?

So I'm cleaning out an old computer, and several of the programs it thinks it has were actually installed on an old drive, that's now gone. For some of them, it prompts to get rid of them because it ...
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Uninstalling VS2012 hangs on system restore point

I am trying to uninstall VS2012 on my dev VM and have tried the following so far: -Turned off Windows Defender completely -Disabled restore point creation in System Settings -Used the cmd prompt ...
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Would the aggressive use of an uninstaller tool be equivalent to a fresh install of the OS?

I would like to speed up a slow Dell Inspiron 1545 running Windows 7. It is something like 5 years old with the original OS installation on it. I know that reinstalling the OS would do the trick but ...
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Uninstall pdfforge requires allowing an unknown program to run

I want to uninstall pdfforge Toolbar. I have inadvertently installed it alongside PDFCreator. I go to Control Panel -> Unisntall Program. But it asks me to allow an unknown program to run. I can tell ...
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Uninstall a program tile in Windows 8.1

How to add "Uninstall a program" tile to Windows 8.1 start menu? I want shortcut tile to Windows standard "Uninstall a program" window, Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features I tried ...
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How to uninstall software that doesn't appear in Programs and Features as well as in uninstall softwares?

I have in my Windows 7 64 bit a LabCenter Electronics' Proteus 7.7 Professional I would like to uninstall. Unfortunately the installation didn't give any uninstall executable file and I can't find the ...
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Multiple Processes of “Java Web Start Launcher” showing up in the Task Manager when uninstalling Java

A few days ago, I planned to uninstall Java because I don't need it anymore. I use an uninstaller named 'Revo Uninstaller' to do a thorough uninstallation of older versions of Java. I was able to ...
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How to identify a windows installation folder?

I'm working on a pc that sometimes randomly boots up windows 10. It has 2 SSD's and 5 HDD's. BCDedit doesn't show the windows installation. How can I find where this windows 10 installation is ...
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Reinstalling software giving Abort message

I installed a software and uninstalled it. When I am trying to reinstall, it showing up Abort message as, one or more newer versions of the product are already installed. An upgrade is not ...
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Ubuntu: how to remove emacs 23 data files

I had emacs 23 installed via apt-get, but I want to remove it completely before upgrading to emacs 24. I did sudo apt-get remove emacs* to remove emacs 23. But some emacs 23 files remain. locate ...
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How to completely uninstall Jenkins from OS X

I tried to install Jenkins on my OS X, that was successfully but usage is not quite successful. So planning on complete/clean uninstall and redo it back. Any help on what all the traces of Jenkins ...
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Why won't normal uninstalls remove values from the registry?

Expanding on How do I remove residual traces of uninstalled software from the registry? -- every time I uninstall a program and then later look it up via RegEdit it's still there! Why are the ...
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How to delete one of two W7 OS' installed?

Edit: I fixed the problem with EasyBCD eventually. I recently had problem booting due to system reserved partition tinkering and had to install a second Windows 7 to HDD in order to boot and fix the ...
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How to uninstall flux on linux?

Flux is a lighting app which malfunctions on my laptop. I tried sudo apt-get remove flux in the terminal, and it responds with "the package doesn't exist".
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Updates reappear for Visual Studio 2010 dependencies

I have recently uninstalled Visual Studio 2010 C# Express from my Windows 7 x64. VS is notorious for leaving behind a bunch of dependencies and trash, and I have spent quite a bit of time manually ...
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Ubuntu Upgrade Fail, Can not install/remove/purge USB Device are not detected too

I recently Upgraded my Ubuntu 12.02 to 14.10 and now I can not remove or install or even any USB Devices are also not detected. I get following error on install/remove I tried adding new user and see, ...
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Windows 8.1 damaged after language pack update/uninstalling

Here's the deal. I don't even know how to explain it. I followed the steps found here: How to install a new "display language" onto Windows 8.1 Single Language? to change my default ...
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How to uninstall screen (monitor / display) drivers?

I was testing out some different computer screens (displays / monitors) on a Windows 7 SP1 system, and so I installed the .INF files for each screen. I also installed the .ICM (color matching ...
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Delete entries of missing files in Programs and Features and Registry

I used to keep all my program files by installing them in a separate drive. Just about yesterday, I attempted to expand the drive but my computer turned off in the middle. All my Visual Studio, and ...
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Uninstalling multiple programs in Windows 7?

This question has a different intent than "Why can't you uninstall multiple programs at once in Windows?" The answers in that question focused strictly on why windows doesn't allow "simultaneous" ...
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Uninstall specific version of mysql OSX

I installed mysql using .dmg, and then I realized I already have mysql installed. Now I have two versions, and I would like to keep the one that was shipped with OSX. Is there a way to do it and ...
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Using 7zS.sfx - Any way to force uninstall of all versions (current or previous)

Here's my situation: I am building an application using a setup and deployment project in VS 2010 and packaging it into a self-extracting executable using 7zS.sfx. Generally, my users like to execute ...
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Most programs not visible in Programs and Features in windows 7

The issue I'm having is that only a small percentage of programs show up in the "Program and Features" section of Windows 7, where a user can uninstall programs. Formerly known as add/remove programs. ...
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How should I uninstall Visual Studio Ultimate 2013?

I want to uninstall Visual Studio Ultimate 2013 and install the Community edition. However, I am unable to due so since the setup blocks me saying that Ultimate 2013 is installed, despite me having ...
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Is it possible to do a complete, clean, uninstall of Phantom JS after it has been compiled in place?

I’ve just built and compiled PhantomJS for use on a Raspberry Pi. To do this, I cloned the GitHub repository, than used a build.sh command that—after 5 hours—has generated few executables, copied or ...
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How to find uninstalled software lists and logs in Windows?

I am using a Lenovo laptop with Windows 8.1. Yesterday I ran Lenovo Solution Center software. It gave me some details about the software which I have used in past and currently not installed in my ...
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Can't uninstall Microsoft Express Visual Studio 2013 for Desktop on Windows 7

I'm using windows 7 professional edition, 32 bits, and installed Microsoft Express Visual Studio 2013 for Desktop, with Update 3. I tried to uninstall it from Control Panel, a "repair/uninstall" ...
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How to uninstall Windows 8.1 bundled updates?

I Upgraded Windows 8.1 to a recent version using a retail DVD. I need to uninstall an update that came with this new version, however there is no option to uninstall it. How can I resolve this?