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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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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How to find all files and registry entries associated with a certain installed program?

I am trying to create a program that let me choose any installed application from the local PC and give me a list of all program's files and registry entries. In other words, I am trying to simulate ...
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Uninstall program in windows 7

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?
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Does number of programs installed on my pc affect its speed? [duplicate]

I have windows xp and it has started responding very slowly, so was thinking if the various software I've installed might be affecting its speed. PS: Even if I run one program/software at a time the ...
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How can I remove Lync Web App Plug-in

I'm trying to remove Lync Web App Plugin from add-remove programs, but when I try uninstall I get the following message: The feauture you are trying to use is on a network resource that is ...
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Chocolatey Uninstall NodeJS Windows 8

Ok, so I installed NodeJS by using cinst nodejs Which installs NodeJS into the Chocolatey bin directory with a dependency on NPM. I then realised that I wanted to install NodeJS.Install instead ...
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Uninstall Office 2013 Sp1 silently without removing Office

For uninstalling Office 2007/2010 Service Packs, Microsoft provided a separate tool(OARPMAN.exe) that could be downloaded and used for silent uninstallation of Service Packs. I was unable to find ...
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Can I uninstall the @… fonts without damaging my computer?

Just curious if I would have problems with my computer if I were to uninstall the various @.... fonts? For example, @arial unicode ms, @batang, @dotum, @kaiti, @microsoft...., or the various ...
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Delete Package Cache after uninstalling Visual Studio 2013 Express?

Can I delete the the folder C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\? I have just found that I have 2Gb folder inside C:\ProgramData. According to the previous post it is connected to Visual Studio and it is ...
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Windows 8 System-Wide Program Installation Problems

TL;DR: My computer isn't installing or uninstalling programs. It freezes at some point in the process. I've been having lots of issues installing and uninstalling all kinds of software in Windows 8. ...
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Removing deep freeze enterprise

I have a second hand business computer that has deep freeze enterprise, and I do not know the password nor access to the OTP. I've looked around and have found instructions for the standard version, ...
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Uninstall BuyNSave extension permanently

How do I find out what program keeps installing BuyNSave extension in Google Chrome? I removed all extensions from Chrome, uninstalled all suspicious applications, but still, BuyNSave appears after ...
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Uninstall MS Office 2010 after installation partition is gone

On one of my PCs Microsoft Office 2010 was installed on partition D. After some reconfiguration this partition (which was on another harddrive) is gone and cannot be restored. Now I am unable to ...
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ESET Smart Security removal fails - proxy server remains

A year ago I received a one-year license for ESET Smart Security. Today it was over, and I decided to replace it with a free alternative. Everything went fine, but one thing. After uninstalling, the ...