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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 determine what program installed Syncrosoft License Manager?

I have the Syncrosoft License Manager installed, and as far as I can tell, this is a dongle-based licensing scheme. I do not have any software that requires a dongle, nor do I have a key dongle. I ...
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Files in 'C:/Users/Tomin Jacob' gone missing after uninstalling an application

Some minutes before I uninstalled Wise Folder from my Windows 8 system using IOBit Uninstaller. Am the admin of my system. The uninstallation took more time than usual, but I waited it to complete. ...
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Installed Office 365 Home Premium, got Office Professional Plus 2013

There was MS Office professional plus 2013 installed on Windows 7. I uninstalled it. Then I bought MS Office 365 Home Premium and installed it. But when I run it, product activation window appears ...
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How to revoke installation rights on an account on Windows 8.1?

A laptop has Windows 8.1 installed, with all the available updates. This laptop has two accounts: A and B. A (my account) has administrator rights. Is it possible to give B the same administrator ...
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An uninstaller will only work with a reboot. Can I override this so that I don't have to reboot?

I've inadvertently installed some crap on my computer: "YouatubeAdBlocke" [sic] and "NextCoup". When I try to uninstall them, I'm presented with possibly the most annoying possible message saying: ...
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Uninstall on android wear [migrated]

I have an android wear device and I'd like to uninstall apps with sideload. I already have: 1 adb forward tcp: 4444 local abstract: / adb hub 2 adb connect localhost: 4444 3 adb devices 4 adb-s ...
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Using programs from my Windows 7 installation on the Windows 10 Technical preview

I had a spare SSD laying around so I put it in my computer and installed the Technical Preview onto it. It is not running in a virtual machine, so I realized I am actually able to open programs and ...
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Error when trying to remove a program

Can not find script file "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\OFFICEICON.vbs". This error shows when uninstalling any program. I've been unable to locate a resolution for it. I tried to use: ...
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Error while deleting internet explorer

My Internet Explorer is not visible in the uninstall programs list but and when I try to remove the folder from c drive it shows the error You require permission from TrustedInstaller to make ...
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Is is safe to uninstall Chocolatey?

Is it safe to uninstall Chocolatey after I have installed applications with it? I want to set up software for new PCs using Chocolatey, but want to remove the C:\Chocolatey folder. As far as I ...
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How to uninstall VirtualRouter

I have a problem uninstalling some software named VirtualRouter. I have tried to uninstall it through control panel. But it resulted in the following error. It always loads at the start up of the ...
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Dropbox Uninstalled Itself Again

This is a second time within 6 months this happens. I was doing my work when navigated to Dropbox folder on PC and noticed empty icons in place of files. There were file names with extension visible ...
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How to manually uninstall TortoiseHg?

I want to uninstall tortoisehg 3.1.1 from a Windows 7 machine (64 bit), but the setup program fails with the error "unable to write to Config.Msi", similar to one of the error messages from this ...
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How to prevent internet explorer of being reinstalled? How to delete IE completely?

I have Windows 7. I tried to remove IE completely. However, windows itself always allows it to be reinstalled again: By going to the option "Set Program Defaults" one can always install IE again: ...
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How do I uninstall Apache on Windows 8, when there is no uninstaller?

I have Apache 2.4 and PHP installed, and I want to remove them in order to install WAMP. I can't find the Apache or PHP uninstallers, not inside any of the folders, and it's not even in "add/remove ...
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Fix Duplicate Entries In The Add/Delete Programs List?

I made a new administrator account on Windows 8.1. I took all the files and icons on my desktop, and put them onto a usb stick. Then I deleted the old administrator account so that now I just have one ...
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Uninstalled programs history on Windows 8 [duplicate]

So I recently deleted a couple of programs which I believe that is causing some trouble to download some Microsoft programs. So I was wondering, is there any way to see a list of programs I ...
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VirtualBox and Vagrant uninstall succeed, PID still exist

I've recently tried to uninstall the Vagrant and VirtualBox softwares, and everything seemed to be fine. I ran the uninstall.tool from my shell to uninstall Vagrant and moved the VirtualBox.app from ...
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Why can't I uninstall Photoshop CC without also uninstalling Photoshop CC 2014?

I have both Photoshop CC and Photoshop CC 2014 installed on my computer. I'd like to uninstall Photoshop CC, but running the uninstall itself brings up both CC and CC 2014, with Photoshop CC greyed ...
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Uninstalling programs MSIEXEC always takes the same time to run

I've created a script that removes all of the SQL bits and pieces left over when you do an appwiz.cpl removal of SQL. Initially some components failed because of 'there is another installation in ...
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Uninstall ARR components installed manually

I installed ARR (Application Request Routing) manually on my 2012R2 server. Now I want to remove its components : URL Rewrite Module Microsoft Application request routing 3.0 Microsoft External ...
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OSX Yosemite cannot delete item from Launchpad and item stuck installing multiple times

I've recently upgraded to the developer version of OSX Yosemite, and have upgraded two applications I use. The first is Memory Clean, and the second is Battery Health. Both of these are by "FIPLAB". ...
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Error when trying to uninstall BurnAware from the Control Panel

I want to uninstall BurnAware so I go to the Control Panel -> Programs and Features and double-click on the entry for BurnAware but I get the following error: How can I uninstall it?
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Completely remove everything of Microsoft Office to reinstall it from crash [duplicate]

I want to have complete Microsoft Office suite be removed as nothing related to Office exists on my computer. I tried to uninstall from Control Panel but it seems the underground data still remained ...
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When I am prompted to restart after uninstalling software, is a shutdown okay too?

When I'm uninstalling an application it says that I should either restart the computer now, or manually restart later. Will it make any difference if I shut down the computer instead? What's the ...
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How can I completely remove rEFInd from my Mac?

I installed rEFInd to have Ubuntu on an external drive, but no luck. Now I have decided to completely remove rEFInd from my Macbook Pro. I removed the folder /efi/, but the boot manager keeps ...
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If I remove the installation files for a make program in Linux, how do I remove those programs I built from source?

In Ubuntu I installed Node and accidentally removed the folder where I built the program. Now I have node installed, but I have no way of uninstalling it. I looked around online but couldn't find ...
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Removing or Uninstalling Ruby, Rails, and/or Gems from Mac OS X 10.9.4

I had some health issues and was away from my iMac for about 6-8 months. I’m not exactly sure which version of OS X was running when I stopped using it, but I had just installed Rails and was about ...
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Uninstalling Windows 7 from multi boot system with ubuntu

My laptop has Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed. I want to remove Windows 7 completely to use only Ubuntu. How can I uninstall Windows 7?
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Understanding a HDD data storage and uninstalling windows

Before I go into my exact query here is a small prologue saying what I basically understand about any HDD. May be some 6 years ago, many as a million notebook computers, mine was also manufactured ...
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How to uninstall software by the Linux shell?

I am yet not a "Linux Guy" and I have the following problem I installed some software from the source (compiling it), now I have to uninstall it. What have I to do in the command line to uninstall ...
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How to close a process that just doesn't shut down?

I am trying to uninstall qbittorrent but it just doesn't shut down. I tried killing the process both in Win 7 and using Process XP but it's still lingering. Any ideas on how to kill processes like ...
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Does Uninstalling a secondary HDD (Device Manager) stops it from spinning?

I have 2 HDDs and the secondary one is 3 years old, so I don't want it to keep spinning all the time (to maximize its life). I tried setting power options to turn it off after 1 minute but sometimes a ...
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Uninstall Linux Mint without deleting partition?

I've got a dual-boot system using Windows 7 and Linux Mint 13. When I first installed Mint using the regular Mint installer, the installer did not give me the option of partitioning my drive, ...
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Chocolatey install of Cygwin keeps looping through sites?

So I have been trying to install Cygwin via chocolatey here, using: cinst Cygwin However, I get this screen which just goes through different sites, and keeps 'failing'. Now I am concerned... ...
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Uninstalled microsoft office professional 2013 but why is it still listed in my control panel?

I followed the instructions using microsoft fix it 2010 and it said that it was successfully uninstalled and I even followed the instructions from step 2 as well. But when I restarted my laptop for ...
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How to uninstall ASUS ATK package?

I ran "Decrap My PC" on a new laptop. After restarting, I got the warning 4PG This program can only be executed on the Asus computer. I googled this and the only suggestion I found was reinstalling ...
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Cannot install ClickMaster

I wanted to install ClickMaster on Windows 8.1 after the trial versions time ran out. The problem was, that i could not uninstall the trial through windows, so i just deleted the program folder. After ...
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Can't remove iis from Windows Server 2012 R2

I'm trying to uninstall IIS from Windows Server R2. I tried Service Manager -> Remove Roles and Features, uninstalling ran, the restart computer, but it's still there. I tried also to do it by ...
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Force Uninstall Symantec Endpoint Protection 11?

Symantec Endpoint Protection 11 blue-screen-of-deathed my computer. I was unable remove S.E.P. (Symantec Endpoint Protection) while booted in safe mode so I simply disabled all related services, and ...
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Office 2013 uninstall hanging

I tried Office 2013, but now wish to uninstall it. I tried to uninstall it but it always hangs at step 2 out of 4. It uses no CPU and no disk activity. So basically it's just idle. Does anyone have ...
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Windows 8.1 comes with SQL Server and Visual C++?

My friend got a new Windows 8.1 laptop. I am helping her cleanup things that came "free" from HP (games, etc). In the list of programs installed, I see "Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition" and ...
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Uninstall Homebrew completely, which isn't located at the standard /usr/local location

When I installed rvm a while back, it installed Homebrew, without asking. It was not installed in the standard /usr/local location but to the user home directory ~. This hadn't been a problem (aside ...
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Remove iLike notification from Mac

I downloaded a free tiral of iLike on my Mac. I decided I didn't need it and so I deleted it (dragged it to the trash). However I am periodically getting notifications from the application as if it ...
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Why can't you uninstall multiple programs at once in Windows?

Why won't Windows allow you to uninstall or remove multiple programs at once? What is the reasoning behind this? Will it mess up an internal system? I am not looking for how to uninstall multiple ...
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How do I uninstall/reinstall RealDownloader when it doesn't show up in Control Panel?

On my Windows 7 computer, RealDownloader stopped working. I'm trying to uninstall/reinstall it, but it doesn't show up under Programs and Features, nor can I find it in C:\Program Files (x86)\. I also ...
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MS Office 2013 Can not install again

I'm having issues installing Office 2013. When I try to install it, I get the error message ...setup.exe has stopped working This I is how my trouble started: In order to install Office ...
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Is there a convention to call the uninstaller program unins000.exe (on windows)?

I wonder why a lot of programs use the same name for their uninstaller, namely unins000.exe . Moreover, I can understand the unins part, that is like the setup name for installers, it is just English ...
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Ensuring a complete uninstallation of PostgreSQL after a botched instal Windows)l

I recently attempted to install PostgreSQL on a Windows XP SP3 machine using the EnterpriseDB installer. The installation was not successful, probably because I did not remember to turn off my ...
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Remove Ubuntu completely from my computer and install windows

I installed Ubuntu in my machine after formatting my computer. It is now difficult to remove and restore my Windows. The problem is that I can't boot from my Windows CD. I select the option to burn ...