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 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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Is it possible to uninstall or disable iTunes in OS X?

iTunes is always popping up on my HTPC Mac Mini and I don't use it. It is running Snow Leopard if that makes any difference to the solution
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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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Specified module could not be found (uninstall)

I'm using windows 7 x64 edition and sometimes when I install old programs (with x86 codebase), it give me this error when trying to uninstall it using programs and features: RunDLL There was a ...
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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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Cannot install visual studio, “Repair” or “Uninstall”

This is the second time downloading Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows Desktop. 2012 delivers the EXACT same issue. I am using Windows 8.1 and before downloading I installed all updates ...
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Having both Visual Studio Professional and Ultimate Installed can I remove only the professional?

I want to free a Visual Studio 2010 Professional license, so my company can use it on another computer, by removing it from "Add/Remove Programs". But I fear it can damage my Ultimate installation. ...
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How to completely uninstall app on Bluestack [closed]

I have Bluestacks ver 0.9.1.4057 I installed an app on it and it worked perfectly. Then I unistalled it and also wiped data using Titanium Backup. But when I reinstall the app it resumes from where ...
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How do I remove an old version of WinPcap?

When installing WinPcap 4.1.2 on Windows 7 I receive the following message "A previous version of WinPcap has been detected on this system and cannot be removed because in use by another ...
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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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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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Find what programs were uninstalled from Win Vista

I've got a Vista machine, and I just uninstalled a bunch of programs that someone had installed and wasn't supposed to. My supervisor now wants me to send a list of these programs to the people who ...
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How to uninstall/turn off Microsoft Groove 2007

I'm a college student and purchased the Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 CD for $60. All I really wanted was Word/Powerpoint/Excel/Outlook, but it installs about a half dozen other office products in ...
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How to uninstall AMD Display Driver from other install of Windows

So my Windows 7 had a BSOD from an Ati driver file then restarting only gives me some wierd coloured lines at the top of the screen. Starting in safe mode causes the boot up to freeze at AtiPcie.sys ...
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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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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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Can I uninstall a device driver through an INF section?

At MSDN it is stated that there are two techniques to install INF files on Windows XP or later: Programmatically through SetupCopyOEMInf function. Add an entry called CopyInf on an INF section. ...
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How to remove SelectionLinks extension from Chrome on Windows?

It's not possible to remove it using the standard extension disablement/removal features in Chrome - the checkbox is disabled. I also found that the extension gets installed under ...
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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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“Please wait until the current program is finished uninstalling or being changed” -> How do I know which one?

When I see the "Please wait until the current program is finished uninstalling or being changed" error on Windows 7 as I try to uninstall a program through the Windows control panel (Control Panel\All ...
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Why do Windows Installers (.msi files) take so much longer to uninstall than other installers?

Since the Windows XP days, Windows Installers (.msi files), including InstallShield installers (which is just a bootstrap for MSI) has taken around five times longer to uninstall an application than ...
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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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Cannot uninstall netbeans 7.3? On windows 8?

I have netbeans 7.3 installed on my laptop, and it is really bugging me because I cannot uninstall it! If I try to remove it from windows 8 add/remove programs, I get the error; The specified target ...
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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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Unable to remove intel small business advantage

When I try to remove intel small business advantage from my computer, it asks for a password. My windows password and Live account password is invalid, so what is that password? This is new Windows 8 ...
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Changing default Java Runtime Environment from 1.8 to 1.7

I'm currently trying to change the default JRE on my computer from 8 to 7. I was attempting to fix a glitch involving the game Minecraft by updating to the JRE8 beta build, but it seems like that ...
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How do I remove Java in Debian?

java -version java version "1.6.0_18" OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea6 1.8.13) (6b18-1.8.13-0+squeeze2) OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 14.0-b16, mixed mode) There doesn't seem to be an easy ...
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How can I remove Postgres completely from my Mac?

I have been experiencing spooky behavior with Postgres after using the Mac installer for Postgres. There seems to be an existing half-baked Postgres installation that was already there and remains ...
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Uninstalled Program Icon Stuck on Launchpad in Mac OS X Lion

I am currently running OS X 10.7.2 on a MacBook Air. As a quick note, while this program was installed through Steam, I don't think it's a Steam issue. Background: Through Steam, I recently ...
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What's the best way to completely remove everything from a computer, without re-installing?

I have a friend who wants to sell their computer, but obviously all personal information and software that it is on it needs to be removed before doing so. Usually I would format and reinstall it, ...
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Can't remove Internet Explorer Add-On

I'm using IE8 on Windows 7. I'm trying to delete an add-on from my "Manage Add-ons" panel. But when I double click the add-on I'd like to delete, the "Remove" button is grayed out. Only the disable ...
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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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Where are product uninstall keys located in the Registry under Windows 7 x64?

I need to look up the install location of a product in the registry, based on the GUID product code. Under Win XP the keys of products installed were located at ...
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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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How to completely remove Synergy v1.3.1 from Mac OS X 10.8?

Once upon a time, I installed Synergy. I never use it, so now I want to remove it. Synergy doesn't install as a "normal" Mac app (or at least it did't before), so you can't simply "drag it to the ...
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How to delete HDF5 completely?

I want to run a Python script that uses the module netCDF4. Therefore I followed the instructions here: http://netcdf4-python.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/docs/netCDF4-module.html For what reason ever, ...
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How do I completely remove Oracle 11g?

How do I completely remove the Oracle 11g client from my computer? I am running Windows 7, 64-bit. I have tried running deinstall.bat, but this doesn't work.
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Cannot uninstall device

Using Win 7 x64 and I have a device in my device manager that is not being used. Actually the "hardware" is not there, so its nonsense to have it in the device manager. I can disable it, but not ...
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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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How can I stop Skype updating itself automatically?

I don't want Skype to update itself whenever it wants. I did some research and found that some people went back to SkypeSetupFull 4.2.0.187 and reported that this version doesn't update itself. I ...
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How to uninstall an old Windows installation from 2nd drive that appears in boot menu?

I have recently installed Windows 7 on my new Vertex 3 240 GB SSD. However, my old Windows installation is haunting me as I am unable to delete the files, and it appears in boot menu. Now, I am not a ...
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How to completely uninstall/remove cygwin from Windows 7

How can I completely uninstall/remove cygwin? I don't think it is as simple as deleting C:\cygwin. Maybe alter registry?
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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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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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Cannot install 64 bit Microsoft Visio 2013 after uninstalling Office 2010 32 bit

I have Windows 7 64 bit. Few days ago, I installed 32 bit Microsoft Office and Microsoft Visio 2010. Later, I wanted now to try Microsoft Visio 2013 64 bit. Hence with Revo Uninstaller Pro and ...
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How to uninstall a program whose content already deleted?

There is this program I inadvertently deleted it's folder in the C/program folder. then i go into the Windows Uninstaller program, it isn't listed there anymore. I tried to do the executable for that ...