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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Removing software status from SSCM

I have this scenario on my office Windows 7 64-bit computer. In May I was assigned a software package via SCCM and it has the status "Installed" in SCCM. This software was updated manually and then ...
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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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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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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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Deleted deep freeze installation folder

Faronics Deep Freeze was installed in my computer, I wanted to get rid of it so I thawed the pc for some reboots, 5 or 6 i don't remember, then rebooted and BIG MISTAKE: I deleted the installation ...
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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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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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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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How to uninstall Windows Mail?

How do I uninstall "Windows Mail" (not Windows Live Mail). When I want to use IMAP (or POP), I normally use Windows Live Mail. I have no need for Windows Mail. (Windows Mail, in its old incarnation, ...
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How do I uninstall Windows 8 Consumer Preview?

Say, for instance, I don't like this Windows 8 consumer preview and that I downloaded, agreed to terms and installed it on my machine. How do I get rid of it? I want to go back to what I had before ...
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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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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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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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Uninstall gcc from source

For fun, I compiled and installed gcc 4.7.2 in ~/build, which contains bin, doc, lib, include, man, share, et al. directories, all of which are added to the appropriate environment variables. Now I ...
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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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Uninstall Bittorrent Sync

How do you properly uninstall Bittorrent Sync on Mac OSX? I can't find anything in the official FAQ or the User Guide BitTorrent Sync User Guide BitTorrent Sync FAQ
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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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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 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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Automate junk software removal

I have a pc that I use for testing things that I frequently wipe and re-install using the restore cd that came with it. Unfortunately, the install cd puts a lot of junk on the machine. Sometimes I ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Norton Enterprise Won't Uninstall?

I'm trying to uninstall Norton Enterprise on Windows 7. I ran the Norton uninstaller (the full uninstall), but it's interfering with my Kaspersky 6.0 installation. I've rebooted, but it's still listed ...
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How to uninstall/remove Package Control from Sublime Text 3?

Searching for uninstall package control on Google, only results showing how to install packages with Package Control, or remove them, but not removing Package Control itself. How can I remove Package ...
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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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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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Uninstalling Visual Studio 2010 components

I installed the Professional edition of Visual Studio, asking for just the C# package. The program ended up installing all of the following: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Data-Tier Application ...
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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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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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Removing FLEXnet Connect Update Manager

Do you know how can I remove this unwanted software? Status line says copyright Acresso Software and or InstallShield. From the folder in ProgramData I understand it is version 11.
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Cleaning up “Program Data” folder after Program Uninstallation

I have been uninstalling all of the software that I do not use to free up some space. Now that I'm done running all of the installers is there any easy way to clean up the program data folder without ...
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How to uninstall Hotspot Shield's VPN adapter driver?

After installing Hotspot with Revo Uninstaller then uninstalling it completely from my system, I'm still left with Hotspot's VPN adapter driver. This bothers me a great deal. Unfortunately I did ...
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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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How do I remove Need For Speed World?

I tried Need For Speed World to see if it was a fun game, but it wasn't. So I want to remove it, but there is no built in uninstaller and I can't find it in the list of removable software. I'm a ...
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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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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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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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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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I can't uninstall the Ask Toolbar updater despite having admin access?

I'm going through my installed programs clearing out stuff I don't use and came across an "Ask Toolbar Updater". Now I don't recalling ever installing the Ask Toolbar so I want to get rid of this. ...
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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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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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Removing a font from Windows

I've downloaded a font named Helvetica, thinking I was really downloading the real Helvetica. It happens that the font has that same name and when I visit a website that is using Helvetica the browser ...