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 completely remove my Emacs?

I downloaded Emacs source files, and installed it using make. After installing Emacs successfully, I manually removed the downloaded source files to save disk space. Now I want to remove Emacs and I ...
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can windows update uninstall ms office?or MBAM?

I recently ran the Malwarebytes free download, followed by a Windows Update and a reboot. The PC works fine, except MS Office has been completely removed! (It was a legitimate version which I ...
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Is there a standard procedure to strip down Windows 8 to a reasonable minimum HDD footprint?

My brand-new Windows 8 Pro computer uses 32 GB of space on my precious SSD (on the main partition, not even counting the extra partitions taking 28GB). There's little obvious bloat, only a small ...
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Files left after uninstallation of MS SQL Server

I just uninstalled MS SQL Server 2008 from my machine (using the "Uninstall or change a program" feature in Windows Control Panel). Now I notice that there's still a lot of files left. Around 1 GB ...
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Completely uninstalling ffmpeg

I need help uninstall ffmpeg. The problem is, I can't remember what method I used to install it. But I've already done uninstalling through apt using sudo apt-get remove ffmpeg libav. Thing is, even ...
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Cannot install XAMPP as something already exists

I was trying to install XAMPP on a friend’s Windows 7 laptop. First, it gave me the error message that it could not install to C:\xampp as the folder was not empty. I had a look at the folder ...
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How do I completely remove a multiuser Eclipse installation from a Windows 7 PC?

I have a corrupted multiuser installation of Eclipse Standard 4.3.1 (Kepler) on my Windows 7 PC. I want to completely remove it so that I can do a fresh installation. I am looking for a solution ...
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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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Super user on Windows [closed]

I remember someone showing me a software on windows. It had super user privileges and could manage (almost) everything like uninstalling programs not shown in Programs and Features. Does anyone have a ...
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How to fix Internet Explorer 10 after iMacros plugin installation?

I wanted to install iMacros on my ie 10 (win 8). After unsuccessful trial, as i launch the browser a popup appears with the message: "The IE program does not work. A problem arose that led to closing ...
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What is the rationale behind using a third party uninstaller, when uninstalling applications on a Windows PC?

Whenever I uninstall an application or program from my Windows 7 PC, I always go to the Control Panel and use the inbuilt utility within Windows to accomplish this, and then reboot the PC. Is there ...
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Windows updates uninstalled MS Office

recently, I installed MS Office 2013, which seemed to be corrupt. However, I decided to uninstall it and thought there wouldn't be any problems. But as I checked the updates, WIN lists up over 30 ...
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If I uninstall an application from one administrator account in Windows 7, does it delete it for everybody?

On one of the laptops I use, there are two administrator accounts. I created one for myself and one for a friend of mine. If I were to uninstall a program, would that also uninstall the program on my ...
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Remove installation details entirely

I heard that dell is voiding warranty for VLC installed laptops. They are saying like they have experts to check whether the user had installed VLC player or not. But my question is, even after ...
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wants to remove cdh4(hadoop) from ubuntu 12.04

i have installed cdh3 pseudo mode in my ubuntu 12.04(precise) system using the following web reference cdh3-install-ubuntu12.04 now i tried to install cdh4 to replace cdh3 but,unfortunately found ...
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Cleaning up “Program Data” folder

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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Windows 7: how to find which program this window belongs to so I can disable/uninstall it?

After installing the drivers for Windows the following program is always open: I can't right-click it, when I hover over it it says nothing, and it's always on top of other windows. When minimized ...
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Windows 7 Search necessary?

The first thing I do when installing Windows 7 is go to services.msc and disable all Windows search related services. The first time I installed Windows 7, I also went to remove it from Add / Remove ...
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How do I uninstall Juniper Network

I made a mistake and Installed Juniper networks, I've been trying to uninstall, but it always throws a warning that the network connections is in use. I do not use Juniper network to connect, that is ...
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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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Maple 16 Uninstalling Error

Every time I click on the uninstall button, even if I've just rebooted my notebook, I get the following error ... Maple 16 currently in use The uninstaller has detected Maple 16 processes still ...
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Uninstall Bugzilla in Linux, and re install it with previous mysql database

I installed Bugzilla on a Centos 5 system with perl version 5.8.8, by download Bugzilla tar ball, execute the perl scripts came with it, create database and went through other steps. Questions: Is ...
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Pending Documents on a non existant printer

I had a Lexmark installed on my computer and when I unplugged it and got rid of it, it must have had pending documents so now that I'm trying to uninstall it from my computer it won't let me. It says ...
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.NET Framework 4 Extended?

To avoid XY, I will preface with the following: I am trying to uninstall an unneeded installation of MS SQL Server 2008 R2 on a production server. The server is also running SQL Server 2008 Express, ...
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After uninstalling Media Player Classic some shortcuts are left behind

I uninstalled Media Player Classic but some short cuts are left behind that don't work anymore. For example the "Play Video" option when the external hard drive is shown is now invalid. How can I ...
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Remove one OS X installation from OS X dual boot

I have a mid-2012 Macbook Air 11" with a 128GB SSD. On it have two installs of OS X. One of Mountain Lion (10.8) and one of Mavericks (10.9). I want to remove the Mountain Lion install so I can use ...
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No Internet After Uninstalling Avira Internet Security

I am having an issue with one of client machine where after uninstalling Avira Internet Security I lost my internet connection. A weird thing is that, I can still open one website, but not the rest. ...
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How to fix broken Windows update as files in Windows/Installer are removed?

I made a mistake that removed files in C:\Windows\Installer and maybe some other hidden folders, in order to save disk space in C drive. But this action screwed Windows update, now the .net framework ...
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Deleting complete Ubuntu partition by Windows 7 disk [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 12.4 version on my Dell desktop and I want to delete Ubuntu completely and install a fresh version of Windows 7. I have tried googling but didn't find the proper information.
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Grub boot loader uninstallation

The laptop I use is Acer 5733. I've partitioned my HDD as AHCI and IDE modes and installed Red Hat server in AHCI and Windows 7 in IDE. Now I want to remove Red Hat, how do I do this? Thank you in ...
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How are python applications uninstalled in linux?

I've been wanting to ask this for forever. What is the common way that python programs or applications uninstalled? Authors do not seem to include a way to uninstall their package. This is not about ...
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Can I downgrade from the Windows 8.1 preview to Windows 8 if I have an OEM CD?

The internet is full of vague information about how you can downgrade the Windows 8.1 preview to Windows 8, and I kind of want to try it, but only if it's not going to be too inconvenient to uninstall ...
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Erase all traces of Windows 8

Just bought a new HP pavilion desktop with Windows 8. I wish to totally remove Windows 8 and all data on the hard drive, remove any windows partitions, delete all data, and then install a fresh ...
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What does the term 'overinstallation' mean?

I came across this term here: "11882875 -- Essbase Server does not start after an overinstallation." I know that a clean install is a software installation in which any previous version is ...
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Remove make from cygwin

I need to work on GNU make 3.80, but cygwin has make 3.81 installed. How can I remove make 3.81 and install 3.80? I've tried running setup.exe for cygwin and installing make 3.80, it runs fine but ...
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Is it in any way possible to uninstall PowerShell from Vista?

Is it in any way possible to uninstall PowerShell from Windows Vista? There is no Uninstall option under Start/All Programs. It's start menu group is actually located under Accessories which is hard ...
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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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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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How do I uninstall Internet Explorer 9 so I can install Internet Explorer 6?

I've tried uninstalling Internet Explorer 9 in Windows 7 from Control Panel, it always produces an error and fails. From Command Prompt, it didn't do anything. The file can not be deleted. I can move ...
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How do I uninstall MongoDB on MacOSX?

My installation is not from MacPorts or Homebrew. I did it from the 10gen build as specified in http://docs.mongodb.org/manual/tutorial/install-mongodb-on-os-x/
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How do I remove built-in applications from win8 [duplicate]

I purchased a new laptop that (unfortunately) comes with Win8. I would like to learn whether and how I can remove some of the pre-installed (built-in) applications that Win8 comes with. To be more ...
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Uninstalling Linux Partitions

My system has the option to boot up into three different OS's. Windows 8 Linux PearOS 7 Linux Backtrack R5 The Windows 8 is installed on my C: drive and I'm perfectly content with that. Linux ...
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How to remove Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit?

Somehow I have Windows® Assessment and Deployment Kit installed on my Windows 7 box, but no way to remove it from Control Panel --> Programs and Features. Microsoft suggests using adksetup.exe, but I ...
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Specified module could not be found (uninstall) (2)

I have a program I need to uninstall. Every time I try to do it from the control panel, it says the following: RunDLL There was a problem starting C:\Program The specified module could not be ...
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How do I really uninstall Chrome Frame?

Just as described here and other places, I can't uninstall the Google Chrome Frame add-on for IE. I don't want to just break it by getting rid of appropriate Registry entries, but rather want to ...
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How do I uninstall Total Copy?

I installed Total Copy on a machine a while back http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/Total-Copy.shtml I want to get rid of it. When I right click dragging a folder into another ...
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Roozz player: How to get rid of?

I keep getting this popup every now and then on my Windows 7 laptop: I found this Roozz player in "Add/Remove programs" and uninstalled it, but the popup still appears. I do not remember installing ...
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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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Is it safe to uninstall qemu and libvirt?

Fedora installs both by default. I didn't found what are them exactly for, but yum autoremove selects them for autoremoval. Is it safe, for a normal user (I mostly use this machine for documents and ...
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Visual Studio 2012 Acting Weird

I fixed the issued by reinstalling Windows. A fresh install was not needed. But I had to use the "Keep personal files only" option. The "Keep Windows settings, personal files, and apps" option did not ...