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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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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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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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 ...
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How can I fully uninstall the Sogou Chinese IME from Windows?

Sogou is a Chinese Input Method Editor that's very popular in Mainland China. There's a Wikipedia page about it. And here's its official homepage (Chinese only). I was persuaded to install it by ...
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Could not uninstall Net framework 4.5.1

When I tried to uninstall framework 4.5.1, I got this problem as shown by this picture I had tried Net CleanUp, but the problem still remains. In my computer, I already installed framework 4 and ...
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Finding the cause of “Please wait until the current program is finished uninstalling or being changed”

When I try to uninstall a program from Windows 7 through the Control Panel (Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features, and not a third-party software like Revo Uninstaller) I see ...
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Issue Uninstall Xcode 3.2.6 Snow Leopard

Xcode 3.2.6 is here -> /Applications/Developer/Applications/Xcode uninstall --> $ sudo Applications/Developer/Library/uninstall-devtools --mode=all Problem--> sudo: ...
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Can't uninstall Visual Studio Express 2013 for Web

I have Visual Studio Express 2013 for Web on my laptop but I want to install the full version of Visual Studio Express 2013 (for both Web and Windows Desktop). Link to Visual Studio Express (full) ...
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How to uninstall Windows versions of Linux Mint, after I refreshed my Windows 8 system?

You see, I refreshed my Windows 8 system, and now I've lost the Linux Mint uninstall option, though it's kept Linux Mint's files. So how can I uninstall Linux Mint? I can't even find the original ...
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How can I uninstall a software named Rolimno [duplicate]

I recently noticed that there is an software in my computer which I think I have never installed it. It display advertisements. I tried to uninstall it but when I start uninstalling it, it takes very ...
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Can't uninstall (or update) Internet Explorer 11 Preview Version to Release Version

OS: Windows 7 32 bit I don't need to uninstall it completely (and I know it's not possible), I just need to do it, in order to update it to the Release version. Because now, every time I shutdown my ...
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How to uninstall software which install through config, make, make install on Mac

I want to uninstall mutt which I installed in the following way. $ cd mutt-1.5.21 $ patch -p1 < ../patch-1.5.21.sidebar.txt $ ./configure $ make $ make install
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How to Eradicate and uninstall a software completely and delete its history?

I installed a kind of ebook reader to read specific books which I download from a website with specific file format ! it isn't so important ! but the important part is this : I must enter a username ...
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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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Why is not feasible to uninstall an operating system the same way it is installed?

I, as someone that work with IT stuff, am asked every other time to re-install OS's, install OS's and replace OS's. But, why I can't uninstall an operating system within itself? Why they don't include ...
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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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Windows 7 Can't uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials

to describe the problem as simple as possible, the company edition of Microsoft's Security Essentials called "System Center Endpoint Protection" is installed on my private computer and despite me ...
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I don't know how I installed node.js - how do I uninstall it?

I want to downgrade my version of node. However, I don't remember how I installed it. Apparently I didn't use Homebrew (an OS X package manager). In any case, how do I completely uninstall given ...
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Can't uninstall Visual Studio 2013 RC

I'm trying to uninstall Visual Studio 2013 RC on Windows 7 using Programs and Features, but it just gets as far as the splash screen before crashing. The specific error is "Setup has detected an issue ...
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apt-get Update still tries to download from tor project after uninstalling tor

I installed Tor using the directions here and now I want to uninstall it: https://www.torproject.org/docs/debian I wanted to uninstall tor and remove all configuration files so I ran the following ...
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Clean Python Uninstallation from Windows 7

On my Windows 7 (64bit) machine, there are 3 Python installations that I want to completely purge from my system (so I can begin from scratch). The environments/setups have been split between Admin ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...