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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Completely remove Windows Defender from my laptop? [duplicate]

Unfortunately, it seems as if Windows Defender is causing severe problems with my Windows 7 x64 laptop. I would like to uninstall it completely - not just disable it, but get rid of it from my system. ...
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Why can't I uninstall pacman package with -Rs settings?

I've been trying several desktop environments and window managers, and I think for now I'm gonna stick with E17. However, I can't seem to uninstall Xfce 4 which I installed earlier when ...
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CutePDF Writer: Problems with silent uninstall

The Problem: I am trying to perform an unattended, silent uninstall of the CutePDF Writer 3.0, via command line. Every available source I have found points me to these two commands: [32bit] ...
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“Setup cannot uninstall windows XP”

Got a call from my dad that his computer is trying to uninstall XP. Established RDC and this is what is appearing when the system boots to desktop: The full text is "Setup cannot uninstall ...
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Hard disk space not getting free

I had installed a few programs like UDK and Microsoft Visual Studio. Both acquired at least 20GB of space. After uninstalling these programs, the free space of Harddisk hasn't increased. What is going ...
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Reinstalling Ubuntu via Wubi, ubuntu/disks for backup?

I am about to do a full re-install of Ubuntu via Wubi and want to ensure nothing is lost when I uninstall. I've read that by downloading the entire C:/ubuntu/disks folder on Windows is the proper way ...
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I can't uninstall Windows 7 from a laptop. Can I reuse the COA?

My laptop has a really small harddrive. It says that I can't uninstall Windows 7 because there isn't enough space. Can I reuse the Windows 7 key on my new laptop?
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Want to uninstall Windows 8 and install Windows 7 Ultimate on a new Toshiba laptop. How? [duplicate]

I just purchased a Toshiba Laptop S855-068; I7-3630QM system with Windows 8. I would like to uninstall Windows 8 and install my licensed copy of Windows 7 Ultimate. I am going to be running CATIA ...
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How can I uninstall Call Recorder for Skype if I don't know the location of the uninstaller?

Someone has already asked this: How can I uninstall call recorder for Skype? and the answer is to use the disk image uninstaller. The same (terse) advice is given in the official Call Recorder FAQ. ...
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How to get programs to show their size in the control panel?

In Windows' Control Panel when I go to uninstall a program many do not show their size. Why does this happen and how can I change it? Even Microsoft Office doesn't show it's size which surprises me ...
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Windows 8 apps, after uninstalling whole app folder and data still resides?

I have just completed a fresh install of my new laptop with windows 8 as it came with a load of pre-installed rubbish. After deleting the apps that are pre-installed on any windows 8 install, I ...
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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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Can I unintall Bing Completely from WIN 8 [duplicate]

WIN I is a pain, but BING is a bigger pain, and I would love to remove the annoyance as it serves no purpose for me, but possibly MS. If I uninstall it completely will it cause any secret problems ...
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How to uninstall manual-installed svn?

Becaues of a weird bug, now I need to uninstall subversion which I previously compiled and re-install it from distribution in the hope to fix the bug. Below are the types(keywords in file or folder ...
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Add/Remove programs: what happens when an app installs incorrectly?

I'm a developer, and the installshields I create deploy 'debugsupport.msi', which is the visual studio 2010 debug support executable. However, when I attempt to run it, it says it's already installed ...
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Identifying installation folders of installed applications in Windows [duplicate]

Is there a good way/application to get a good overview of which folders on a computer contains installed applications? The scenario could be something like this On a computer a bunch of ...
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How to uninstall several applications using rpm -e?

I'm a linux newbie using feodra 17. I know I can uninstall something related to 'abcdef' like this: rpm -qa | grep 'abcdef' ...(lots of stuff relevant to 'abcdef') rpm -e (names listed ...
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How do I uninstall Internet Explorer from windows?

Seems simple, right? Well it's not listed as a program, and no updates. So uninstalling from control panel is out of the question. And deleting them manually give a "You need to be TrustedInstaller" ...
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Problems Uninstalling IE10

Help! IE10 was causing problems for me, so I decided to move back to IE9. This is a Windows 7 machine. Using the Control Panel / Add Remove Windows Components, I unchecked Internet Explorer 10, ...
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How to remove pre-installed Flash Player in Windows 8?

Windows 8 comes with Flash Player pre-installed. How do I remove it? It does not appear in "Programs and Features".
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Error uninstalling IObit Toolbar

I am getting the following errors and prompts when I attempt to uninstall IObit Toolbar from within Programs and Features. Any suggestions?
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Downloading Windows OS on usb pen drive to reinstall on Lenovo ideapad 32bit

I have the necessary software (iolo system mechanic pro)needed to wipe out my hard drive on my lenovo ideapad 32bit. I don't know much about this stuff but follow directions well. There is no cd ...
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Uninstalling default Mac OS X apps, like iCal, iChat

I just want to uninstall some Mac default applications, for example, iCal, FaceTime, iChat and so on. That's because I do want to recover my free disk space from those things I will never use. Is ...
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Uninstall Huawei Software on Mac

I am running MacOS Mountain Lion. I have borrowed a Huawei Mobile Broadband USB modem (model E182E) from a friend to check out how well wireless internet would work. I was not able to get it to work, ...
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Completely remove office 2013 preview

I tried out office 2013 thinking it might be better than openoffice.org, but I was really dissapointed. In my past experiences it is nearly impossible to completely remove office without screwing up ...
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Error while trying to uninstall Adobe Photoshop CS6

I am trying to uninstall Adobe Photoshop CS6 on my laptop (Windows 7 home premium) but it comes up with an error saying: "DW039: Failed to load deployment file". I have CS6 cd and tried to install it ...
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Access Denied on VS2012 Ultimate Uninstall

I am trying to uninstall VS2012 from my Windows 7 but it is giving me "Access Denied". I have no antivirus installed on my machine plus Windows firewall is also off. Can you help me fixing this ...
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Can't uninstall/reinstall .NET Framework 3.5 with DISM

My net framework 3.5 is broken. Verification tool (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/astebner/archive/2008/10/13/8999004.aspx) says it's OK, but its not. Net framework 3.5 can't be just uninstalled/installed ...
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How to uninstall a program that was not installed using the package manager?

So, I installed canto Atom/RSS reader using the source from the official website, but it was throwing me errors so I installed it using apt-get (this worked). Now, I want to uninstall the original but ...
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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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Message: “To install this, you must first uninstall” but doesn't appear in programs list

I'm trying to install a Cisco VPN software (for my work) on my home computer. I'm running Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, and I'm told that this software works fine on Windows 8 Pro. However, during ...
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Uninstalling Kerio VPN Client on Mac

Once a while ago I installed Kerio VPN Client on my Mac (Snow Leopard). As I no longer need it, I'm about to remove it as it keeps running in the background all the time. I was trying to remove with ...
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Uninstalled driver on Linux Mint still loads when USB plugged in

I have installed a DKMS driver for a USB device from a PPA. I am making changes to the code and trying to uninstall the driver with apt-get --purge remove, but when I plug in the device, the kernel ...
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Cannot uninstall VMWare Workstation 9 (Linux) - Instance of VMWare VMX still running, ACE VM running

*tl;dr: VMWare WS is oddly resilient to rm -rf. Help?* OS: Linux Mint 14 The problem: VMWare WS 9 reports that an ACE VM is running An instance of VMWare VMX is running, somewhere. The UI for ...
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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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How to disable Google Chrome downloads from Ubuntu updates?

How can I stop the Ubuntu Update from trying to download Google Chrome when it notifies me of updates? I uncheck it every time, but it keeps coming back.
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Can't remove a program after deleting its files without running uninstaller

Instead of using a built in installer of a program, I went and deleted the program files of that program (used the recycle bin); it was removed from the control panel after I checked to uninstall ...
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uninstalling system applications on Mac OS X

I am attempting to fully uninstall stock applications on my mac, such as dvdplayer. However, the system does not allow deletion of the application. Is there any way to uninstall these applications? I ...
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Trying to uninstall mysql on mac 10.7

I have followed the instructions here: How do I uninstall MySQL on Mac OS X (Snow Leopard)? Removed / Changed the correct files for what they said. But when i try a mysql --version It bring back ...
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I want to uninstall Cygwin, but I don't have cygrunsrv

I want to uninstall Cygwin, but I don't have cygrunsrv. Can anyone help? I was trying to delete the folder and I might have deleted cygrunsev, which is what every website tells me I need in order to ...
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Do .frm files represent the entirety of a MySQL database?

So let's say I copy /var/lib/mysql and save it somewhere else, then uninstall/reinstall MySQL and put the original /var/lib/mysql back where it was. Will I have all of my databases without any ...
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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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How to determine where programs are currently installed Windows 7

I have a computer running windows 7, with 4 HDDs of various sizes. I've been pursuing a steady upgrade path, where each HDD is large enough to store a previous two. My issue is, I want to know if one ...
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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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How to uninstall a program on Windows 7 via Linux [closed]

I have a dual boot system which has gathered some problem with malware or some other problem in Windows 7 due to which I am unable to use Windows 7. Is it possible to uninstall Windows 7 programs by ...
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Do I Really Need all these Java Versions?

I am not sure how it happened, but when running the Control Panel to Install/Uninstall/Change application software on my Windows 7 (Home edition) system, I find several versions of Java installed. I ...
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How to remove all installation of opencv from fedora 17?

I want to remove opencv from my fedora. I installed it from scratch by compiling it. It was loaded to /usr/local directory but distributed to all folders inside. Is there any special command or ...
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How Do I Uninstall Unofficial Software On Fedora 17

I would like to know how to uninstall unofficial software in Fedora 17 GNOME(by unoffical I mean like RPMs I got from the Internet)
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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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Uninstallation of VB6 in Windows 7 issue

I am facing problems in uninstalling Visual Studio 6 Professional Edition from my laptop running Windows 7. Whenever I am trying to uninstall it, I am getting the following messages. I am posting the ...