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 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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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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Removing or Uninstalling Ruby, Rails, and/or Gems from Mac OS X 10.9.4

I had some health issues and was away from my iMac for about 6-8 months. I’m not exactly sure which version of OS X was running when I stopped using it, but I had just installed Rails and was about ...
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Uninstalling Windows 7 from multi boot system with ubuntu

My laptop has Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed. I want to remove Windows 7 completely to use only Ubuntu. How can I uninstall Windows 7?
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Understanding a HDD data storage and uninstalling windows

Before I go into my exact query here is a small prologue saying what I basically understand about any HDD. May be some 6 years ago, many as a million notebook computers, mine was also manufactured ...
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How to uninstall software by the Linux shell?

I am yet not a "Linux Guy" and I have the following problem I installed some software from the source (compiling it), now I have to uninstall it. What have I to do in the command line to uninstall ...
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How to close a process that just doesn't shut down?

I am trying to uninstall qbittorrent but it just doesn't shut down. I tried killing the process both in Win 7 and using Process XP but it's still lingering. Any ideas on how to kill processes like ...
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Does Uninstalling a secondary HDD (Device Manager) stops it from spinning?

I have 2 HDDs and the secondary one is 3 years old, so I don't want it to keep spinning all the time (to maximize its life). I tried setting power options to turn it off after 1 minute but sometimes a ...
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Uninstall Linux Mint without deleting partition?

I've got a dual-boot system using Windows 7 and Linux Mint 13. When I first installed Mint using the regular Mint installer, the installer did not give me the option of partitioning my drive, ...
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Chocolatey install of Cygwin keeps looping through sites?

So I have been trying to install Cygwin via chocolatey here, using: cinst Cygwin However, I get this screen which just goes through different sites, and keeps 'failing'. Now I am concerned... ...
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Uninstalled microsoft office professional 2013 but why is it still listed in my control panel?

I followed the instructions using microsoft fix it 2010 and it said that it was successfully uninstalled and I even followed the instructions from step 2 as well. But when I restarted my laptop for ...
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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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Cannot install ClickMaster

I wanted to install ClickMaster on Windows 8.1 after the trial versions time ran out. The problem was, that i could not uninstall the trial through windows, so i just deleted the program folder. After ...
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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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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 but Deep Freeze is still active

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 ...