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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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to Uninstall Linux Mint 14 From Windows XP Without CD

This is kind of a follow up to a question I just asked, but... I'm planning to install Linux Mint 14 in a dual boot with my existing Windows XP setup, but I want to make sure I know how to uninstall ...
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Uninstalling Ubuntu (without WUBI) [duplicate]

I have Windows, and I wanted to install Ubuntu. I accidentally installed it without WUBI. Now I can't uninstall it. Any suggestions?
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Uninstalling Intel Proset/Wireless Bluetooth while upgrading to windows 8

I purchased Windows Upgrade 8 and ran Windows Update Assistant on existing windows 7. However, It is asking me to uninstall Intel Wireless bluetooth, as it is not compatible with windows 8. I did ...
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How to completely remove/uninstall ps3mediaserver from Ubuntu Server?

I've tried: sudo apt-get remove ps3mediaserver sudo apt-get autoremove sudo apt-get purge ps3mediaserver I also rebooted the system several times. However, ps3mediaserver is still broadcasting as ...
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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 ...