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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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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Uninstall Pre-installed Norton Internet Security, And Enable Windows Defender? [closed]

I recently purchased a Windows 8 computer, and Norton Internet Security came preloaded as a trial-ware. Now that the trial is finished, I want to enable Windows defender, and delete Norton Internet ...
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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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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 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 ...
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Driverpack Solution makes a whole bunch of programs

I am using Driver Pack solution 12.3 to update my drivers. I used it and installed 55 drivers. I noticed that there are now several dozen new entries in add/remove programs under the name Windows ...
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How can I uninstall Linux from a dual-boot machine?

I installed two OSes, Windows 7 and Linux. Now when I merge my disk partition D and F the grub> prompt is opened when I start my PC. I need to enter four commands to boot into Windows. I want to ...
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Uninstall many programs

How to uninstall many programs in Windows? Right now I browse to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features then choose programs one at a time. Is there any application where I can ...
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Can I safely apt get remove a kernel that I apt-get-install'ed?

I installed a pae kernel on my Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit box in order to try it (I thought I would add RAM to my computer which I finaly didn't). It automatically added an entry to grub's boot menu with ...
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How to force WinXP to ask for password before software installation/uninstall?

I really like some of the linux security measures it uses. So what i'd like to do is have WinXP Pro SP3 ask for my user password everytime i try to install/remove software. I know I can't make ...
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How can I completely remove my Visual C++ Express installation?

I have a bunch of 'Hotfix for Visual C++ Standard 2010 Beta 1 - ENU' updates installed. As well as 1 'Hotfix for Microsoft Visual C++ Express - ENU' I have already completely uninstalled Visual C++ ...
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Problems uninstalling MacPorts

I am new to mac and OSX, and I installed MacPorts, and a few minutes later I realized that I confused it for another program that I intended to install. Now I have no idea how to uninstall it. I have ...
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How to uninstall Hotspot Shield's VPN adapter driver?

After installing Hotspot with Revo Uninstaller then uninstalling it completely from my system, I'm still left with Hotspot's VPN adapter driver. This bothers me a great deal. Unfortunately I did ...
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How to uninstall AMD Display Driver from other install of Windows

So my Windows 7 had a BSOD from an Ati driver file then restarting only gives me some wierd coloured lines at the top of the screen. Starting in safe mode causes the boot up to freeze at AtiPcie.sys ...
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Last uninstalled application [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a Windows 7 uninstall log that shows who uninstalled what? I accidenally uninstalled 1 of my applications. (Actually I wanted to uninstall another one) The ...
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Uninstalling Visual Studio 2010 components

I installed the Professional edition of Visual Studio, asking for just the C# package. The program ended up installing all of the following: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Data-Tier Application ...
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Windows 8 Java install is interrupted

Every time i attempt to install JRE 7u9 the installer gives me an error saying that java ran into an unexpected error please try installing later. Whenever i try I get the same error. I attempted to ...
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What's the difference between these Intel components?

What's the difference between the Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RST) and Intel Chipset software (and INF update utility)?
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MySQL Server 5.5: Uninstaller gone missing - how to uninstall while preserving data and settings?

I'm running MySQL Server 5.5.25 64-bit on a Windows 7 machine. Recently I wanted to upgrade to the latest 5.5.28 version, but the installer wouldn't recognize the installed instance. I then noticed ...
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How to delete HDF5 completely?

I want to run a Python script that uses the module netCDF4. Therefore I followed the instructions here: http://netcdf4-python.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/docs/netCDF4-module.html For what reason ever, ...