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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Uninstalling Paid Software with Key Code

I have never uninstalled paid software (that uses a long Activation code) before in order to use it on another computer, but that's what I want to do now. I need to do it with Photoshop (from my old ...
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How do I remove funmoods from Chrome?

I was installing vlc video player. But accidentally, I ended up installing the funmoods toolbar app too. How do you get rid of it?
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NetBeans 7.1.2 will not uninstall properly on Windows 7

I don't usually have issues adding or removing different versions of NB so i was supprised to run into this. On my Windows 7 Box when I removed NB and canceled the installation since i decided it ...
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Where is Java hiding on my PC?

In my efforts to root out the mysterious Java 1.5.0_11 installation I have hiding somewhere on my PC, I completely uninstalled Java. Now, a search in Explorer turns up nothing, but on the command ...
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What are the disadvantages of removing the application directories instead of using uninstallers?

Uninstalling a lot of stuff at the same time takes too long. If I just remove the directory, it will probably leave some registry records and what else?
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Unable to uninstall Avast and Avira [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cannot uninstall Avast Free Antivirus I have two antivirus programs installed (Avira and Avast), and it is really impacting performance. I tried uninstalling them using ...
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How to completely remove a driver from disk and registry?

I'm having some issues with an HP driver installation on a Windows 7 machine, probably because the driver was once installed and has not been deleted properly. The installer no longer works and aborts ...
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Force removal of semi-existent Office Standard 2010 installation

I had an Office Standard 2010 installation which did not fully un-install at the first attempt. It's still in the list of installed programs, but some of the files and registry records might already ...
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How to completely remove a program from my PC? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How best to manually uninstall a program in windows 7/vista I have a problem uninstalling applications using Windows 7, Whenever I install a trial or limited program, ...
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Manually uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials (error 8007066F when uninstalling)

When trying to uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials on Windows Vista x86 via Programs and Features, I got an error message, code 8007066F, with no description. How can I remove Security Essentials? ...
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How to uninstall Ubuntu without removing or uninstalling Windows?

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7 on the same computer. I want to uninstall Ubuntu and just use Windows 7. I'm afraid if I uninstall Ubuntu, it will remove Windows 7 as well. How can I ...
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What is the best way to 'clean' my computer?

I am currently running Windows 7 x64. I frequently install, uninstall, modify, break, or otherwise alter various programs on my computer (experimentation is fun!). Anyways, over the past six months ...
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Can I “unactivate” a Microsoft Office 2010 key to install on a new machine?

I just acquired two Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus keys. But I'm replacing the machine that I have soon. I don't want to have to use one key on the current machine and then use up the other ...
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Specified module could not be found (uninstall)

I'm using windows 7 x64 edition and sometimes when I install old programs (with x86 codebase), it give me this error when trying to uninstall it using programs and features: RunDLL There was a ...
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How to install software on Windows in isolation?

I usually try different kind of softwares which are available on net those can be trial versions or sharewares or freewares. But after trying them when I want to uninstall those its becoming really ...
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Deleting buffalo ministation caused my window 7 to crash

When I deleted the programs related to the buffalo ministation my windows 7 computer crashed. I used the system repair disc and then I ran the system repair, system restore, system image recovery, ...
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Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio not working after installing .Net Framework 4

Yesterday I installed .Net Framework 4 as it was required by Liquid XML Studio, but just after installing it, My SQL Server Management Studio stopped working. As soon as open the IDE I get package ...
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Trouble uninstalling .net framework 4

I wish to install Liquid XML Studio which requires .Net framework version 4. I installed it yesterday and it worked fine without complaining but this screwed my Microsoft Management studio and since ...
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How to uninstall Visual Studio 2011 Developer Preview completely

My visual studio 2011 developer is about to expire in a few days. How can I remove it completely. It has installed a lot of packages that can be seen in the Control Panel > Add or remove software. ...
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Remove Altova Mission Kit

I tried the Altova software, and it's fine, but too much for my humble needs. I uninstalled it. Now, every time I right click on anything, the system tries to install Altova Mission Kit 2012. It's ...
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How to uninstall .Net 4.0 in safe mode?

After installing .NET 4.0 started receiving BSODs right before login (Windows XP SP3). Last known good configuration doesn't work, but safe mode works. Trying to uninstall the .NET from Add/Remove ...
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Can't uninstall AVG Antivirus 2011

When I try to uninstall AVG Antivirus, I get the message Associated with Another Application I looked at "Task Manager" → "Processes" and stopped all related processes, but it didn't help. ...
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How to completely remove Calibre under Linux?

I installed calibre manually under Debian Linux Squeeze. Compare to its functionality, the mime-type problem of calibre drives me crazy! It associates almost everything with itself! Almost everything ...
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how do you clear apple/mac install program files?

I installed a 30-day "test drive" of QuarkXpress, but got pulled in to other projects and didn't have time to test it. I now need to test it, but the 30 days are up. So I want to install the "test ...
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How to uninstall drivers in OS X Lion

I had to install different drivers in OS X Lion to check if a unknown mouse would work, and now I would like to uninstall them. What is the best approach? Obviously I could try to find the folder with ...
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Windows 7 64bit side-by-side config error?

Since a recent windows update, I've been unable to run almost any program (including firefox, ie and origin) due to the following error: The application has failed to start because it's side-by-side ...
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How To Remove A Broken Program From the Programs and Features List In Windows 7?

On a Windows 7 64-bit desktop, there is a program on the Programs and Features list (Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features) that refused to uninstall. The error obtained is: ...
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How to remove motherboard drivers?

I've recentely reinstalled Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, and installed my motherboard's chipset drivers with it. (which wasn't on my older installation) Now, I am having issues with getting BSoDs that ...
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How do I uninstall Windows 8 Consumer Preview?

Say, for instance, I don't like this Windows 8 consumer preview and that I downloaded, agreed to terms and installed it on my machine. How do I get rid of it? I want to go back to what I had before ...
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How do I install the Windows 8 Consumer Preview?

After downloading the Windows 8 Consumer Preview ISO image then downloading and running download Windows 8 Consumer Preview Setup I'm asked to uninstall certain programs. I really don't want to ...
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How to uninstall softwares using AppTrap for Mac OS X?

How to uninstall softwares using AppTrap for Mac OS X? Additionally, if I previously uninstalled softwares by naively deleting the XXX.app folder in /Applications, is there a way to find and delete ...
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How can I remove an installed application from the Installer Package Database on Mac OS X?

I'm creating my own installer with PackageMaker. It has been working well for a while but I wanted to test an issue where it removes the files of a previous version even though each new version ...
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Uninstallable Applications

I'm on Windows Vista Home Edition right now, and have tried using Daemon Tools Lite to mount a disk image. Once I was done I decided it was just a waste of space and tried uninstalling it. However, ...
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Chrome: uninstalled applications keep coming back

Every time I uninstall an application or extension from Chrome, it keeps coming back. I use Chrome on several computers, and apparently uninstalling an application from a computer doesn't spread the ...
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Selectively Uninstalling Windows Updates

I recently installed a bunch of updates from the Windows update site. Now, some of the previously installed enterprise Java applications on my computer are not functioning properly, so I would like ...
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How to remove Linux from my system without affecting Windows' bootloader?

I'm a Windows user. I tried to experiment with Linux and installed openSUSE on my system. I formatted a partition and installed Linux on that drive. When I tried to remove Linux by formatting that ...
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Upgrading Matlab and ensuring that the “Documents” folder's contents remain intact?

I have a Matlab installation on Windows Vista given to me by the University I am in. The problem is that it does not contain many toolboxes that I need. I plan to purchase it myself with all the tool ...
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Uninstall MySql on OS X

I accidentally installed the binary package of MySql on my Mac OS X. Now I don't see anything about MySql. How can I uninstall it?
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How do I tell Windows to delete certain files when it restarts / reboots?

When I uninstall something, often the uninstaller would say, "so-and-so files will be deleted when you restart". Naively I presume the uninstaller leaves Windows instructions somewhere to do this. ...
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Uninstalled Program Icon Stuck on Launchpad in Mac OS X Lion

I am currently running OS X 10.7.2 on a MacBook Air. As a quick note, while this program was installed through Steam, I don't think it's a Steam issue. Background: Through Steam, I recently ...
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Upgrade Symantec EndPoint 2011 Or Use Something Else? [closed]

I have got laptop with IT edition of Symantec and it slows my computer down. It constantly bugs me about .TMP files in temporary directory thinking it is a virus. It slows down laptop. Is it better ...
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Uninstall / remove multiple fonts windows 7

I am having a ton of trouble trying to uninstall fonts in windows 7? I keep getting errors: Aharoni Bold cannot be deleted because it's in use Every solution I have seen so far takes like 2 ...
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How can I delete or uninstall Office 2011 Clip Art in Mac?

(OS X Lion 10.7.2) I want to uninstall or delete all the clip-art from my Office 2011 installation. I don't think I have the original dmg file.
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How to remove TuneUp Utilities 2012 completely?

I'm having an issue with TuneUP Utilities 2012. When I try to uninstall it from add/remove programs, the following window appears If I click yes, nothing happens. The window doesn't disappear. If ...
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IE no longer renders local HTML files after uninstalling Chrome

Where I work, I had a user that installed Google Chrome on his Windows 7 SP1 64-bit system under his account (domain environment, he is local administrator) accidently when installing Google Earth. ...
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How to remove failed macports software?

I was installing gimp using macport But it takes me 2 hours to build and install the entire dependents. So I stopped it. But no matter I use uninstall or clean command. It took me 2GB disk. I wonder ...
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How do I uninstall XP Mode in Windows 7?

I installed Windows XP Mode on a Windows 7 64-bit machine. However, the virtual machine update won't install so I cannot run XP Mode. At this point I decided to abandon the installation. I can't ...
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Why does uninstalling takes a lot of time whereas shift+delete deletes everything in a matter of seconds? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is uninstalling programs on Windows so slow? What do the uninstallers do throughout the uninstalling process?
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How to uninstall a program whose content already deleted?

There is this program I inadvertently deleted it's folder in the C/program folder. then i go into the Windows Uninstaller program, it isn't listed there anymore. I tried to do the executable for that ...
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How do I remove the preinstalled Apache web server on Mac OS X Lion Server?

I want to remove the preinstalled web server from my Mac OS X Lion Server. How can I do that?