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 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 should I uninstall Visual Studio Ultimate 2013?

I want to uninstall Visual Studio Ultimate 2013 and install the Community edition. However, I am unable to due so since the setup blocks me saying that Ultimate 2013 is installed, despite me having ...
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How do I uninstall Norton 360?

It keeps popping up with the update to make it windows ten compatible and it interrupts whatever im doing, and I've even tried caving and updating it and that doesn't work. I'm just getting rid of the ...
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How do I Uninstall Windows 10? [duplicate]

I know this has been asked but I don't see any answers, just comments on the form of the question or responses that don't seem to speak my language. I unintentionally (yes, I meant to use that word) ...
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How to uninstall https_Downloader.exe/BitComet entirely?

I was trying to test out my vpn to see if they allow p2p/torrent. So I installed Bitcomet temporary and did a sample download. After I was done I uninstalled Bitcomet using there default uninstaller. ...
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Followed below instructions, still no internet

I've checked and both IPv6 and 4 are checked, however I still cannot connect to the internet. I don't get it. I also tried to follow uninstall instructions and I don't know what to uninstall. My ...
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How do I completely uninstall Android?

I'm trying to Install Android SDK with Eclipse on my comuter. I did something wrong (I think I installed some Galileo components into Juno) and the Android plugins aren't working correctly. When I ...
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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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Software thinks it is already installed, but isnt?

I have a game which I would like to install but whenever I insert the CD/mount the image, when the menu pops up it shows "Play" rather than "Install". The Control Panel does not show the software ...
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Multiple Processes of “Java Web Start Launcher” showing up in the Task Manager when uninstalling Java

A few days ago, I planned to uninstall Java because I don't need it anymore. I use an uninstaller named 'Revo Uninstaller' to do a thorough uninstallation of older versions of Java. I was able to ...
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How to remove program that does not appear in Programs and Features?

I'm trying to install Windows 7. During the install, it tells me that I need to uninstall the Kapersky Anti-Virus program. However, Kapersky does not show up in Programs and Features. How do I ...
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Can't Uninstall HP ProtectTools

I have HP ProBook with preinstalled HP Protect Tools I tried to uninstall it, but it say that HP FILE SANITIZER & HP Device Access Manager must be first uninstalled. But i can't find them in ...
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When uninstalling apps installed via Windows Store, how do I make sure none of its leftover files or folders remain?

Back on Windows 7, I could use software such as Revo Uninstaller which will scan my system for leftover files and folders that may be related to the uninstalled program. On Windows 10 modern apps, how ...
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Disable or Uninstall the Metro subsystem

In the old days of Windows, we could disable and uninstall unused subsystems in Windows, like Posix on Windows. See, for example, KB 101270, Disabling the POSIX Subsystem. I'm using Windows 8 and ...
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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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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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Unable to uninstall programs since the Windows 10 upgrade

I have upgraded my Win7 Pro to Win10 and almost everything is working fine (suprisingly 99% of the already-installed programs worked perfectly). But now when I try to uninstall certain programs, I ...
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How do I remove Candy Crush Saga from Windows 10?

Windows 10 comes with "Candy Crush Saga" preinstalled, but I do not want it on my system. How do I remove it?
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Uninstall or repair .NET application with missing assembly manifest on MS Server 2008 R2

Our company has a .NET service that is running on a client's MS Server 2008 R2. When I try to start the service, I get this error in the event viewer: The program or feature ... cannot start or run ...
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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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Force MSI To Uninstall

How can I force this to uninstall without the MSI? The MSI is not on the website and I tried extracting the MSI... even installing with the EXE gives the exact same error below:
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I upgraded to Windows 10 and want to remove Lenovo Fingerprint Manager, but uninstall fails with 'unsupported operating system.' How can I remove?

My Lenovo W540 was originally a Win 8.1 machine and came with Lenovo Fingerprint Manager Pro preinstalled. I upgraded to Windows 10. Since Windows 10 (and 8.1, 8.0 and 7) manage fingerprint ...
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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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How do you forcefully remove apps in Windows 10?

How can I remove apps that don't seem to allow uninstall - like XBox and Groove? When selected in "Add/Remove Programs" / "Apps & Features" - the option to Uninstall is grayed out: like this ...
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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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Removing trusted modern apps in Windows 10

Windows 10 is working out well for me. However, there are some modern apps that are built in such as Mail and Calendar that don't have an uninstall option. Calendar is one such modern app. As far ...
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Can I uninstall Bing completely from Windows 8? [duplicate]

Windows 8.1 is a pain, but Bing is a bigger pain, and I would love to remove the annoyance as it serves no purpose for me, except possibly for Microsoft. If I uninstall it completely, will it cause ...
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CLI way of uninstalling a Windows update?

Basically, what can be achieved by going to Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > View Installed Updates > Right Click Uninstall, but through the command line? Looking for a way that works across the ...
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How to uninstall Windows Mail?

How do I uninstall "Windows Mail" (not Windows Live Mail). When I want to use IMAP (or POP), I normally use Windows Live Mail. I have no need for Windows Mail. (Windows Mail, in its old incarnation, ...
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Getting rid of a windows update which will not uninstall via wusa or the control panel, windows 8.1

How do you uninstall a particular unwanted windows update when using the" wusa /uninstall /kb:ZZZZZZZ " gives an error message "Windows Update Standalone Installer, Update for Microsoft Windows ...
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Windows 7 64 bit side-by-side configuration error?

Since a recent Windows update, I've been unable to run almost any program (including Firefox, Internet Explorer and Origin) due to the following error: The application has failed to start ...
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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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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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Uninstall program in windows 7 [closed]

How do I uninstall a program when the Programs and Features tool in the Control Panel says there is not enough memory to uninstall any program every time I try?
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Canon MX420 series MP Drivers

A couple months ago I realized there's an alien software installed in my computer, Canon MX420, I know because I am using EPSON and not Canon, so I decided to uninstall it but it failed, reason, used ...
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Automate Driver Uninstall and Reinstall on Windows 7

I need to automate the uninstall and reinstall a driver on Windows 7. The process to manually do this is: Start Right Click Computer > Manage Device Manager > Network Adapters Right Click Intel(R) ...
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Why do have most (Windows) programs such 'complicated' setup programs?

There seems to do a lot of complicated stuff going on - that also make it hard to uninstall when (i.e.) the original uninstaller breaks down. Why isn't it just as simple as: Unzip all unique files ...
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Hidden MS Office files, bloated HD?

At work, we were all getting upgraded to MSOffice Five Million or whatever they're up to. Most people had IT upgrade their computers, I went online and tried to do the upgrade from our company ...
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Uninstalling KB3020369

I am using a brand new embedded system that runs Windows 7, and it has spontaneously installed the Update KB3020369. I'd like to get rid of it as it is eating up precious disk space, but the standard ...
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Mobile Me crippled a Win7 machine running Office 7

MobileMe has interfered with Win7 and Office7. A variety of unrelated tasks starts Windows Installer when the Control Panel is invoked or any previously installed and working version of an Office7 ...
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How to uninstall OneDrive/SkyDrive from Windows 7

I hate OneDrive/SkyDrive for a lot of reasons. I want to uninstall it. Unfortunately, neither OneDrive nor SkyDrive are not in the "Uninstall or change a program" list of the Control Panel. QUESTION: ...
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How to uninstall NetBeans 7.1.2 after system restore in Windows XP ?

I did a system restore on my laptop running on Windows XP. After the system restore procedure, NetBeans 7.1.2 will not execute anymore. I uninstalled NetBeans, but the uninstall procedure could not ...
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Error when trying to uninstall BurnAware from the Control Panel

I want to uninstall BurnAware so I go to the Control Panel -> Programs and Features and double-click on the entry for BurnAware but I get the following error: How can I uninstall it?
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Getting Rid of Software Records for Software installed on an external disk?

So I'm cleaning out an old computer, and several of the programs it thinks it has were actually installed on an old drive, that's now gone. For some of them, it prompts to get rid of them because it ...
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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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Uninstalling VS2012 hangs on system restore point

I am trying to uninstall VS2012 on my dev VM and have tried the following so far: -Turned off Windows Defender completely -Disabled restore point creation in System Settings -Used the cmd prompt ...
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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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Ubuntu: how to remove emacs 23 data files

I had emacs 23 installed via apt-get, but I want to remove it completely before upgrading to emacs 24. I did sudo apt-get remove emacs* to remove emacs 23. But some emacs 23 files remain. locate ...
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What's the best way to completely remove everything from a computer, without re-installing?

I have a friend who wants to sell their computer, but obviously all personal information and software that it is on it needs to be removed before doing so. Usually I would format and reinstall it, ...
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Would the aggressive use of an uninstaller tool be equivalent to a fresh install of the OS?

I would like to speed up a slow Dell Inspiron 1545 running Windows 7. It is something like 5 years old with the original OS installation on it. I know that reinstalling the OS would do the trick but ...