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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Using 7zS.sfx - Any way to force uninstall of all versions (current or previous)

Here's my situation: I am building an application using a setup and deployment project in VS 2010 and packaging it into a self-extracting executable using 7zS.sfx. Generally, my users like to execute ...
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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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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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Most programs not visible in Programs and Features in windows 7

The issue I'm having is that only a small percentage of programs show up in the "Program and Features" section of Windows 7, where a user can uninstall programs. Formerly known as add/remove programs. ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to do a complete, clean, uninstall of Phantom JS after it has been compiled in place?

I’ve just built and compiled PhantomJS for use on a Raspberry Pi. To do this, I cloned the GitHub repository, than used a build.sh command that—after 5 hours—has generated few executables, copied or ...
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PC issue pre-installed softwares [duplicate]

MY PC has atleast 7-8 pre-installed softwares like-Samsung support centre,Easy content share,chargeable USB etc. and pc workd on 1GB ram. Can i uninstall/remove these programs without causing any harm ...
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Deleted deep freeze installation folder

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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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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Can't remove Internet Explorer Add-On

I'm using IE8 on Windows 7. I'm trying to delete an add-on from my "Manage Add-ons" panel. But when I double click the add-on I'd like to delete, the "Remove" button is grayed out. Only the disable ...
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Uninstaller sometimes leaves behind some files

Sometimes even if you run the uninstaller some files get left behind, usually in the registry. How to make sure all the program-related files I want to uninstall are removed for good.
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Removing unwanted files from Windows Folder

Some software when installed puts some files in the Windows folder (or directory). This sometimes results in losing a large amount of disk space. How do I manually remove those files that don't get ...
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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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Uninstall BuyNSave extension permanently

How do I find out what program keeps installing BuyNSave extension in Google Chrome? I removed all extensions from Chrome, uninstalled all suspicious applications, but still, BuyNSave appears after ...
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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 to completely uninstall/remove cygwin from Windows 7

How can I completely uninstall/remove cygwin? I don't think it is as simple as deleting C:\cygwin. Maybe alter registry?
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Can't uninstall Microsoft Express Visual Studio 2013 for Desktop on Windows 7

I'm using windows 7 professional edition, 32 bits, and installed Microsoft Express Visual Studio 2013 for Desktop, with Update 3. I tried to uninstall it from Control Panel, a "repair/uninstall" ...
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How to find uninstalled software lists and logs in Windows?

I am using a Lenovo laptop with Windows 8.1. Yesterday I ran Lenovo Solution Center software. It gave me some details about the software which I have used in past and currently not installed in my ...
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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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How to uninstall Windows 8.1 bundled updates?

I Upgraded Windows 8.1 to a recent version using a retail DVD. I need to uninstall an update that came with this new version, however there is no option to uninstall it. How can I resolve this?
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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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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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How do I uninstall any Apple pkg Package file?

Despite opinions to the contrary, not all packages are installed cleanly in only one directory. Is there a way to reverse the install process of a pkg file, preferably with the original package (or ...
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Does number of programs installed on my pc affect its speed? [duplicate]

I have windows xp and it has started responding very slowly, so was thinking if the various software I've installed might be affecting its speed. PS: Even if I run one program/software at a time the ...
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OSX Yosemite cannot delete item from Launchpad and item stuck installing multiple times

I've recently upgraded to the developer version of OSX Yosemite, and have upgraded two applications I use. The first is Memory Clean, and the second is Battery Health. Both of these are by "FIPLAB". ...
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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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Uninstall Bluestacks Old Version

How can I uninstall BlueStacks older version I guess 0.7.11.885 something . I installed it using BlueStacks_HD_AppPlayerPro_setup_REL. I cannot even upgrade to newer version until I uninstall it. I ...
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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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How can I remove Lync Web App Plug-in

I'm trying to remove Lync Web App Plugin from add-remove programs, but when I try uninstall I get the following message: The feauture you are trying to use is on a network resource that is ...
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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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Chocolatey Uninstall NodeJS Windows 8

Ok, so I installed NodeJS by using cinst nodejs Which installs NodeJS into the Chocolatey bin directory with a dependency on NPM. I then realised that I wanted to install NodeJS.Install instead ...
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Removing deep freeze enterprise

I have a second hand business computer that has deep freeze enterprise, and I do not know the password nor access to the OTP. I've looked around and have found instructions for the standard version, ...
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Uninstall Office 2013 Sp1 silently without removing Office

For uninstalling Office 2007/2010 Service Packs, Microsoft provided a separate tool(OARPMAN.exe) that could be downloaded and used for silent uninstallation of Service Packs. I was unable to find ...
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Can I uninstall the @… fonts without damaging my computer?

Just curious if I would have problems with my computer if I were to uninstall the various @.... fonts? For example, @arial unicode ms, @batang, @dotum, @kaiti, @microsoft...., or the various ...
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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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Delete Package Cache after uninstalling Visual Studio 2013 Express?

Can I delete the the folder C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\? I have just found that I have 2Gb folder inside C:\ProgramData. According to the previous post it is connected to Visual Studio and it is ...
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I've been a big fan of Revo Uninstaller for years now, but just upgraded to Windows 7 and saw that it is not supported. What do I do?

Can I still use Revo Uninstaller with Windows 7 64-bit? I saw on the Revo site that this is not necessarily supported, so I don't want to have it messing with my registry without getting some advice ...
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Windows 8 System-Wide Program Installation Problems

TL;DR: My computer isn't installing or uninstalling programs. It freezes at some point in the process. I've been having lots of issues installing and uninstalling all kinds of software in Windows 8. ...
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Freeware Uninstaller Software [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Alternatives to Revo Uninstaller? any tools to uninstall a software which cannot be uninstall from control panel How to remove program that does not appear in Programs ...
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Using msiexec to uninstall programs

I have found a batch file that removes a lot of bloatware etc. Example: start /wait MsiExec.exe /I{DB731A07-34DE-4BE0-AE94-45C83E28A56C} /quiet I guess the {DB731A07-34DE-4BE0-AE94-45C83E28A56C} ...
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How do I uninstall a VPN dialer program when I receive this message?

I'm trying to uninstall a program (VPN Dialer) and I receive this error message-The InstallShield Engine (iKernel.exe) Could Not Be Launched. Access Is Denied
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Uninstall MS Office 2010 after installation partition is gone

On one of my PCs Microsoft Office 2010 was installed on partition D. After some reconfiguration this partition (which was on another harddrive) is gone and cannot be restored. Now I am unable to ...
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When using a 3rd party uninstaller on Windows, should I postpone reboot until after the leftover files are removed?

I'm using GeekUninstaller, because it's free and has pretty good reviews. Usually, I will choose the program I want to uninstall, go through the regular uninstallation process, and then ...
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ESET Smart Security removal fails - proxy server remains

A year ago I received a one-year license for ESET Smart Security. Today it was over, and I decided to replace it with a free alternative. Everything went fine, but one thing. After uninstalling, the ...
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Can not remove rEFInd on my macbook pro

I am trying to remove rEFInd so I run the command sudo rm -r /EFI/refind and I get the response: rm: /EFI/refind: No such file or directory My location is /Volumes/ESP/EFI anyone know what is ...
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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 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.