Questions tagged [uninstall]

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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End task when access is denied (even when using cmd taskkill / powershell kill)

I have found a process running on my computer "rsEngineSvc.exe" and i want to uninstall this application from my laptop, meaning i must end the process to do so. I have tried using taskkill ...
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Unable to uninstall typora

Today I was trying to use Typora, it popped up a windows saying the beta version of typora is expired, please download and install a new version. I think I need to uninstall it, but when I opened my ...
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Command line to Silently remove Google Chrome APPs (PWA)

I need to remove all Google Chrome APPs (PWA) using the least effort possible. Once I'm managing almost 12.000 workstations, I need to do it centrally, by using a CMD/PS1 to accomplish it. I've been ...
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Find all files & folders created by a program during installation?

What would be the best way to figure out all files & folders that have been created and/or modified by a certain program install? I've tried Smart Folders on Mac, but this couldn't show me hidden ...
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Uninstalling VirtualBox on Win10

I'm using an older laptop that runs Win10 while my normal machine is repaired. This machine cannot install Win10 updates until the VirtualBox software is removed. It is not listed under apps in Win10'...
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brew uninstall does not work cause of no space left on device

I have low space left on my device and it was time to made some cleanup... I removed a lot of things, trash, uninstall unused apps, caches, ... BUT I installed "League of legends" for Mac a ...
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Programmatically uninstall a Steam app

I can use the following SteamCMD to list the games installed in my local Steam library: PS C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam> .\steamcmd.exe +login XXXX XXXX +apps_installed +quit Redirecting stderr to '...
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What do I do if I accidentally uninstalled my system hard drive drivers

While doing a repair , I accidentally uninstalled the driver's for my system SD hard drive, the system ran for a little bit, but then ended up crashing and has gone into a restart and does not ...
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Ubuntu won't uninstall opera via commandline

I am trying to uninstall opera from my machine running Ubuntu via the command line as described here under the section "method 2", however I am not having success. Here is a copy of my ...
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How to determine the associated program of an installed file/directory?

Is there a direct method of determining which installed program/application created a given file/directory? Usage of 3rd-party software is fine, or a repeatable sequence of steps that works for a ...
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Uninstall complitly and install SQLServer 2019

How can uninstall SQL Server 2019? I deleted each folder one by one and stopped all SQL Server related services. I can not delete again and again. These products that appear to be installed can not be ...
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Can't disable or remove Microsoft Edge?

I'm following this to remove or disable Edge. I first terminated it in Task Manager. Then, I tried to rename the folders, as suggested, which didn't work: I then tried to uninstall it, as suggested, ...
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Deleting old Dropbox files?

I installed Dropbox, and after some time I uninstalled it. Now i see stuff from Dropbox in my user folder. It wasn't created on this machine, but they were copied here. If i delete them, do they get ...
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How to prevent program uninstall by administrator from registry

I have a way to control access to the registry. I am looking for a way to prevent the administrator from uninstalling any program. I am aware that there is a way to prevent users from uninstalling ...
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No uninstall button for Google font in Windows' font settings

In Windows' font settings Roboto, Roboto Condensed, and Roboto Slab are listed but no uninstall button is provided. Based on a similar Super User question, here's what I've tried to no avail: Using ...
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Find stale installed programs with PowerShell

Is there an easier way to find stale installed programs with PowerShell than recursively visiting each sub-folder of Program Files for the newest access date? It seems this is such a basic common need,...
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How to uninstall an widows update (patch) in silent mode using terminal or powershell?

Tried using wusa /uninstall /kb:4497464 /quiet, but from windows 10 they have deprecated the quiet flag. Is there any other ways to uninstall, please let me know.
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I ran an unistall.exe in /Program Files. It marked the entire folder for deletion. How do I prevent that?

This is a bit of an emergency. I accidentally installed a program in the Program Files folder without it creating a subfolder. So I went to uninstall and reinstall by running the "uninstall.exe&...
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uninstalling a parental control software Homeguard

I installed a software named Homeguard Pro ( Veridium). But I cannot uninstall it now because the option does not show up and it's kind of working in disguise. I checked almost all the methods using ...
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How to revert to Windows 10 from Windows 11 after deleting windows.old folder?

I installed Windows 11 three months ago and didn't know windows.old would be very important, so I deleted it; however, I've decided to go back to Windows 10, but could not revert, with the only choice ...
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Norton Antivirus protection has expired popup windows keep on showing up over and over again even though I have uninstalled it

Every few days, this popup keeps returning even though I had already uninstalled Norton from my computer a few months ago (the pop-ups were a nuisance). Clicking on the "Uninstall" button ...
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How do you disable or uninstall the "Your PC comes with Alexa Built-in" popup on newer Windows laptops?

We've bought two laptops recently that pop-up a window like this every single time you boot up the computer: I've found "Alexa" in the "Apps & features" section of Settings, ...
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I have installed PWSH 7 and i want to uninstall 5.1 on Windows 10

I recently installed PWSH (PowerShell) 7 but i had 5.1 and I want to erase it. How do I do it?
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Cannot uninstall Google Drive

I have been trying to uninstall Google Drive but everytime I try I get the following error : Windows cannot find ' C:\Program Files\Google\Drive File Stream\53.0.8.0\uninstall.exe ' I have tried ...
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Options dialog password suddenly required

I have Teamviewer installed so a friend can occasionally help with technical issues. We have it set up with a permanent password so he can log in directly. Today, it wouldn't allow him to log in; I ...
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Unable to uninstall KB5006670 even in Safe Mode

The KB5006670 update makes our computers unable to use/connect to the network printers. I uninstalled it just fine on 2 other desktop computers. However there's 1 Dell laptop running Windows Home that ...
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How do I uninstall dwagent from a linux machine?

I followed the instructions here to install dwagent on some linux server. I can connect to the server fine, but the screen share/capture isn't working for whatever reason, so I want to uninstall ...
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How to reset grub customizer on ubuntu?

I would like to reset/uninstall grub customizer from my device. How can I do it without causing any errors and make it like it was before?
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How to install several drivers and configure Windows settings unattended on BYOD devices?

For a little project we need to ensure that certain drivers and Windows settings are installed on frequently changing BYOD devices. I am looking for advice on how to achieve this in a simple way. We ...
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What is the difference between uninstalling an application via the windows 10 "Settings" app and the legacy Control Panel?

We have an MSI based InstallShield product installation, it was recently pointed out to us that when our product is uninstalled via the legacy "Control Panel" "Programs and Features&...
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Uninstall Intel Chipset Software INF Utility?

Have a Windows Server 2012 R2 VM that somehow has installed on it the Intel Chipset Device Software. The software is triggering an audit on "Intel Chipset Device Software INF Utility information ...
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Remove Phoenix OS DarkMatter from a windows-linux dual boot system

I have followed the instructions from this link. I copied all the files from the ISO to the root directory on Linux partition, then added the OS entry to the grub menu. Now I would like to remove this ...
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Still getting ioBit notifications after uninstalling Driver Booster Free

I got a new Acer laptop in Jan 2019. Due to a host of issues, I was advised to use Driver Booster to upgrade drivers. I'm not sure if it helped, but recently, it threw up a notification that did not ...
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Windows 10: how to uninstall a program that I (unwisely) removed from the Programs and Features list?

I need to uninstall and reinstall a program* on my Windows 10 device, so I was trying to do so from the Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features menu. When I selected it and clicked ...
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Uninstalled Program While Running and Did Not Really Uninstall

On the latest version of Windows 10, I uninstalled Audacity because I was having trouble with it and wanted to re-install it. However, I didn't realize that Audacity was open while I uninstalled it ...
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File uninstall.exe missing in Android Studio Arctic Fox 2020.3.1 [duplicate]

I wish I could uninstall Android Studio Arctic Fox 2020.3.1 on my Windows 10 computer, but the file uninstall.exe is missing. I tried using the control panel but it shows a message telling me it ...
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VMware Workstation player 16 no uninstall option

I have vmware player and i want to uninstall it. But it does not show up on the control panel. Neither the Settings app. I tried using Glary's utilities but it still did not show up. I searched for a ...
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How to really completely uninstall visual studio?

I am trying to make the computer as close as possible as if Visual Studio would have never been installed on it. I used its own installer to remove all the Installed components. Then I went to Apps ...
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How to Uninstall Ubuntu 20.04 from WSL Windows 10?

I have Windows 10 (build 19042.1110) installed on my PC, and I wanted to install Ubuntu 20.04 using WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux). So I enabled the WSL. However, I've not used the Microsoft Store ...
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Linux: How to Completely Remove ALL Traces of a Program?

Is there a way to completely remove ALL traces of a program in Linux? I've researched a lot on this, and I've seen people talk about apt-get remove packagename, apt-get purge packagename, apt-get ...
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How to uninstall PhotoQt in Windows?

I installed PhotoQt, an image viewer software, in Windows 10. Now I want to uninstall it but the app is not listed in Control Panel → Programs → Programs and Features. How do I uninstall the app?
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Installed git for windows, it broke my computer (gave me BSOD), now I can't uninstall it

Sorry for the block of text here guys, I'm just really stressed so I really appreciate your time and help! I tried to install git for windows (MINGW64) for a tutorial I was doing yesterday. While ...
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Uninstalling Mobicip

I have Mobicip on my PC and I have admin, but not the Mobicip password. When I try to uninstall, it takes me to the Mobicip sign-in in the app. Is there a way to uninstall it without signing in? Are ...
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What is the best way to completely delete Apps or frameworks from Mac?

Most of the time dragging the app to the trash isn't enough to delete it, most apps will have a folder somewhere in the System root, and many files for caches, and many separated files everywhere in ...
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crack a password to uninstall a program

I installed an app on my computer and when I try to uninstall it it asks me for a 12 digit code to uninstall. I don't remember ever setting up or agreeing to any password. I tried uninstalling it with ...
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What is Computer Trace and how do I unistall it?

Can someone tell me what Computer Trace does and why it's installed on this computer, I went to BIOS and I saw it enabled, I would like to uninstall it I have no reason to have it installed on this ...
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How can I restore app data after a failed uninstall?

I'm not sure if the title for this question is correct, but I have an application installed at "C:\Program Files". I only have read access for "Program Files" and everything ...
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Greenshot won't let me uninstall

I'm using two accounts on my computer, one is personal, the other one for work. I have greeshot installed on both of them, but it only works on one of these accounts. Unfortunately it doesn't work on ...
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"MacDrive Isn't Working / Boot Camp is Active"

I have installed the most recent version of MacDrive to copy files from my Windows 10 PC to a Mac formatted HD. I have been getting the error message "MacDrive Isn't Working / Boot Camp is Active&...
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Uninstall Paragon HFS+ .msi

I am unable to remove Paragon HFS+ from my Windows 10 computer. The program is still listed after uninstalling using Add or Remove Programs. Running the command msiexec /x Paragon-607-PEU_WinInstallSN-...
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