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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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Chromium keeps installing itself on my computer [on hold]

No matter how many times I uninstall it, chromium keeps coming back I can uninstall it again but there's no certainty it won't reinstall itself somehow. My question, how is it doing that? How do I ...
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Uninstalling MS voice not possible

In order to reproduce a bug with the Voices (available through SAPI) in Windows, I exported a registry key from a customer's computer and imported it on my computer. Namely it was ...
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Remove applications Windows Connect & Windows Mixed Reality Portal

I was about o remove Microsoft.PPIProjection and Microsoft.Windows.HolographicFirstRun. Running appropriate commands in PowerShell I got: Remove-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: ...
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Uninstalling Steam when uninstall.exe is missing

When installing Steam I changed the installation directory to one on an external drive (bad idea, I know). Now that I want to uninstall it I thought I would simply use Programs and Features as usual, ...
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How to remove/purge/wipe/clean/clear a Windows 10 app

I want to remove an app from Windows 10 Professional x64. The app was installed via Microsoft Store. By saying "remove" I don't mean Remove-AppxPackage as this command obviously does not remove the ...
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How do I disable a program without uninstalling it in Windows 10?

Is there a way that I can disable a program without uninstalling it? Essentially, the program would no longer be listed in programs and the program itself wouldn't show up in search, but the physical ...
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What is Microsoft Visual Studio Shell Isolated and Integrated? Is it good idea to remove them?

I have Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 installed on my computer. Before this, I had Visual Studio 2015 and 2012. Their installers installed another Visual Studio versions and they are taking a lot of ...
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Uninstalling JRE but .msi is missing

I'm trying to uninstall an old Java Runtime Environment (Java 8 Update 101 / 8.0.1010.13) from a Windows 10 client machine. It seems, that the original installer is missing, so it prompts me to enter ...
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Can't install a program again after deleting its files

My Problem is that I installed a program in my PC some days ago and then when i needed to remove it, i simply deleted its files rather than manually uninstalling it. Now when i try to install it, it ...
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Remove MySQL for Visual Studio 2.0.5 without VS installation

Today I tried to clean up my PC and this includes uninstalling unnecessary stuff. One of the programs is MySQL for Visual Studio 2.0.5. I already uninstalled my Visual Studio installation which was ...
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Issue with Scan To File Button Options in Windows 10

I have looked in many places on Internet to resolve this issue but I didn't find anything (or the option I found are helpless) I got a computer that had Nuance Paperport. When I installed the Brother ...
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App is missing from Win32Products and Uninstall sections of registry (Win10)

I'm pretty new to PowerShell, from scouring for help i've gathered there's three "proper" ways to get objects that can perform an uninstall: Get-CimInstance Win32_Product Get-ItemProperty HKLM:\...
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Programs and Features

Where does Programs and Features get the data to populate the list of programs available to uninstall, and the data needed to do the actual uninstall? I have an Autodesk program that shows a GUID in ...
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Office 2016/Office 365 uninstall hanging

Similar to the circumstances in Office 2013 uninstall hanging, I needed to uninstall a local copy of Office 2016 that I got through my Office 365 account. Unfortunately, the uninstall process is ...
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Uninstall PowerShell 2

I have recently installed PowerShell 6: http://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/releases However I noticed that PowerShell now installs to: C:\Program Files\PowerShell While I am still left with ...

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