Windows 10: how to completely uninstall a software
how to completely uninstall a software
I installed a software two days ago. Now I wish to uninstall it completely and want my PC to be in the state as it was before installing it. A simple uninstall may leave some of the backdoor components installed by this software. Unfortunately, Windows 10 has System Restore off by default which I forgot, so can't use the System Restore.
Sorry, there is no simple way -- as installing any application typically involves writing files to lots of different folders and adding entries to the Registry, as well.
There are third--party Uninstallers that claim to be able to do this. One I've seen referenced a lot is Revo Uninstaller: http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_..._download.html
There may be others, as well -- since I don't use these, I don't know about them -- but others here may be able to provide other suggestions.
Yeah - Revo usually does a great job.
Mark Phelps said:
I recently could not reinstall MS Office 2010 after having some issues with Outlook, despite having uninstalled via Windows. I had fortunately only made an image backup a few hours earlier, and so I restored image and used Revo to uninstall it, and it worked fine (on the medium setting), and I was able to reinstall 2010.
Revo has three levels of cleanup ie basic (more or less same as Windows), medium where it trawls key registry settings, and deep which does a really thorough spring clean but could be a bit riskier. I have always found medium to be adequate.
Iobit uninstaller does a nice job of getting everything.........
I also recommend Revo or CCleaner.
Revo uninstaller as suggested to you is more than adequate.
A month or so ago, I decided to uninstall Chrome. It refused to uninstall using Programs and Features method.
I used Revo and not only it uninstalled promptly , it also asked if I wanted to remove everything from the registry.
I consented and it showed me where they were in the registry with BOLD prints, and I removed all the remnants left in the registry.
A wonderful program to have.
Are you guys aware Revo uninstaller free is not compatible with 64 bit operating systems? It leaves files and registry entities behind.
Revo Uninstaller - compare prices & features
I don't know where you get this info from.
The experience I posted ( post #6 ) was on my Win 10 Home 64-bit.
I was using the Revo free version
Since your post, I did a little googling and I found this.......................
The free version of Revo Uninstaller does not offer full 64-bit compatibility which means that it won't list 64-bit programs in its interface.
That's a serious issue right there as it limits program functionality on 64-bit systems.
That means it may have trouble uninstalling 64-bit programs if they are not listed.
However it will have no trouble uninstalling any 32-bit programs on a 64-bit Windows.
I also read in another site that Revo may not cleanly remove a 64-bit program. It does not say it won't uninstall a 64-bit program. That appears to contradict what the above said.
Cons Doesn't cleanly uninstall 64-bit apps. Doesn't remove browser toolbars and plug-ins.
How do I quickly remove and uninstall Edge? Did anyone make a .reg or .bat file to do it all for you?
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By logging in locally and not with a Microsoft account, One Drive is not activated.
In previous Windows versions you could uninstall One Drive in Programs and Features, but it no longer appears?
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