Questions about uninstalling softwares in Ubuntu, or uninstalling Ubuntu from a computer.

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Problem unistalling ubuntu 13.10 from bootloader(windows 8)

I installed ubuntu 13.10 on my usb. Then I formatted the usb with ubuntu 13.10, but now how to remove the ubuntu from boot loader on windows 8. I was trying to install ubuntu 14.10 on my hard disk ...
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Remove Ubuntu From Live USB

I want to use Ubuntu on my USB Stick as shown here. But was wandering if I can change my USB Stick back when I have finished trying Ubuntu? And if I can, how?
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Hot to unistall Jdownloader 2 beta?

I want to uninstall Jdownloader 2 beta, having taken the steps in this webpage: http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/tag/13-04/. Apparently, it is a sort of installation with ".sh" files. What I have ...
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uninstall packages using dpkg

I want to uninstall openoffice package and want to do this using single command or regular expression i.e dpkg -r openoffice-org* but dpkg doesnot accept wild cards how can i uninstall all the ...
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Removing BlueZ and friends packages completely in Ubuntu 14.04

Am using a Dell Inspiron N4110 laptop. It is running Ubuntu 14.04 amd64 and Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (both fresh installations) in dual-boot configuration. The laptop has Atheros WLAN + Bluetooth 4.0. ...
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How do I remove microsoft windows on an asus desktop [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu but Windows is still there. My old Ubuntu CD won't work on the ASUS Desktop as there's no CD drive. How do I completely remove Windows?
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Uninstall a manually installed program [duplicate]

I have installed a program (taskwarrior.org) manually --- cmake, make, make install, etc. How do I completely uninstall a program installed this way? There was no 'uninstall' script in the ...
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How to install a orig.tar.gz installed package

Hey all I downloaded this file (http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/laptop-mode-tools) but can't seem to be able to uninstall it. I tried looking online as well as the README file but there is only ...
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Completely uninstall xampp if not installed from apt-get

I've downloaded XAMPP from their website. And then manually installed it from my home directory and it is installed in /opt/lampp I've made tons of changes and I don't remember how to revert back to ...
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How do I remove wine and playonlinux completely?

PlayOnLinux isn't working, so I uninstalled and then re-installed it. But still it isn't working. I think I did not uninstall it correctly. Could someone help me?
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How to recover partition when uninstalling wubi?

I have uninstalled wubi on my laptop, the problem is, my Hard Disk space wasn't restored. It went from 500gb to 250gb when I installed wubi, but when I uninstalled wubi/ubuntu, my hard disk space is ...
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how to uninstall viber completely from Ubuntu 14.04?

How can i uninstall viber completely from Ubuntu 14.04? I did not find any option.
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Install texlive-full in ubuntu 13.10 with texlive.iso installed

Today I first installed the texlive by texlive.iso, but it is not as 'full' as texlive-full. So I want to install texlive by sudo apt-get install texlive-full. What should I do before this ...
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How can you completely remove a package?

I am trying to do a clean install of the octave3.2 package. To do this, I removed it, then tried to reinstall it. When I reinstalled, an error occurred. It could be a bug in the package, but I ...
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Some troubles updating texlive-full [on hold]

I have several problems in updating my packages in ubuntu 13.04. In particular when I run the update manager it showed me that there were some problems with the following packages: tex-common ...
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Removing Ubuntu 14.04 without disc drive [duplicate]

I was having issues with Windows 8 a while back so i installed Ubuntu 14.04 but now i cant figure out how to get back to Windows 8. I have no disc drive but i have the code for windows 8 that came on ...
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How to remove Gnome from Ubuntu Desktop 14.04

I need to use Ubuntu Desktop on my server for certain reasons because I can't use Ubuntu Server, but to make it more efficient I would like to remove the desktop environment and boot straight to the ...
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How can I uninstall Ubuntu when dual-booted? [duplicate]

I've been deciding on whether to install Ubuntu and keep it as dual-boot, or to only use Windows, and I need to know how to uninstall Ubuntu and keep Windows alone, with all my Windows data left on ...
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How to remove Google Drive from Ubuntu

Can you tell me the command lines for removing Google Drive from Ubuntu? I don't find it very useful since it doesn't sync for some reason, I would rather use internet version only. I've used this ...
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I need help uninstalling Ubuntu please help [duplicate]

I want remove Ubuntu. Is there any chance that I may make a bootable usb. Or a easy and safe way to remove Ubuntu.
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uninstall ati catalyst control drivers ubuntu 12.04

I followed the steps described on http://www.thefanclub.co.za/how-to/ubuntu-amd-catalyst-install and now my ubuntu gives me the blank screen .. i tried a lot of things to uninstall ati catalyst but ...
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Installing few packages removed shotwell

While trying to install these packages: elementry-desktop, xubuntu-desktop & synaptic my shotwell got removed. Why? Will there be any conflict if I try to install shotwell again? Please help, I ...
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How to uninstall Ubuntu 14.04, screenshot of GParted [duplicate]

So I want to uninstall Ubuntu 14.04 from my PC as I can't log back into Windows 8.1 and I have all my programs on that and I really just wanna get rid of Ubuntu. Please help otherwise I'm done for D: ...
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Uninstall a package that I have installed using a .sh script [duplicate]

I have more older versions of NetBeans installed on my system and I would like to uninstall them. The problem is that I have installed them all from a .sh shell installer script simply running from ...
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How to uninstall Hbase from Ubuntu?

I had installed HBase -0.94 in my Ubuntu system. I want to uninstall it now. I tried, sudo apt-get purge hadoop-hbase but it shows unable to locate package. Help me uninstall it.
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How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on?

I have absolutely no experience with Linux, and I desperately need to get my laptop back up and running again with Windows. How do I remove Ubuntu?
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Uninstall-Ubuntu.exe doesnt start win8

I started to install ubutu 14 and then installition wasnt response so i closed my computer.Then i tried to install it again but it keep sayin that previous installition was detected remove it before ...
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How do I remove the Ubuntu Software Center?

I have a pretty slow computer, and every time I open Ubuntu Software Center, the entire computer slows down, and 97% of the time, it hangs. So, I was wondering whether you can uninstall Ubuntu ...
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Installed a software from source code, how to uninstall it? [duplicate]

Recently I've been doing some reading on FFmpeg, and so I was told that FFmpeg served by the Ubuntu official repository is outdated. I followed the official FFmpeg installation guide, and managed to ...
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Help. I installed Gnome on my computer and now i would like to uninstall it since now I have cinnamon. [duplicate]

problem is i havent been able to delete it. I dont remember how I installed it but now I would just like to get rid of it. FYI. Im using a laptop with Ubuntu 14.04
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Is it safe to remove old kernels after installing the latest mainline?

I have installed the mainline kernel 3.10 as recommended here so that I can have my WiFi. I'm running into space problems as described here (dpkg configuration running out of space, having separate ...
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How to completly remove php libraries?

I use zsh. when I try to upgrade the system, some packages related to php pop up, I want to remove them sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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How to uninstall all non-default software?

I want to essentially reset Ubuntu 14.04 to factory settings, but I want to keep my unity preferences and my python packages. I'm thinking I should just uninstall all software that aren't factory ...
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Revert accidental uninstall of Windows [duplicate]

I followed some instructions to uninstall Ubuntu on my HDD because I would like to reinstall Ubuntu on an external HDD. I burned the image on a dvd. Unfortunately when starting the computer with the ...
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iptables-persistent not uninstalling

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and I simply want to uninstall iptables-persistent to test something. As suggested here ...
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Remove darkcoin-qt

How do I remove cleanly darkcoin-qt application (the wallet for darkcoin) ? I tried "sudo apt-get remove darkcoin-qt" but it does not work ("unable to locate package...").
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Problems uninstalling Ubuntu/Grub on a Windows 8 Laptop

I have tried to uninstall Ubuntu on my dual-booted Windows 8 laptop and seem to be having issues with removing the GRUB startup thing. When it starts up, the GRUB "menu" just says, "GNU GRUB version ...
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How to remove a defective wine application that refuses to uninstall?

I attempted to install a windows application (DaemonLite) via Wine. Halfway through, a message came up that because of some "serious problem" it was not possible to install the program. Yet the ...
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Delete Ubuntu from dual boot Windows 8.1 in GPT disk [duplicate]

I'm using Windows dual booting with Ubuntu. I have uninstalled, and at that time my disk was formated as MBR. After deleting all partitions of Ubuntu I choose to rebuild the MBR in my disk. That way ...
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What is the Difference Between `apt-get purge` and `apt-get remove`? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the correct way to completely remove an application? Is there any difference between sudo apt-get purge <package-name> and sudo apt-get remove ...
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Totally remove unity from Ubuntu 14.04 with its dependencies and configurations

My unity is damaged. I need to reinstall it but when I reinstall it nothing changes. Nothing is fixed. I tried reinstalling it from the software centre. (packages "ubuntu-desktop" and "unity"). I ...
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How to uninstall programs (Comodo) [duplicate]

So Comodo wont work properly so I want to uninstall it. I dont want to install other programs that are not legitiment
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How to remove redmine from ubuntu 12.04

Log: :/opt/maven$ sudo apt-get -f install redmine-sqlite Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to ...
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Complete removal of all bluetooth related packages

I have a poorly powered netbook and I would like to safely "trim the fat" from my 14.04 install. What I'm looking to do is remove all traces of bluetoothd (a service that does not seem to want to ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu 14.04 WITHOUT Recovery Disk/USB - HELP NEEDED URGENTLY! [duplicate]

I am dual booting Windows 8 & Ubuntu and I want to safely uninstall Ubuntu from Windows 8. 2 Questions 1) How do I safely uninstall Ubuntu from Windows 8 without a recovery disk/USB?: Can I not ...
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Unable to shut down: failed to execute child process “lubuntu-logout” (no such file or directory)

I am unable to shut down after i uninstalled many programs in lubuntu using software center. The error message that I get is: Failed to execute child process "lubuntu-logout" (no such file or ...
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Problem apache server (re-)Installation

I am newbie in Ubuntu and I removed all apache file following command sudo chown user /etc/init.d/apache2 sudo chmod 755 /etc/init.d/apache2 sudo rm /etc/init.d/apache2 I know its wrong way to ...
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How can I remove Windows and upgrade Wubi install to a full install without a CD or USB stick?

I have Windows XP with Wubi installed. Now I want to remove Windows XP and upgrade the Wubi install to a full installation. How can I do that without a USB stick or a CD?
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How do I uninstall a program that I did not install using apt-get

I have installed a program called LIGGGHTS by following the installation instructions in this link: https://github.com/CFDEMproject/LIGGGHTS-PUBLIC/wiki/Installing-LIGGGHTS-on-Ubuntu-12.x I had ...
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Remove ubuntu-gnome-desktop?

I've recently installed ubuntu-gnome-desktop on my Ubuntu 12.10 32 bit system. It all worked, but now I would like to remove it again, since I like Unity better. This includes undoing all changes like ...