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

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How do I remove Ubuntu, wipe hard drive and install Windows XP?

I have ubuntu 11.10, but i want to remove it, format my hard drive and install windows xp, but when i try doing this from the windows installer it says that the hard drive can't be formated so i would ...
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Corrupt Pidgin - Unable to remove

I recently installed Pidgin and tried to install pidgin-facebookchat. Ubuntu software center now says that pidgin is corrupt so I press repair but nothing gets fixed. I've tried sudo apt-get purge ...
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How do I uninstall the TuxOnIce kernel in 12.04?

I recently installed tuxonice on a Toshiba z830. I have ubuntu 12.04 (kernel was: 3.2.0-26) I wanted to be able to hibernate, which I consider to be a basic thing a OS should allow you to do. Well, it ...
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How to uninstall a program in Wine? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Uninstall a program installed with Wine How do you uninstall a program in Wine? I tried installing a windows program through wine but it didn't work and now I can't ...
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How do I get back hard drive space after I have uninstalled Ubuntu from Windows?

I installed Ubuntu on windows like it says to do it on Ubuntu's website as an application. I did not want it to create a separate partition on my hard drive. A few days ago, I uninstalled Ubuntu by ...
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How do I remove Ubuntu from a dual-boot Windows 7 laptop?

I'm new to Ubuntu and liked it a lot! However after testing it on my old crappy laptop I now want to remove it. I've looked at tutorials on how to uninstall and it says to start by deleting the Linux ...
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How do I remove non-functional links from the Dash?

I have dead (non-functional) links in my Dash, how do I manually remove them? They were created by an installation of a Java program via bash script. Here is the script (if it helps): Minecraft
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How to completely remove the kubuntu-desktop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove kubuntu-full and all it's applications? I installed the kubuntu-desktop on Ubuntu 12.04. I promptly removed it, the applications it installed are ...
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How can I “toggle” the unity launcher?

I don't want to hide it, like put my mouse of the top-left/left side of the screen, I want to have like a ccsm plugin that can say to turn it on/off. How can I do this but also have the possibility 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 to Uninstall / Remove Ubuntu 12.04 from Live Media

I need to uninstall and reinstall Ubuntu, but when I open it, the only options that come up are Demo mode and Learn more, nothing about Uninstalling.
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Unable to uninstall applications via Ubuntu Software Centre

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 Recently I tried to uninstall apps from Ubuntu Software centre, but it shows the app is uninstalled, but with some error. When I check the application from App Menu, It ...
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What packages are safe to uninstall to reduce installation size? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I turn my desktop Ubuntu 8.04 into a command line only install? This question is similar to a previous question I asked How can I turn my desktop Ubuntu 8.04 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: Replacing pulseaudio with Alsa?

Because of skype sound issues I was told to replace pulseaudio with alsa. I only found a solution for Ubuntu 10.10. Does this still work for Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin? Or does it still not make ...
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How to uninstall ubuntu 12.04 installed from inside windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I uninstall Ubuntu Wubi? I installed Ubuntu running windows 7. Now I want to remove it, want to know if i just need to uninstall it from control Panel, or is ...
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Unable to fully remove Juju

After downloading Juju and playing around with it a little bit, my curiosity is satisfied. I decided to move on to other endeavors and uninstall Juju, although despite my best efforts a piece of Juju ...
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How do I uninstall Wubi? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I uninstall Ubuntu Wubi? How can I uninstall Ubuntu which I installed using Wubi without affecting my files if I have 2 OS's on 1 partition?
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How to deinstall top panel or allow programs/windows to be ontop of that panel

As the title says. The problem is my screen size is 1080p, and i need a program to run in 1080p in window mode, but the top panel is forcing the programwindow out of the screen how to fix that. or ...
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How do you remove Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on? I have no idea what was deleted or uninstalled or even what system ran previously on the computer. The computers are ...
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How to uninstall Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ( installed alongside Win 7 from Boot CD) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on? A few days back I installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows. When I put the CD in, the setup said that I should boot from CD ...
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Removing Samba Error

I am having a problem with Samba package. So I did the following to remove it, and got some errors. # sudo apt-get --purge remove samba-common Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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How to perform full system restore on Ubuntu 12.04 removing all software footprints

How to go about performing system restore in Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) so that it also remove all software footprints as well. My system has only Ubuntu and is 64 bit.
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How to remove Ubuntu from dual boot system with Windows 7?

I wish to remove Ubuntu and I'm not quite sure how. I know it has something to do with partitions. I have 3 partitions. 1. OS [683 GB] 2. Recovery [14 GB] 3. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (E:) I know it says ...
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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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Windows Installer (Trial Run)

So Windows Installer is like a trial run in my mind from what I see. It partitions your hard drive so you can use Ubuntu, but Ubuntu relies on Windows remaining on the system, yes? So I have 2 ...
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Removing GRUB from windows system after uninstalling Ubuntu from Windows 7 [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 (no separate partitions, I selected inside windows option). I want to uninstall Ubuntu but last time I tried it and the Ubuntu is released but the GRUB ...
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How to create Windows XP LiveUSB using Ubuntu to replace it

I am using an Acer Aspire One netbook with no CD-disk drive, and would like to uninstall Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and install Windows XP in its place. The problem here is that I can't seem to find a program ...
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Replace Unity with Gnome / Cinnamon [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install the Cinnamon Desktop? I have already installed Ubuntu 12.04 and now cannot reinstall Kubuntu Xubuntu etc. I don't want Unity and its associated stuff ...
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How can I uninstall Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on? I have installed ubuntu netbook edition via a bootable-USB and upgraded ubuntu to 11.04 via network connection. I want to ...
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How to uninstall the following?

I've used the following:- cd wget --no-check-certificate -O autodl-setup http://sourceforge.net/projects/autodl-irssi/files/autodl-setup/download sudo sh autodl-setup to:- Install nginx ...
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How to resolve - dpkg error : old pre-removal script returned error exit status 102

I am unable to install or remove a package on my Ubuntu 10.04 due to the following error. $ sudo apt-get autoremove Password: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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How do I remove Ubuntu 12.04 and install Windows XP? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove ubuntu I have an Acer Aspire One ZG5, Ubuntu is the only operating system running. I want to put Windows XP back on but it won't work. Have been trying to ...
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how to safely Uninstall Ubuntu 12.04 and reinstall 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to roll back Ubuntu to a previous version? I upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04 following the instructions here. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PreciseUpgrades. But ...
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sudo apt-get remove does not remove config files

I'm new to Linux/Ubuntu - and I'm wondering if the behaviour I'm seeing is as designed. I have installed vsftpd: sudo apt-get install vsftpd Then I remove: sudo apt-get remove vsftpd However, ...
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How can I remove the mail icon and drop-down menu from the Ubuntu 12.04 task bar? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove the Mail icon indicator applet? I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. Is it possible to completely remove the 'mail' icon + drop-down menu from task-bar? If you can ...
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Skype installed or not installed, that is the question

After upgrading 11.10 to 12.04, I noticed that Skype 2.2.0.35 was no longer on the sidebar of icons. Found it in Dash and it runs but no sound. Figured I'd check Ubuntu Software Center and reinstall ...
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How to Remove Unnecessary Packages

I had installed OpenJDK 7 Runtime (openjdk-7-jre) and when it was installed, it also accompany with lot of package depends, but when i wanted to remove. it just removed openjdk-7-jre size 800 kb, and ...
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How do I safely uninstall unused ubuntu installs

Im trying to clean up my drive as I've got some duplicates of 11.10 installed. My original install was messed up so I reinstalled (foolishly thinking it would just write over the original). I lived ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu 11.10 [duplicate]

I was upgrading my ubuntu from 11.10 to 12.04 LTS but the power went off. So when i restarted by laptop there was a black screen that came. Then I downloaded 12.04 from windows 7. It is rebooting ...
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Program uninstalled but still on list to remove

I have installed mysql-server-5.1 from terminal. Something went wrong and I had to uninstall it, done. When I type: sudo apt-get remove mysql double tab, it still give me a list with some mysql ...
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Which is the best method to install/uninstall apps in Ubuntu?

While apps can be installed with the apt-get command, Synaptic Package Manager or Ubuntu Software Centre, can anybody throw some light on which is the best method? I recently installed kubuntu-desktop ...
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How do I remove Cinnamon?

Today I installed Cinnamon 1.4 but when I log in to it I can't see any panels, just my background image. Can you tell me how to log in to Unity using the terminal and how to remove Cinnamon?
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How do I completely remove Ubuntu 12.04 on my Mac?

I have dual booted Ubuntu 12.04 on my Mac using disk utility and the rEFIt tool.The battery life is very bad and therefore I want to switch back to Ubuntu 10.04 . How can I completely remove the 12.04 ...
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Can I completely remove Gnome and leave xmonad?

I've installed xmonad. I'm trilled with it. I can now use it as my one and only WM. I'm just wondering is it going to work without problems if I totally remove Gnome. I'm using Ubuntu 10.04.
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How to uninstall Ubuntu 12.04 in dell inspirion 14r laptop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to uninstall Ubuntu from a dual boot system? How to uninstall Ubuntu 12.04 completely from dell inspirion 14r laptop? I installed it with the iso file writing in a ...
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Unable to uninstall or reinstall Ubuntu desktop

The uninstall-wubi option doesn't work. When I try reinstalling it they show an error and tells me to check "wubi 12.04 rev266" log Everything goes fine till the bottom which shows this: There is ...
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uninstalling Ubuntu Partition

I want to uninstall Ubuntu that I have partitioned on my hard drive? I want it uninstalled so that I can install the new version for Windows that allows for Dual Booting(alongside Windows)How do I get ...
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Emacs uninstallation and upgrade

Currently I have the standard Emacs installation, 2.3.1, from Ubuntu repo, but would like to get a newer version of Emacs from GNU website, which is 2.3.4. My question is that do I need to wipe out my ...
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How do I delete the blue gnome wallpaper from my wallpaper selection in prefs?

I just got rid of adwaita theme in my ubuntu install, but the blue striped wallpaper is still there, how do I find it and remove it manually or run command in terminal to delete it?
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Which default programs can be safely uninstalled?

Which programs installed by default in Ubuntu are generally regarded as safe to uninstall? I'm mostly thinking of things like social networking, E-mail, you know. Bonus stuff.