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

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How to recover photos and videos on a new installation?

I installed ubuntu 15.10 with the option , since I had already 14.04 , installing saving files, documents, photos and video . To restart the bitter surprise , all gone , how do I recover years of hole ...
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Remove Ubuntu and restore DOS, not Windows

I would like to uninstall Ubuntu and bring my laptop back to DOS. I don’t have Windows on it. All the examples I have seen use Windows to uninstall. How do I do this?
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How to remove Nitroshare from Ubuntu 15.10

I would like to uninstall Nitroshare from ubuntu 15.10. But after installation the program does not show up as installed program in the software center. How to uninstall Nitroshare?
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how can i remove a wireless driver?

i want to remove this 2 drivers : PHY Interface Driver Chipset phy0 wlan0mon mac80211_hwsim Software simulator of 802.11 radio(s) for mac80211 phy1 ...
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Install ligthdm after autoremove lightdm

I think I did a big mistake and autoremove through sudo apt-get autoremove lightdm instead of remove lightdm. So in my little knowledge about Linux I think I removed more than lightdm. I ...
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How to purge previously only removed packages?

I have a list of packages on my system, that were installed and removed again, but not purged, i.e. there are still a lot of conffiles etc. laying around. The output of dpkg --get-selections | grep ...
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can't afford to remove Lubuntu installed via Wubi on Windows

I tried to install Lubuntu from Windows via Wubi, but i couldn't afford to do it. Probably the file that i donwloaded from Linux site is not working. But now i'm not able to uninstall it anymore. I ...
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I am trying to uninstall VMWare Workstation but I get..“another installion is in progress..”

I am trying to uninstall VMware Workstation 9 from Ubuntu 13 and 14 but I get the following message "..another installation is in progress please complete the installation.." I am using the sudo ...
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How can I unistall a damge app [closed]

I have installed an old version of WPS Office. A few days ago, something went wrong and now I can't use software udpade among other problems. Just I wanted to update WPS Office. I downloaded: ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu 14.04 lts from ASUS Ux31 [duplicate]

I have an ASUS UX31 (no dvd drive) and I need to reset to Windows 7 OS, but when I try and run the dvd through external dvd drive (setup.exe file) it says "error occured" what to do?
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how to remove microsoft-network folder

hey everyone i wanna delete this folder called microsoft-network how to do this CLick here for image to see what folder i mean
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REMOVE GNS3 1.3.9

This version keeps giving this error message " Can't connect to server http://127.0.0.1:8002 Even when I change the port number. I am wondering how can I uninstall it since I compiled using ...
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How to remove dual-booted Elementary OS with Zorin OS [closed]

I know that this has been asked numerous times. My apologies for duplication related to this and/or similar topics. I originally installed Zorin OS9. I kinda like Zorin at this time. Just recently ...
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Removing Ubuntu without loosing data

Dear all I want to remove ubuntu 14.04 and try Centos without using dual boot (to save space) this is the only OS I have in my labtop. Do I will loose all data in my home directory and Downloads ...
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Remove linux version 3.19.31 [duplicate]

My system was just updated with linux image 3.19.31. When it was rebooted, the system hang at the login screen and did nothing. How can I remove this image? It has a major bug in it.
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Removing program after accidentally removed its installation folder

How can I remove or reinstall a program after I accidentally removed its installation folder? I accidentally removed /opt/spotify/folder and I cannot reinstall spotify-client nor purge it. sudo ...
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problme with Uget after unistalling elementary-desktop

I tried to install elementary-desktop alongside unity on Ubuntu 14.4. I faced some problems so I unistalled it and removed the repository but now I when I open Uget download manger all I have is a ...
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uninstall wireshark Version 1.12.7 from ubuntu trusty tar

I installed this version {version 1.12.7} of Wireshark and its not working as i want it. I compiled it as directed from the tutorial. it works only as root user and the commands to change that ...
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Mate Desktop Environment won't uninstall from Ubuntu

I'm new to the community. I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and decided to install Mate Desktop Environment to use it instead of Unity. I have installed Mate DE from the following ...
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How to remove Hubstaff from Ubuntu

I recently had to install HubStaff (https://hubstaff.com/). Now I need to remove this software from my Linux machine running Ubuntu 15.04 (64 Bit). I browsed their support section ...
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How to uninstall Solr

I used this DigitalOcean article to install Solr 5.3.1 in my system. It worked fine. Now I wish to uninstall it. How do I carry that out? All the existing articles seem to specify using apt-get but ...
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When removing Ubuntu for windows should I delete all partitions?

I'm about to install Windows 10 from a usb. Currently the only operating system on my computer is Ubuntu. I want to remove Ubuntu for windows 10 and probably create a dual boot at a later time. When ...
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Complete Uninstall from your android phone

Guys! I need to completely uninstall linux Ubuntu from my android phone, tried searching the net, all futile. Hoping I hear from all the techie and geeks out here. Cheers!
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How to Uninstall unbuntu [duplicate]

Please tell me how to uninstall my laptop is falling apart. I tried using an iso but it wouldn't mount and using the boot menu at startup wont work either.
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Mricron installation problem?

I am a new Linux user. I installed the current version of Mricron according to the instructions of it's website. But program does not run when I type "startmricro" on the terminal or double click on ...
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uninstall ubuntu 8.10 and grub [duplicate]

how do I remove ubuntu and grub from my vista system and regain access to my second hard disk where ubuntu is installed. There doesn't appear to be an uninstall option on the install disk, so I tried ...
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Uninstall ubuntu to reclaim disk space? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu, and Windows 10 running side by side on my hp laptop. I am running out of storage space on the Windows side. Can I uninstall Ubuntu, and reclaim the partitioned hard drive space?
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Some softwares are not working after uninstall bodhi desktop from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am trying to open synaptic from termial. gksudo synaptic but I am getting the following error. Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/gksudo", line 5, in <module> import ...
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Remove hibernated Windows8.1 from Dualboot System with Linux

I have a dual boot system Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / Win8.1. Windows is hibernated because it stuck up while updating and never got past 100%. I know you can fix that but I just want to get rid of Windows. ...
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apt-get is trying to install when doing a remove --purge

I'm trying to remove a package using sudo apt-get remove --purge ka-lite but when I run that command, it tries to download and install another package instead of removing the one I'm asking for. ...
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How can I completely remove Nagios from Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid)

I cannot find a workaround to completely remove Nagios from Ubuntu Vivid (15.04) Anybody have a solution?
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How to uninstall PacketTracer

I installed cisco packettracer for networking class today, but I have no idea how I would go about uninstalling it. I have tried searching Synaptic Package Manager for terms like packettracer, packet ...
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How I can uninstall without trace files from console? even with the program folder eg gimp uninstall

How I can uninstall without trace files from console? even with the program folder eg gimp uninstall i use sudo apt-get –purge remove gimp sudo apt-get clean gimp and nothig the folder still appear ...
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Usinstalling BricsCAD V15 on Ubuntu 14.04 is not possible?

I have installed BricsCAD V15 from the internet as .deb and the USC helped to complete the installation, what ever I could not find it on the Synaptic Package Manager and I also can't uninstall it ...
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How to Uninstall Spotify forever

i have a problem in my pc, i want to uninstall spotify but im not able to do that. http://i.imgur.com/smHhH6j.png I used synaptic to do it but didnt work for me. I want to uninstall it because its ...
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Uninstalling a program installed from the web [duplicate]

I followed the instructions in How to install Skype 4.3?, and I ended up with these errors in my terminal: W: Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/dists/stable/Release Unable to ...
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Uninstall Apache2 from terminal on Ubuntu14.04 [duplicate]

How can I uninstall Apache2 on Ubuntu 14.04, from the terminal? I don't know the commands.
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Installed Ubuntu on same partition as Windows 7. How can I unistall?

I would like to unistall Linux completely. I will then put Ubuntu on my new computer, as I was just testing it before my custom rig came in. TIA.
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If I “Install alongside Windows”, how would I go about removing Ubuntu if needed? [duplicate]

If I choose the "Install alongside Windows" option in Ubuntu, how would I "uninstall" it if I no longer wanted it?
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why can't completely remove ro say uninstall nginx?

apt-get --purge remove nginx Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer ...
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How can I install software(made for Mac OS) in Ubuntu 14.04?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in my hp compaq 6910P Notebook.Now I want to use mac based software,since I can use windows based software through Wine. But I do not know how to install and run Mac ...
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Uninstall Firefox [duplicate]

Just installed on my new laptop Ubuntu 14.04 and immediately installed Chrome (for programming purposes). I havn't done anything with Mozilla Firefox yet and I want to remove it since I have Chrome. ...
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Uninstalling wine1.5, cannot uninstall

So as stated in a prior question, I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a dedicated server and due to a recent security breach in which an ex-friend used ptraces (not sure what ptraces are) to somehow remotely ...
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How to uninstall steam

ive looked at the other answers on other questions and typed in the code that i needed to but this keeps popping up "Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: ...
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how to uninstall both unixodbc and freetds?

I'm a newbie of using ubuntu, I have followed some guides how to install both unixodbc and freetds, and after I fail to make it work, I decide to uninstall both of them and start from scratch. here ...
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How to Uninstall Pidgin without Removing the whole Desktop System

Pidgin used to be good but can't find any use for it anymore. When I try to uninstall, Synaptic tells me it will remove the Mate Desktop Environment too. Is there a way to only uninstall Pidgin ...
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What is bogofilter, and do I need it?

I am trying to thin out the applications and processes on my computer. To do this, I am going through the pack lists in synaptic. I got to bogofilter, which says its a wordlist spam filter. I am not ...
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Removing changes made to geany

Actually I am a newbie here and I installed geany IDE and made some changes to it like hiding the menu (using the full view ). Now I want to undo those changes but don't know how to do it. Can someone ...
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How to completely remove Phoronix Test Suite?

Is the a way to completely remove Phoronix Test Suite with it's test results, installed suits, etc… from my system? I used the .sh installer file to install the Phoronix Test Suite on my system. So ...
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When using os-uninstaller It says i have to use a live usb to proceed and i was wondering if there was another way of doing this?

I'm trying to uninstall ubuntu with the OS uninstaller, and I am facing a problem. The uninstaller says I need to have a USB or live USB and I was wondering if there was another way to remove Ubuntu ...