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

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Help Uninstalling Ubuntu from Windows 7, both on same drive [duplicate]

I have seen a couple guides that spoke about uninstalling ubuntu and have tried following the guides provided in AskUbuntu. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS from an usb drive and have chosen to ...
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apt-get want to remove all my packages

My apt-get thinks everything including my xserver gdm and other vital softwares are unnecessary. The following is the output. When I once ran upgrade it did remove evrything and I had to reinstall my ...
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two ubuntu 14.04 operating systems along with windows 7

i have some really serious issue with my laptop. this is regarding the Ubuntu 14.04 operation system. Presently,i have installed two ubuntu 14.04 's along side windows 7. so , please can anyone tell ...
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can I remove PPA without affecting software?

I installed a PPA for the very first time according to instructions on here. I achieved my goal (needed to install an application by the name Solaar), and now I wonder if I can uninstall the PPA ...
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How do I uninstall Dropbox?

After booting up, a popup screen tells me Dropbox did not install correctly, but it is lurking somewhere. To install properly I first have to delete the incorrect install. How can I do that? I'm ...
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I've tried Ubuntu for a while and want Windows back [duplicate]

I have tried Ubuntu for a while, and now I want Windows back. But when I put in my USB stick that I have made bootable, it is like the computer can't find it. I just come into a menu that asks me if I ...
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How to hide grub2 menu?

I need some help, I screwed up while trying to auto-mount on boot my USB external HDD, something went wrong and it doesn't boot to Ubuntu. I installed this ...
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How do I delete files in /usr? [duplicate]

I have filled my disk but can see games in /usr that I could delete but can't see how to do it. I am not a computer buff and have no idea what a terminal is.
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wubi uninstallation 12.04.3

I installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 from USB stick inside Windows 7 as it asked for three options to install inside windows to install as its primary OS to do something else I chose to install inside ...
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Switching from Ubuntu Desktop to Server 14.04 [duplicate]

Ok, this Ubuntu disto was originally installed as Ubuntu Server 12.04. Along the line, someone thought it was a good idea to install ubuntu-desktop. It has since been upgraded to 14.04 LTS and remains ...
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How do I uninstall Windows programs from Ubuntu?

Well, I've got a computer with a Windows partition, but whenever I try to boot to it once it's loaded it freezes. I want to free some space from that partition (for example, uninstalling Windows ...
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How do I remove Inbox as my search engine?

Can anyone tell me how to remove inbox as my spammed search engine. I went to tools and removed everything and it will not remove... It will not allow me to use Google or yahoo. thanks bill
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How to fix Windows 8 statup and remove Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

The Dualboot is not working, so I want to get rid of Ubuntu. I think the problem has something to do with UEFI / Legacy, But I have given up now and acceptet that Ubuntu is still for IT Experts only. ...
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How do I delete Fedora 15 from Ubuntu 12? Fedora was installed first

I installed Fedora 15 on my laptop and deleted XP (at least I think XP is deleted). Then I installed Ubuntu as dual boot with Fedora 15. Now I want to remove Fedora 15 and leave only Ubuntu (and XP ...
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Uninstall OS running in dual boot [duplicate]

Supposing I have two Linux distributions, in dual boot (the GRUB menu appears and ask me what to choose): Ubuntu 14.04 elementary OS Adding a new one is very simple: just insert the installation ...
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Could not Uninstall a Package

I am using Ubuntu14.04. I downloaded a "ISO Master" software as a "iso-master-1-3-8-es-en-br-fr-de-it-cn-ar-ru-ubu.deb" file and i installed it via terminal. Now, my problem is i am unable to remove ...
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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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How to REMOVE UNITY at 14.04 [duplicate]

I'm a relative new user in linux, I have a laptop with low-medium hardware, Unity goes OK but when I work with web browser or 3-5 windows and applications , crashes and gets slow. I have installed KDE ...
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uninstall ubuntu 14 and reinstall window 8.1 [duplicate]

I have tried to uninstall and reload windows but I can't. I have tried everything in other posts and nothing seems to work. Even tried to just clean partition and then reinstall got the grub rescue ...
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How can I wipe my hard drive from the Debian command line to install Ubuntu to a blank hard drive?

So here's my dilemma. I tried to install Debian and it wiped out Windows entirely after I installed the GRUB Bootloader. Thinking, "ok, I'll just get it back after I finish installing Debian," I ...
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How to remove all traces of a bad install

I tried installing Ubuntu, and it seemed to work. However, I messed up and put it on the wrong drive. Then I panicked,and tried to remove it. So now, when I try to install it after removing all I can, ...
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Uninstall Windows 8.1 to run Ubuntu 14.04 as the single OS on my laptop?

From the beginning I had Windows 8.1 installed on my laptop. Then I installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows by shrinking a drive on Windows and installing Ubuntu by usb to the latter one. Now I want ...
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Is it possible to undo an apt-get install command?

I installed Carpadio on my Xubuntu install (a Live USB), which then pulled like over 50 packages from, I suppose, the Ubuntu side of the repository. Now I would like to undo this. However for all my ...
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Can I delete libc-bin?

Question is simple, I need to know because I cant upgrade/install anything, because it always says I have to uninstall/delete it to continue. It also says dont do it, if I dont know what I am doing. ...
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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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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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Proper way to uninstall Ubuntu Server

I have installed Ubuntu Server on Windows 8.1 Hyper-V virtual machine. As part of learning I just want to remove the Ubuntu Server completely so that I can reinstall the server once again to get a ...
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Why does a program need 64MB to install but frees up 3.5 MB when it is removed later in Ubuntu?

Okay, I installed a 64MB sized program. Now I'm trying to uninstall it using Terminal: sudo apt-get purge <program-name> after running that command, the confirmation message will be: blah ...
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reset to factory conditions?

Is it possible to reset Ubuntu 14.04 to factory conditions or remove all programs. I tried Ubuntu advanced option (safe mode). I'm new to Ubuntu.
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Uninstall ubuntu from external hard drive + remove bootloader from internal hd

I have created a bootable usb stick with linuxlive and Ubuntu.I then tried to install ubuntu on my external harddrive. However I guess I wrongly picked the drive where the boot section is installed, ...
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Dodgy install/uninstall Puppet

Getting started with Puppet and also not much chop on Ubuntu. Seems I've made a mess of installing/uninstalling Puppet on Tahr. My hunch so far is that I've deleted it incorrectly and now my ...
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How do I remove Skype 4.3 from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (32-bit)

I installed Skype on my nephew's new Ubuntu 14.04 LTS machine, and now we've decided to remove it. But I'm not able to locate it in my Installed programs section of Ubuntu Software Center. I'm able to ...
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how to delete windows?

I realize this question must have been put before and there is answers lying about. I didn't manage to find them. I hope some kind soul will show me where to look. How can every freaking aspect of ...
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How to remove files created by sudo make install

I was installing llvm using sudo make install but due to space constraint it was not completed and got failed but in the meanwhile it has created so many heavy files in my machine so that now I am ...
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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 Ubuntu completely and install Windows 7? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Computer. I completely deleted my Windows 7 (which I had previously installed). Now I have changed my mind and I wish to install Windows 7 again and I am having ...
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Fully scan and clean broken installations in Ubuntu 12.04

I have gone through the Dist Usage Utility in Ubuntu and I deleted some folders here and there in my Desktop and also in my Downloads. These included some software packages I had installed ...
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How To Remove Ubuntu Without The Ubuntu Partition [duplicate]

I would like to remove my Ubuntu which is dual-booting with windows 7. I don't remember how I installed it, but the Ubuntu partition does not appear on the Disk Management. (Have a SYSTEM partition ...
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How to uninstall SBT?

My current installed Simple Build Tool (SBT) is corrupted and I want to reinstall it. The problem is I didn't install SBT through sudo apt-get command. I followed the tutorial here: ...
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I can not uninstall skype from the Ubuntu Software Center

I tried opening ubuntu software center to uninstall skype, but it doesn't list ANY software under the installed tab. it doesn't list my firefox browser, skype, or anything else. What do I do now?
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How can I uninstall Adobe acroread when nothing else works?

I have checked all similar questions. None of them offer a working solution in my case. This is not a duplicate. Here are the details of my unique situation: $ acroread This causes Adobe Acrobat ...
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How to remove default installed Windows 8.1 and replace with Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I've just bought a new computer with default installed Windows 8.1 and i absolutely hate it. I've been using Ubuntu before, but it was totally different for me, because i installed it on an empty ...
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How do I safely delete a program in Ubuntu?

I just installed 'Sublime Text 3' and for some reason I can't install the 'package manager'. Anyway, I want to try uninstall it but I can't find it in my 'ubuntu software center'. On this page it ...
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How do I Uninstall Deepin Software Center?

I installed Deepin Software Center yesterday.But now when i want to uninstall it, i cant find it on Ubuntu Software center 'installed' section. Do not know the SUDO CODE too. Can anyone help?
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Remove ubuntu-desktop

I've installed xubuntu-desktop and I want to get rid of all the ubuntu-desktop and Unity-related packages. But all the guides I've found are either outdated (psychocatz) or simply don't work ...
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How to fully remove phpMyAdmin? [closed]

I have a server with Ubuntu server on it... I install phpMyAdmin and screwed up in the installation. I need help uninstalling every single file that came with phpMyAdmin. Thanks for the answers, your ...
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Need help getting on windows and uninstalling ubuntu [duplicate]

Im using a Hp pavilion dm1 and I installed ubuntu using a usb stick because my laptop doesnt have a disk drive, I installed ubuntu on a new partition and chose to copy my files to it when installing. ...
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How to completely remove Qt environment?

How to completely remove Qt environment? I installed Qt Creator Integrated Development from the Ubuntu Software Center, then I compiled and installed Qt 4.8.6. There were few errors when I try to ...
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How to uninstall ubuntu 14.04 from windows7 [Dual Boot]. Without using windows 7 dvd for master boot fix [duplicate]

I have been searching for a while to uninstall Ubuntu 14.04. I will reinstall the fresh copy of Ubuntu 14.04 in another partition which I will be doing after few months till then I will use Windows 7. ...
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Completely remove windows 7 ult x64 w/o live CD?

Finally I want to ditch windows completely but after googling I found that to remove win7 from dual boot I've to use live cd/usb, But I don't want to download 700MB+ again. Is there is any other way?