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

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Uninstall Ubuntu Without Breaking Windows 8.1 Pro Installation

I have a Dell Inspiron 17-3721 With Windows 8 Preinstalled, I upgraded to 8.1, then 8.1 Pro W/ MC, I later installed Ubuntu 14.04 as a second OS. I want to uninstall ubuntu to make more space for my ...
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uninstall lampp on ubuntu using terminal command

I want to uninstall LAMPP on Ubuntu on VM. Please advise command to archive this. I have downloaded package using wget command and run sudo ./xampp-linux-1.8.3-2-installer.run. How to delete folder ...
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I want to completely remove all traces of Libreoffice 3x

I've heard that Libreoffice 4 is a great improvement over the old versions. I've just re-installed Ubuntu 12.04 (because I've used ot a lot and it's still supported). So, I did the apt-get remove on ...
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how to safely remove drive?

When I right click on my disk, I have a "safely remove drive" option that appears. When I "safely remove drive", the disk icon goes off, before coming back in a second later. I can hear the disk that ...
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(Xubuntu)How to 'Right Click-Delete' apps in the Applications Menu, like the uninstall feature in Unity

Right clicking reveals several options for the selected app, but I cant actually uninstall the app, instead I have to open the Software Center and manually uninstall. Is there a way to simplify this ...
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How to remove KDE Connect dependecies in Cinnamon or any other DE?

I installed KDE Connect in Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity. Now I want to remove the app and all 60 MB of KDE dependencies. If I don't know those package names, how can I remove all the dependencies and not ...
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How to remove Kubuntu 15.04 without loosing Ubuntu?

I have just updated to Kubuntu 15.04 but in KDE there are lots of problems. After installation is broken. So I need to remove Kubuntu 15.04 completely and reinstall it. Before I was using Kubuntu ...
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Unable to unistall software in wine [duplicate]

I am trying to unistall a Windows application installed in Wine. When I run the command: wine unistall - -software it says uninstall: command not found.
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I've installed Latest Ubuntu Desktop 14.04.2 LTS but the old OS (Windows Small Business Server 2003)still showing

I have bought a fairly old server, HP ML110 G4, it has 3GB RAM & 250GB space. After installing Ubuntu Desktop 14.04.2 & selecting to erase the old OS on install, I find the old OS is still ...
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Confusion regarding sudo apt-get purge make

I tried to uninstall make because I wanted to see something and I did sudo apt-get purge make the thing is that in the uninstall process it showed a warning and some weird packages being uninstalled ...
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Uninstalling Dependencies. Is This a Good Practice?

As far as I know I can uninstall a program from Ubuntu using this command... $ sudo dpkg -r packagename But this does not remove the dependencies while the packagename installed. To remove all ...
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How to remove a newer kernel while booted with the older kernel?

I have two kernels installed on my system. 3.16... and 3.19.3...I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 and it came with the 3.16...kernel. I decided to try the latest possible kernel (3.19.3...), but I sometimes ...
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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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Why doesn't “apt-get autoremove” remove all installed dependencies?

Installing libav-tools and ubuntu-restricted-extras also installs these new packages: cabextract chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra freepats gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3 gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad ...
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How to uninstall Nomachine

I want to remove 'NOMACHINE' from my computer, but I can't see it in software manage. I tried to delete the files but, some are locked. How should I proceed?
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How can I remove Ubuntu and reinstall a fresh Ubuntu 15.04 to my computer? [duplicate]

I don't really know what I'm doing, and don't want to get this wrong. I've made a backup of everything I want to keep on an external hard drive, and wish to do a clean install of Ubuntu 15.04 from a ...
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Uninstall broken Plex Media Server from 15.04

I tried installing Plex Media Server on Ubuntu 15.04 but it didn't work because of the migration to systemd from Upstart. Unfortunately I can't seem to be able to uninstall it now either, since the ...
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How can I uninstall oracle java 8 and install oracle java 7 instead with webupd8 installer?

I installed oracle java 8 by typing in terminal: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer but now I want to uninstall oracle ...
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Where do cancelled downloads go in Ubuntu software center?

When you cancel a download in Ubuntu software center, where exactly do they go? Are they deleted or do we need to manually delete them?
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LibreOffice Draw tries to download 27.9 MB data when I try to remove it

I'm trying to uninstall libreoffice on Ubuntu Software Center. But it says it will also remove Impress as well. When I confirm, it starts downloading some 27.9 MB data. Why is this so? Update: ...
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How to Remove the bootloader and automativally start ubuntu 14.04

Currently I am using Ubuntu alongside Windows 7.I have decided to get rid of windows and gain some extra disk space.That's easy. But How am i Supposed to remove the Bootloader at startup and directly ...
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I uninstalled lxde using all methods but still lubuntu screen displays while logging in

I have uninstalled lxde using terminal and it is not visible in my laptop but still its screen is displayed while logging in, and in the list of desktop environments options it is available
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How can I uninstall ubuntu and then install windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I want verification that my windows 8.1 instalation disk will run if i uninstall ubuntu
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How to uninstall plex from ubuntu

I am finding it impossible to completely remove plex from my Ubuntu system, i get the following error: davewold@ubuntuhome:~$ sudo aptitude purge plexmediaserver [sudo] password for davewold: no ...
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How to get removed a broken package (in this case “click”)?

How to get removed broken package click? I'm trying install ubuntu-sdk in my 14.04 Ubuntu. I am getting too many errors. sudo apt-get autoremove -f click Reading package lists ... Done Building ...
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Cannot remove NGINX

I have been experimenting with nginx as a webserver for php files. I come from an Apache background but I wanted to try it. I recently had an issue with it and needed to switch back to Apache. I ...
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How 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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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 can I revert back from an upgrade to the Proposed repository?

I mistakenly enabled the Pre-release updates (natty-proposed) repository and then upgraded all packages. How can I undo this? Here are the test results from @enzotib's instructions and the test ...
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How do I remove the LAMP stack so I can start over?

I'd like to start over with my webserver and I'd like to reinstall all the LAMP packages, how do I do that?
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How can I uninstall Qt5 that I installed from .run?

I installed Qt from qt-linux-opensource-5.0.1-x86_64-offline.run file. It works fine, but I am unable to use KDE libs in it. So can anyone please say how to uninstall it?? I could also not find any ...
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How to uninstall a not fully installed or removed package?

Alright so here is my problem, I tried installing Spotify. It wasn't going well so I decided to uninstall it. Being a complete n00b I though deleting the folder where it was installed to would solve ...
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how to uninstall mariadb in ubuntu 14.04

I have installed mariaDB from source and now I need to uninstall it, I used these commands to install it: $ wget http://mirrors.hustunique.com/mariadb/mariadb-10.0.14/source/mariadb-10.0.14.tar.gz $ ...
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Completely Remove Ruby + Rails + Gems?

I have messed up my ruby dev environment on Ubuntu 10.04. I need to install Ruby this time using RVM. What is the best possible way to remove: Ruby All Gems RubyGems From my machine, so that I ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu 15.04 from dual boot on windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I want to uninstall ubuntu 15.04 . I dual booted it with windows 8.1. Please help me step by step, how to safely uninstall it... I dont want to loose any data. I used 2gb as swap area and 13 gb for ...
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How to install fglrx with Wine (Gnome 15.04)

I want to play some Windows-only steam games without having to reboot into Windows every time. But when I install Wine it uninstalls my FGLRX driver software, keeping me from playing games at all. ...
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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 to uninstall Google Chrome?

I decided to try out Google Chrome and see if it was any different from Chromium, but now I can't figure out how to uninstall it. That's what I have installed. How to get rid of it is the question.
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Removing Oracle JDK and re-configuring update-alternatives

Please check the scenario below: sudo update-alternatives --config java There are 5 choices for the alternative java (providing /usr/bin/java). Selection Path ...
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uninstallation didn't work

I recently installed "Battle for Wesnoth" and the "BfW map editor" from software center. I uninstalled it with Software Center and now the game is shown as uninstalled there. However, I can still ...
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Can not uninstall MongoDB

It seems that following the official MongoDB installation instructions when installing on Debian makes you heading for a world of pain. First, it did not install correctly, so now I am trying to ...
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How to remove MySql apt repo

I was trying to install MySql on my system running Ubuntu 14.04. So I added a MySql apt from the link Steps to fresh install MySql After running into a lot of trouble and realizing the apt uses libs ...
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How to remove after login screen (annoyingly slow)?

I've just installed Ubuntu Server LTS. After login, the screen slooooowwwwwlllllyyyy mutates into a splash screen with a gear and other icons and then sloooowwwwwllllyyyy presents the desktop. How ...
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Can i remove a package from apt without uninstall

is it posible to remove a package from apt without uninstall it from disc? I have a broken owncloud package. I was able to repare the installation manually but now i always get an update error ...
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How to remove all i386 packages from Ubuntu 64bit?

Over the time I installed many i386 packages, which I no longer need. How can I clean up the system and stay only with the amd64 packages?
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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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Uninstall LaTeX and reinstall from official site

Ubuntu 14.04 Texlive info : TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2013/Debian) kpathsea version 6.1.1 Following this post I'm thinking about completely removing LaTeX and reinstalling from the official tug ...
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How to delete all OSes on a computer except for one

I want a simple way to delete all Oses off my computer except for one, that being Ubuntu. I also want to put all the remaining unallocated space onto the Ubuntu partition, so that it may have the ...
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can I safely remove accountsservice?

My disk is near full and I need to remove so many software. Can I remove accountsservice with no worry? Is is related to account-plugins or user login into Ubuntu? Will I have problem in ubuntu login? ...
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How do I uninstall Zentyal or can I revert to a 'clean' installation somehow?

I have installed zentyal 3.5 from the Zentyal PPA on a fresh ubuntu 14.04 installation. After a few tests I want to uninstall zentyal. Unfortunately, there are no instructions as to how to remove ...