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

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How To Undo Changes In Synaptic Package Manager

I was trying to uninstall Python then reinstall it because some files from it were missing. When I clicked apply changes it uninstalled it started uninstalling things like Firefox, Compiz and other ...
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How to uninstall an application

How can I uninstall an application including systemwide configuration files and user-specific configuration files of that app?
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Uninstall Ubuntu from windows dual boot

I've dual booted Windows 7 and Ubuntu on my computer and I'm having trouble uninstalling Ubuntu. I don't remember how I installed it but I've ruled some things out. Most tutorials tell me to delete ...
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Don't know the Ubuntu's password! How to uninstall Ubuntu?

I got my laptop with Ubuntu however, I have no idea about the password that was set on it. How may I uninstall it?
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dpkg: error processing mfc8500lpr:i386 (--remove)

I uninstalled this package with synaptic but it does not appear to have been completely removed. I used autoremove and the result is below. Reviewed several help requests but non seemed to work. ...
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I deleted Ubuntu and now my laptop is unusable. Can anyone help please? [closed]

I removed Ubuntu Desktop using os-uninstaller, and wanted to put Win 8 back on my laptop. I wasn't dual booting- I installed Ubuntu directly over Win 8. Now my laptop won't do anything. I boot it, ...
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Remove Ubuntu to downgrade [duplicate]

I'm trying to remove ubuntu so I can downgrade to a more stable release (I grabbed the latest one, it's crashtacular but I really like it when it works). It's a single boot system. I have the USB key ...
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KDE Accessible always open and unclosable

since today i have a weird icon in my notifications area, its called KDE accessible... it has a close button but it doesn't closes when i press that button. it also has a process but that process is ...
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How to uninstall linux-backports-modules-cw-3.4-precise-generic?

How to uninstall linux-backports-modules-cw-3.4-precise-generic? I want to uninstall it. How ? I try following Command but NOt Working $ sudo apt-get remove ...
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CODEBLOCKS_DATA_DIR environment variable

I had installed CODE::BLOCKS in Ubuntu 12.04 and it was working jut fine until ~2 days ago when the program start to freezing out every ~10 sec. I decided to reinstall CODE::BLOCKS. First, I did: $ ...
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How to uninstall these Parole plugins

I'm using Xubuntu and while playing a YouTube video in Parole it said 'Parole needs text/html decoder to play this file' (I was pasting the link in Parole) I installed the asked plugins but still the ...
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How to Remove ffmpeg completely in Ubuntu 13.10?

I tried this guide to install ffmpeg, but now I want to remove it completely from Ubuntu 13.10, but when I did that guide to remove, ffmpeg is still there! How to remove it exactly? after removing ...
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Sweet Home 3D doesn't work after changing the language

I installed Sweet home 3D and it worked fine. But then I tried to change the language to Dutch. This didn't work and since then I can't use Sweet Home 3D anymore. I tried to remove the program and ...
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Remove Gnome from Ubuntu Gnome after switching to Cinnamon

I installed Cinnamon on top of Gnome in Ubuntu Gnome 13.10. I would like to remove the unnecessary parts of gnome, primarily the settings which show as duplicates with the cinnamon ones, making it ...
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remove kernel not created using .deb file

i by mistake installed kernel in Ubuntu 11.04 using "make" command and didn't created proper ".deb" file. now i want to remove that image of kernel and since i didn't created using .deb file, i ...
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How to completely remove my emacs?

I downloaded Emacs source files, and installed it using make. After installing Emacs successfully, I manually removed the downloaded source files to save disk space. Now I want to remove Emacs and I ...
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ati drivers causing low-level graphics

I installed ati/radeon binary x.org drivers in ubuntu 13.10 from the software center, now it goes into low graphics mode. How do I uninstall it and fix the problem? I tried terminal in recovery mode, ...
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command sudo dpkg -r PacketTracer not working

I have installed Cisco Packet Tracer from Cisco-PT-601.bin. But I cannot open it. When I tried to remove/uninstall using sudo dpkg -r PacketTracer, it said there is no installed package matching ...
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About removing old kernels

I am trying to remove my used kernels since my /boot is going low. Here I have a chicken and egg problem. First I try to remove the kernel with command: sudo apt-get autoremove linux-image-... and ...
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uninstall wubi from a bad drive

I used wubi to install Ubuntu on its own hard drive. That drive seems to have died and I can no longer boot to Ubuntu. I tried to uninstall Ubuntu from the control panel in Windows 7 and received the ...
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How to get rid of 'grub rescue'? [duplicate]

While logged into Windows, I deleted a disk partition which was containing Ubuntu. When I restarted my pc, it is showing 'grub rescue' command prompt. How to boot windows now? I no longer require ...
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Metasploit (install)

Hey i was installing metasploit on my laptop,suddenly i accidentally remove/moved the plug. So my laptop turned off. When i reinstall metasploit, this is what i get My question is, how can i kill ...
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how to remove ubuntu compleletly from my laptop and install windows? [duplicate]

i have bought an laptop with Ubuntu version 12.04 and i want to remove it completely from laptop and install windows but i can't and i don't know how to uninstall it , So could anyone tell me please ...
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How do I sort packages

I'm trying to remove some packages that I installed a long time ago but don't need any more, when I type dpkg --get-selection I get a list of all the packages installed in my system, but I need to ...
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How do I either uninstall Ubuntu or get my wireless internet to work

I'm sorry its a vague question but i'm stuck with 2 options: a) uninstall ubuntu and reload Windows XP onto my laptop (which I would rather not do as I really like Ubuntu - despite how unused to I ...
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How do I uninstall Windows XP from my NTFS if I have Ubuntu installed there as well [duplicate]

Hello I installed Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows XP, Now that I never use Windows XP and I have almost no space for Ubuntu (I literally only have 136mb left) I would like to uninstall it from my NTFS ...
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No sound on ubuntu after altering settings on gstreamer properties

The sound was working perfect, but then i installed gstreamer via terminal to fix my webcam. From that moment the only sound i get is at the startup. It detects my speaker fine but doesn't play any ...
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How do I get out of the latest version? [duplicate]

This latest version I was offered an upgrade to is AWFUL! Why wasn't any overview provided? I can't find menus for getting to the software I've become used to. Everything is so FUZZY. GET ME OUT OF ...
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A rather long question about installation/uninstall

Ok so here's the deal guys, last week I decided I want to install Ubunutu again because I really missed it. (Last time I had an ubunutu was 7.somehting) I downloaded 12.04 and isntalled it via ...
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I want to remove ubuntu 13.10 from mt pc [duplicate]

I'm trying to remove ubuntu, but i'm not being able to do so, is there any way to do it, wubi does not work.
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How to completely remove Ubuntu and put Windows back? [duplicate]

I don't need Ubuntu now. It is listed as my default OS. I mean the grub was the ubuntu one. I have Windows 7 in my laptop. I would like to retain it. How to do it? It doesn't recognise Back up CD. Is ...
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Why Ubuntu appears in boot options after I uninstall it? [duplicate]

I'm new in this forum; I've got an Asus s56 laptop with Windows 8 installed and UEFI bios; I have to use Ubuntu to work, so i installed it on an external hard drive; Few days ago i had to uninstall ...
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Getting rid of hidden Ubuntu files after uninstalling Ubuntu? [SOLVED]

Just earlier on today, I have uninstalled Ubuntu as I didn't like it that much, so I uninstalled it. Back on windows, I check my hard drive and it seems as there is about 5GB taken from something, I ...
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Can you Install/ Uninstall ubuntu packages too many times?

A question i would like to ask is: what happens if I uninstall/install a package too many times in ubuntu? for example ejabberd.
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Uninstalled Ubuntu [duplicate]

So I uninstalled Ubuntu by creating another disc and running Ubuntu on that disc and following the steps to install OS uninstaller and remove it. That didn't take long, but now when I start my ...
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How do i uninstall Ubuntu Studio 13.04 [duplicate]

I have an acer aspire one netbook I installed Ubuntu studio because windows xp became unusable and deleted half of the files (I didnt they just disappeared) and now im trying to install windows 7 I ...
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What would happen after I uninstall all my OS using OS-Uninstaller? Will I be able to boot from USB or CD so that I can make a fresh install of an OS?

What would happen after I uninstall all the OS using OS-Uninstaller? For more information about OS-Uninstaller, you can visit the wiki and Ubuntu Forums Will I be able to boot from USB or CD so that ...
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I want to uninstall netperf 2.6.0 on ubuntu with linux kernel 3.2.21

I had installed netperf 2.5.0 through apt-get install netperf .but i have netperf 2.6.0 on other PC .So i want to uninstall 2.5.0 and reinstall 2.6.0.Kindly Help me .i am using ubuntu with kernel ...
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how to uninstall ubuntu 12.04 from virtualbox 4.3

Due to some difficulties encountered in using the currently installed ubuntu, Iam trying to uninstall this ubuntu 12.04 from virtualbox 4.3. My aim is to redo the whole installation process. Iam using ...
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How to remove youtube application from launcher? [duplicate]

the first time i visited Youtube with Firexox, it asked me to install Youtube launcher application, i've accepted but now I want to remove it. Every time I open youtube.com in Firefox, also appear a ...
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Unistalling Ubuntu with pre installed WIndows 8 dual boot using Windows 8.1 update?

I want to delete Ubuntu, but I have dual booted with pre installed Windows 8. I have been told that I need a Windows boot disk in order to do this. However, with the new Windows 8.1 update, is there ...
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How to remove SoapUI?

I've installed SoapUI by downloading it from its website (http://www.soapui.org/), but I would now like to uninstall it. However, it installed using its own little installer so I don't know ...
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How do I remove duckduckgo lens from Dash?

Installed it using these commands in a terminal: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:w-vollprecht/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install duckduckgo-lens What do I do to remove it?
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How to uninstall Java 7 binaries installed from Oracle?

I installed Java 7 using the instructions here: http://www.wikihow.com/Install-Oracle-Java-on-Ubuntu-Linux I want to know how to revert this i.e. uninstall Java 7. I am on Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit
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network driver for Atheros AR8161 corrupted

when I was moving my HDD with linux to a new PC I was experiencing some problems with the ethernet network of this PC, i.e., it was not working. After I installed the linux-backport-modules package ...
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I want to return my computer to factory settings from Windows. ¿How do I uninstall Ubuntu to avoid any conflict?

As maybe we all know, Windows gets slower with the time, (it doesn't happen in Ubuntu) and due to this I want to 'restart' my laptop, from Windows to the default settings when it was new, using the ...
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Why do I have the Ubuntu OS although I uninstalled it?

When booting my PC with Windows 8 as my main OS, my Computer shows me two Operating Systems to boot either I uninstalled Ubuntu. I also can´t uninstall Ubuntu anymore and if I install a new Ubuntu ...
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After 8.1 lost grub. Can i just uninstall Linux? [duplicate]

I dual booted Ubuntu alongside my windows 8. After installing windows 8.1 I lost grub and it boots straight into 8.1 and i have a watermark that says "secureboot isn't configured correctly". But I've ...
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How to replace lubuntu for ubuntu desktop ?

I know this may sound stupid, but I was having a problem with my ubuntu, it wasn't loading. So I was googling solutions and one of them was purging something and installing something so I did it. ...
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Can I safely remove pre-installed software in Ubuntu 13.10?

I uses a lots of Google Apps Product in my Laptop, Tablet and Mobile. Since I never use all pre-installed software in Ubuntu, can I remove it? E.g like: LibreOffice | I use Google Doc etc. ...