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

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How to uninstall ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I need to uninstall ubuntu but i cant find how to for my situation. I have ubuntu and windows xp both installed on my computer. However, the windows xp came preinstalled so i dont have the cd. I do ...
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Remove grub from blank hdd [duplicate]

I was getting rid of linux on a spare hdd i have laying around and i asked a friend to remove it and he messed up and formatted the entirething without getting rid of grub. The drive isnt showing up ...
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How do I remove Ubuntu from a dual boot without a Windows or Ubuntu CD?

I am running a Dell E6400 laptop computer, with limited hard drive space and need to recover the hard drive space used by Ubuntu. At a later date I wish to install Ubuntu to an external hard drive ...
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How to remove Minitube completely to scratch?

I tried to completely remove and re-install Minitube for personal issues and I did it with: sudo apt-get remove --purge minitube-* But after re-installation I got all history and subscriptions ...
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Nvidia Drivers Removal + locating suitable drivers, how?

Would it work if I were to do the removal of the Nvidia drivers using Synaptic's Removal Complete, then, without rebooting (to avoid Ubuntu choosing drivers on its own during the booting ...
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Unable to remove old kernels [duplicate]

I'm trying to remove old kernel versions so I can upgrade. The method I'm using is below. sudo apt-get purge linux-image-x.y.z-server Every time I run it I get the following error: ...
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How to install fresh ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit over 12.04 LTS 32 bit in dual boot alongside vista 64 bit on seperate disc partitions

I currently have Vista 64 bit and ubuntu 32 bit on two seperate disc partitions.I am trying to do a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit as i had mistakenly installed the 32 bit 12.04 a little while ...
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Uninstall Old Fedora OS and Install Ubuntu along side Win 7

I have installed Fedora alongside Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit. I have decided to uninstall the Fedora and I want to use Ubuntu instead. I wish to keep Win 7 and its data (NTFS drives). Please guide me how ...
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Remove packages Ubuntu 12.04

I'm doing a bit of cleaning on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I've noted that when I install a package (via apt-get install packageName), the depends and recommends packages linked at this package are also ...
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Uninstall Python 2.7 on Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 which comes with Python 2.7. I have installed Python 3.3, so now I have both versions. For example, if I type python in the terminal I get version 2.7 and if I type ...
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Undo boot repair

Now that I want to uninstall ubuntu, do I need to revert boot repair's actions in someway because that was needed to get windows 8 booting in UEFI mode in GRUB In the end I'm deleting my Linux ...
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Remove Ubuntu w/o GRUB [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 through Windows 7 via the Windows Installer and there's no GRUB to speak of. When I turn on my computer I'm presented with the Windows Boot Loader where I can select either ...
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Uninstalling Ubuntu 12.04

I installed Ubuntu alongside my Windows 8 in a dual boot set-up but I didn't like it as much as I thought I would and now I would like to remove it. I have read over steps to do this ( restoring MBR ...
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How to purge BAM huawei mobile partner?

It annoying me every startup, now I use wvdial. I can't find it on synaptic package manager.
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How to uninstall a wine software?

I will start by saying this is not a duplicate of Uninstall a program installed with Wine nor How to uninstall a software that has been installed using wine?. I already "STFW" as adviced in the how to ...
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How to re-install Thunderbird

I have Thunderbird installed. I would like/need to re-install it completely. I do not see any option to do it in Settings or anywhere. Also, I can't find a Menu entry or equivalent to remove an ...
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Are there others methods to uninstall linux on mac?

So I am trying to delete my ubuntu linux partition on my macbook because I dont want it there anymore. Yes, I know i can do it using my LIVE USB/CD but I am tired of trying to do that because my ...
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“Failure to download extra data files” pop-up after installing/uninstalling ttf-mscorefonts-installer

I had to install Wine for some purpose,and with Wine,it's dependency ttf-mscorefonts-installer had to be installed. While installing Wine through Synaptic, in first attempt, ...
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How to repair Ubuntu bootloader?

I installed grub2 to dual boot another OS alongside my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, but decided against it at the last second. So I just did sudo apt-get purge grub, and it said it had purged all grub files, so ...
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Removing windows from the same partition as ubuntu [duplicate]

Okay so i installed ubuntu with Wubi, and now ubuntu and windows vista is on the same partition?? I want to remove windows from the partition, or create a new partition and put ubuntu there and remove ...
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Uninstall nouveau

How to completely remove nouveau to install the driver Nvidia? I tried to install the Nvidia driver as on ubuntu wiki but to no avail. All writes exactly what nouveau is. Tried to add to the blacklist ...
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Can i install ubuntu on nokia lumia 610? [duplicate]

Is Ubuntu suportted by windows phone?(nokia lumia 610) .How it can work and where can i download?
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I want to uninstall ubuntu but my mac reads my Live USB as if it was the linux partition not the installer?

So I am trying to uninstall Ubuntu Linux from my mac. I am trying to use the Live USB to go into the gparted app to delete the linux partitions. Although, something strange is happening. When my ...
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ASUS 1015E-CY041D booting issue with removal disk

i got ASUS 1015E-CY041D with MS-DOS. By default BIOS doesn't have removal disk option. How i can add removal disk option and start my booting from removal disk??
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Ubuntu Touch Dual Boot uninstallation - rewrote recovery

I have a Nexus 4 and recently installed Ubuntu Touch via the official dual boot tutorial. By mistake, I rewrote the recovery partition with TWRP forgetting that it was used by Ubuntu Touch. My ...
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Removing grub completely

I decided to dualboot Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a laptop with preinstalled Windows 8. After some work i got both running. After some thoughts I decided to go back to only Windows 8 by restoring from factory ...
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partitions not do delete when erasing windows

After using linux for a while I decided to get rid of win7 using brute-force. I choosed to simply erase the windows partitions. Unfortunately I am a bit surprised by the amount of unknown partitions ...
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Uninstalled through the Windows 8 'Programs and Features' but Ubuntu

I've recently uninstalled Ubuntu desktop 12.04 that I had downloaded. I uninstalled it through the Programs and Features of Windows 8. One problem I forgot to manage was that Ubuntu had created ...
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Fix bootloader after removing Ubuntu from a dual boot system?

I have installed a Ubuntu alongside Pre-installed Windows-8... And now I have uninstalled Ubuntu. But the problem is that after removing Ubuntu and typing "bootrec/Fixmbr" in Command Prompt, there is ...
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Duplicate copy of ubuntu

I run the Ubuntu software three separate times because I couldn't get my computer to boot after I finished the installation. I finally get it to work after running boot-repair but I think I have ...
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How do I completely destroy grub/ ubuntu bios entry? Conventional methods not working

I have tried the bootrec fixmbr and fixboot method, I've tried the n60 method, I've even tried removing from a Ubuntu live usb. All fixes are temporary. I can boot into Windows 8.1 no problem but in ...
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Dependencies still exist in “dpkg -l” after running “apt-get remove dependencies-names”

I suspected that installing xfce4 cause some issues in Ubuntu so I removed them using apt-get remove xfce4 xfce4-goodeis. But when I ran 'dpkg -l' I still can see some libraries and packages for ...
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How i remove windows xp and install ubuntu?

I have an old pc intel P4 2.6GHz 1Gb ram 80GbHDD.I want to remove windows xp professional and install ubuntu(i downloaded ubuntu 12.04.1).If it is possible i would like you to show me what to do step ...
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Uninstalling Issue

I installed ubuntu through a Usb stick. I didn't create any partition for it. I'm not sure of where ubuntu has been installed now. I did not have any data loss on any of the local drive volumes ...
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Unable to remove/uninstall Ubuntu from a MacBook

I recently received an old MacBook from my brother. He had installed some version of Ubuntu on it. I haven't been able to use it since it's completely foreign to me. Therefore, I decided to uninstall ...
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How do I uninstall Real Player on Ubuntu 12.04

I installed Real Player right from their website with a debian package sent to my download file that was opened up through the software center. I decided to uninstall it. And deleted the debian ...
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How do I safely remove Ubuntu 12.04 LTS from a dual-boot with Windows 8?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS yesterday, and ran into a few problems (Windows not booting..) However, I think I fixed that by booting windows 8 in 'UEFI recovery' (or something like that) - there is no ...
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Installing and uninstalling vim ?

Have vim installed wanted auto complitions in vim so i downloaded the addon somehow I messed it up misplaced the files and it started giving the errors whenever I start vim so i decided to uninstall ...
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Trying to clean up my MBR's

I curently have at least two Grub's installed on my HD. Iḿ trying to use a couple of tools to configure the one currently in use (I guess that is the one on /dev/sda). More precise, I want to load ...
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Removing ubuntu 12.04 from triple boot of windows 7 , 8 and ubuntu

so i had a dual boot PC with windows 7 and 8 with 5 partitons , i shrinked one partition and left 50 gb of space unallocated using disk mangaement of windows 7 while installing ubuntu it gave me an ...
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How can I uninstall Samba after building from source? [duplicate]

I installed Samba 4 from source, but I might have missed some steps or not correctly followed the instructions because it didn't work; I got too many error messages. The way I installed it was: $ ...
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Help, I neeed to uninstall Ubuntu [closed]

How can I uninstall Ubuntu? I dont like it that much. I want to install windows 7 back. I did not dual boot my computer! I only have a usb no cd... How can I install windows 7 back with a usb? I tried ...
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I have 2 versions of Adobe Reader

I once installed Reader from the Adobe website. It was full of bugs and didn't come with text in the menu so I decided to uninstall it and install a different version. I tried: sudo apt-get ...
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Synergy wont be installed

Hello I'm new to linux and all that so I might have lots of questions. If possible it would be cool to be directed to a site where all kinds of commands all the good things to know about linux and ...
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Install texlive-full in ubuntu 13.10 with texlive.iso installed

Today I first installed the texlive by texlive.iso, but it is not as 'full' as texlive-full. So I want to install texlive by sudo apt-get install texlive-full. What should I do before this ...
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Want to uninstall and delete ubuntu and go back to windows 7 [duplicate]

Please read the title - it explains it all. I've Googled this and there are dozens (maybe even more) helps - and most say I need a Windows 7 CD recovery disk, which I never received when I bought the ...
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Issue with Lubuntu. Uninstall Lubunto. Install Windows XP [duplicate]

I recently formatted my father's old laptop and installed Lubuntu. He didn't like it and asked me to install Windows XP. However, I can't seem to boot from the Windows XP CD. The laptop just boots in ...
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WANT TO DELETE UBUNTU [duplicate]

I downloaded and installed Ubuntu, using the CD that I had to make to boot up the computer. I'm sure I told it to run alongside Windows 7,, but I don't think that happened. Now I can't find Windows ...
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how to uninstall fdupes from ubuntu

I have installed fdupes. I would like to know the authenticity of the program, any review would be highly appreciated. Now I want to uninstall the program from Ubuntu. Please help with the steps. ...
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How to remove Tribler in Ubuntu 12.04LTS?

I installed Tribler and also Swift for tribler. I use Ubuntu 12.04 lts. I want to completely remove them but I can't. They cannot be seen in Ubuntu software center. I can't find them. How can I ...