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

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How do I remove wine and playonlinux completely?

PlayOnLinux isn't working, so I uninstalled and then re-installed it. But still it isn't working. I think I did not uninstall it correctly. Could someone help me?
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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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How To Uninstall Haguichi/Hamachi

I want to uninstall Haguichi and Hamachi from my computer, i try to find anything on Google but i dont find nothig.I just want the codes to remove 100% of Haguichi and Hamachi.
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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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Ubuntu - Nvidia drivers causes weird behaviour

I installed the latest nvidia drivers after many dirty attemps (I'm not used to linux and using console to install drivers) and well, finaly aparently I made it. One thing I noticed is that when I'm ...
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Software center can't uninstall

I just download "dropbox" from their site. It didn't work, and the software center didn't give me the option to uninstall it, so I tried to re-install it. I got a pop-up saying that I first needed 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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soooo confused and want windows 7 back on my machine [duplicate]

Let me first start by saying I do not know anything about Linux/Ubuntu... an ex-friend put it on my computer and then it died for a few months due to a bad power supply, and I just got it back up and ...
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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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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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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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Unable to completely purge fglrx

I've got 14.04 and installed the proprietary AMD Catalyst 14.6 using the Generate Distribution Specific Driver Package Option described in the Installer notes. I'd now like to change to the ...
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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?
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How do I remove Steam?

Anyone know of a way to remove Steam from Ubuntu 12.04? Looked around the net but could not find an straight forward solution. Thanks.
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Deleted elements that I don't know

In order to install a new version of Skype, I did sudo apt-get -force remove skype sudo apt-get autoremove This deleted lots of elements on my laptop and I don't know if they are important. Can ...
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How can I uninstall Opera from Xubuntu?

I have downloaded opera from the website (deb package) and installed it. Now I want to remove it but I don't know how. I tried sudo apt-get remove opera but it didn't work.
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How to remove a package providing a service without stopping the service?

I currently have the uwsgi package installed. I would like to remove the package but leave the current uWSGI instances running. Is this possible? (Yes, I do realize the service will only continue ...
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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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Bittorrent Clients Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 32bit

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu (read - noob) and am finding it very difficult to determine if there is a BT client with the "Remove Torrent, Remove + Delete Torrent, Remove + Delete Torrent + Data" options ...
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Getting Error When Uninstalling Google Chrome

I can't update or uninstall Google Chrome. I am getting this error: Setting up google-chrome-stable (36.0.1985.125-1) ... xdg-icon-resource: size argument must be numeric Try 'xdg-icon-resource ...
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How do I completely uninstall Google Chrome and Chromium?

I'm having a problem with Chrome and one of its extensions, so I want to completely uninstall everything. I've uninstalled Chrome through the Software Center, but when I reinstall it, all of my ...
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How do I uninstall code block completely from Ubuntu 14.04(Including plugins)

I install code block with some plugins .but There is a problem with codeblock. so i want to uninstall codeblock completely so that i can install it from begining with new codeblock window.
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I have an Ubuntu option on boot, but Ubuntu is not installed and I want to get rid of it [duplicate]

My laptop originally came with Windows 8, a while back I tried to install Ubuntu, but it didn't work so I just deleted everything. Today I did a factory reset on my laptop because I am going to sell ...
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HELP! I need to uninstall Ubuntu from single boot [duplicate]

Hello Ubuntu is really starting to piss me off now. Is there no way to remove this? I have a lenovo g505, it wont let me boot from CD so I cant install windows from disk because ubuntu gives me some ...
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How to perform full system restore on Ubuntu 12.04 removing all software footprints

How to go about performing system restore in Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) so that it also remove all software footprints as well. My system has only Ubuntu and is 64 bit.
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How to remove redmine from ubuntu 12.04

Log: :/opt/maven$ sudo apt-get -f install redmine-sqlite Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to ...
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Reinstallation troubles [duplicate]

I currently have ubuntu 14.04 and mainly use windows 7. I don't know what partitioning is and I don't know how ubuntu was originally installed on my computer. All I know is that the 14.04 is very ...
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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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Uninstall GRUB2

I have a HP 650 laptop with windows 8. I installed Ubuntu 13.04 and removed it afterwards. I can get into windows 8 through secure boot, but if I disable secure boot, to run from CD or anything else, ...
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HOW TO uninstall ubuntu safely [duplicate]

I currently have Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 14.04 (on my Dell Inspiron 14z pre-installed Windows 8 with Secure Boot nand UEFI mode). I had installed 12.04 LTS as a requirement for a project ...
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Issue regarding Swap in Ubuntu 14.04

As on my way of Ubuntu Installation, I have encountered an issue regarding swap area. I have selected the root area and i was trying to install Ubuntu on my Windows Disk partition everything was ...
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Problem unistalling ubuntu 13.10 from bootloader(windows 8) [closed]

I installed ubuntu 13.10 on my usb. Then I formatted the usb with ubuntu 13.10, but now how to remove the ubuntu from boot loader on windows 8. I was trying to install ubuntu 14.10 on my hard disk ...
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Remove Ubuntu From Live USB

I want to use Ubuntu on my USB Stick as shown here. But was wandering if I can change my USB Stick back when I have finished trying Ubuntu? And if I can, how?
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Hot 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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uninstall packages using dpkg

I want to uninstall openoffice package and want to do this using single command or regular expression i.e dpkg -r openoffice-org* but dpkg doesnot accept wild cards how can i uninstall all the ...