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

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If I install Ubuntu from CD/USB am I able to return default windows bootscreen if for some reason I want to unistall ubuntu?

As title says. Am I able to go back to default windows 8 boot screen? Do I need Windows 8 DVD for it?
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HP recovery discs to re-install Windows 8 and remove Ubuntu?

So I really need to go back to Windows 8 because I cant play any of my steam games and so on. Can I use my HP recovery discs to Factory Reset (Erase Hard Drive) and will it re-install windows and ...
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How to remove a lot of packages installed at a particular time?

Here is the situation: say, at 17:00, I installed a lot of packages, I can see them in the ubuntu software center history. Also I can see them in the dpkg log file using the method provided by this ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 so that I could remove the administrator password on my laptop since I forgot it.I was in "try Ubuntu" mode while trying to recover/reset the password, but I kept running ...
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Can Ubuntu 12.04 be uninstalled on a dual-boot (Windows 7) machine without the Windows OS disc? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 from USB via the Pen Drive Linux Installer. At this time, my only use for this OS is to complete homework assignments for a college class on programming/systems development. I ...
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kubuntu 13.10 how to remove firefox installer

I installed kubuntu 13.10 and in the menu I saw a Firefox installer. when i click the installer muon discover shows firefox. I don't want Firefox as rekonq is pre-installed so how can I remove the ...
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How can I uninstall Microsoft Office 2010?

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I installed Microsoft Office 2010 using PlayOnLinux. Later, I removed Office through PlayOnLinux, and then removed PlayOnLinux through the software center. However, if I ...
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How do I remove libavcodec53 and libavutil51 before installing ubuntu restricted extras?

Hello I want to install ubuntu-restricted-extras after I installed Ubuntu 12.10 I get an error to remove libavcodec53 and libavutil51. Can someone please tell me how I remove the above items from my ...
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Windows 8 and Ubuntu OS installation possible on the same computer?

I have a simple question: "If I install Ubuntu 13.10 on my Windows 8 PC and lets say I need/want to go back to Windows 8, could I use recovery discs to remove Ubuntu and simply reinstall Windows"? ...
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removing libraries after uninstallation

I removed abiword, from software center, and did autoremove and autoclean. I wanted to upgrade my system and it shows that Libabiword and abiword-common needs to be upgraded. I was surprised to see ...
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Remove ubuntu-gnome-desktop?

I've recently installed ubuntu-gnome-desktop on my Ubuntu 12.10 32 bit system. It all worked, but now I would like to remove it again, since I like Unity better. This includes undoing all changes like ...
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How to completely remove lamp server and phpmyadmin

I am a newly used lamp server and phpmyadmin.I was trying to install lamp server and phpmyadmin,but it is not working.So, i want to completely remove lamp server and phpmyadmin. Also ,give ...
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apt-get remove --purge wine* removed everything!

sudo apt-get remove --purge wine* opened the gates of hell and removed many things. I wasn't allowed to paste the output here, too big. I stopped the process, I wanted to save what's left of my ...
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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 remove fonts in Ubuntu?

I installed Garamond font in Ubuntu 13.10. Now I cannot remove the font. I cannot find it anywhere. I have tried the following and all failed: font-manager application search font in ...
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Ubuntu problem once it hit the memory stick [duplicate]

I finally download ubuntu on my memory stick, but my problem is installing it on my windows xp laptop.Ipush f-12, f-8 and f-2 to get to the bio screen. How can i get ubuntu installed on my windows xp ...
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Remove copy.com cloud client

I tried copy.com cloud client on my Lubuntu. I can't find any instructions how to remove it. Any idea? Maybe this instructions for installation will helps someone: ...
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Can't install software due to broken isc-dhcp-server dependency

while trying to setup hotspot i have messed up with the dhcp server setting , i do not know what went wrong but i am getting following error while installing anything : Errors were encountered while ...
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Removed /var/lib. Can't open Desktop [migrated]

Well, I'm pretty scared now. I was trying to delete a folder by sudo rm /var/lib/texmf but instead, wrote sudo rm /var/lib I read some documentation about it, and found this thread. I tried to ...
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Removing Firefox in Ubuntu with all add-ons like it never existed

I have been using firefox for a long time in Ubuntu, I downloaded some add-ons but it made firefox extremely slow, even if I remove them nothing will change. I tried to remove firfox also but ...
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Any effort to get fancontrol uninstalled fails repeatedly

Below is what I am experiencing trying to remove fan control for the purposes of re-installing it. package concmv is missing a newline is what bother me. I try to remove convmv to no avail. Any ...
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How to Definitely remove OSX after successful Dualboot

I've been running OSX 10.6.8 and Ubuntu-Studio 12.04 on my Macbookpro 5'5 for a couple of weeks now.I barely do anything on OSX anymore so I see no reason to keep using disk space for it. So now I ...
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How to uninstall or remove reddit script?

I was experimenting and I downloaded and installed (i guess) the reddit install script. After that I saw that it was advised to do it in a Virtualbox. so, I want to remove it. How can I do it? Has ...
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Replace Unity with Gnome / Cinnamon [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install the Cinnamon Desktop? I have already installed Ubuntu 12.04 and now cannot reinstall Kubuntu Xubuntu etc. I don't want Unity and its associated stuff ...
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How to restore Windows 8 after Debian then Ubuntu installs

I have lost the ability to boot into Windows 8 on my new computer. Here is the sequence of events that led to this: I installed the newest version of Debian by resizing the main partition and ...
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Unable to uninstall Ubuntu 12.04 from Wubi

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 using wubi, I lost my user interface on ubuntu after uninstalling pyhon by mistake... now I want to uninstall ubuntu but uninstall-wubi is not diong anything after ...
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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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I wish to record the names of all applications and drivers installed on my pc [duplicate]

I wish to record all applications and drivers installed on my pc (so that i can refresh my machine exactly on rebuild) either so that i can automate a full rebuild or simply so that i have a list ...
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How to completely remove/delete Ubuntu OS and reinstall Windows7? [duplicate]

I need help, on how to delete Ubuntu OS and reinstall Windows7. I have a Windows7 Installer-Image-CD, but I don't know the steps on reformatting my Ubuntu partition and reinstalling Windows. Can ...
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How do I Uninstall a Program and Dependencies from a tar.bz2? [duplicate]

I installed a program using make and sudo make install. Is there a command I can use to remove these files now?
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Reinstalling windows while having linux (ubuntu)

I have installed windows XP and then decided to install Ubuntu. Ubuntu is now set as default OS (it automatically loads Ubuntu). My question is how can I reinstall Windows XP without removing ...
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How do I install Windows 8.1? [closed]

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04 and would like to install Windows 8.1. I have attempted using multiple programs from the software center but nothing seems to open and run the WindowsSetupBox.exe ...
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How do I remove a line from my /etc/apt/sources.list? [duplicate]

I have duplicate sources.list entry and I need to delete last line in sources.list. Can you help me please?
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Trying to remove Windows XP OS without DVD drive nor USB booting ability

I have an old laptop (HP DV4000) with dual booting (Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows XP). I would like to get ride of the Windows OS but my problem is that all the tutorials I saw, are requiring to boot from ...
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how to remove ubuntu 12.04 from dual booting with windows xp with xp installation cd

I have dual booting system with Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows XP. Now I want to remove Ubuntu 12.04 and retained Windows XP. How do I remove the Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows XP installation CD command ...
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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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If I build a package from source how can I uninstall or remove completely?

I used source code to build one package such as below: ./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var --libexecdir=/usr/lib --with-package-name="Myplugin" ...
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How to Uninstall Counter Strike Source and Steam on ubuntu 13.10?

I have installed Steam and then I installed Counter Strike source from Steam. But now I'm not able to figure out how to uninstall Counter Strike Source. I can't find it on package manager or Software ...
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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 ...
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Uninstalling app/program/service installed through *.sh script

I have installed a program using install.sh from command line, but it is not responding hence need to remove it. How to remove such program? Thanks a lot in advance. Here is the shell script. #! ...
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How can I remove Cairo Dock from my desktop after having uninstalled it?

I have uninstalled Cairo Dock and now that I have done this, it is still attached to my desktop. Every time I reboot the computer and sign in, a warning shows up on my desktop regarding my ...
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xserver-common-lts-raring problem [duplicate]

(Reading database ... 342238 files and directories currently installed.) Removing xserver-common-lts-raring ... Removing 'diversion of /usr/lib/xorg/protocol.txt to /usr/lib/xorg/protocol-precise.txt ...
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How can I remove icon of uninstalled application from application lens in Dash?

I installed cardapio and its icon was in launcher as well in application lens in dash. When I unistalled cardapio, its icon vanished from the launcher (as it should) but the icon is still present in ...
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why `dpkg -l | grep package` is showing a package after being purged

To uninstall a package (Ex: tor) installed from repository one should use sudo apt-get remove tor I did this but dpkg -l | grep tor shown something against the package. Next I try sudo apt-get ...
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I can not remove Ruby1.9.3p0 from ubuntu. What is the process?

I have installed ruby 1.9.3p0 and on executing the command ruby -v it shows the version 1.9.3p0 installed. When i try to remove it by command sudo apt-get remove ruby1.9.3p0 it says package not found ...
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How to uninstall Ubuntu without replacing it with something else?

My last day at work is tomorrow. I've had an Ubuntu 12.04 (laptop) system for several years and would like to completely remove the OS from the machine altogether. Since I'll be turning my laptop in ...
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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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mixed installation - how to remove older version of openscenegraph

I'm trying to solve an issue osg_forum with openscenegraph and I found out that I have 2 versions of openscenegraph installed (dont know how it happened). I would like to uninstall both of them and ...
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How to uninstall softwares installed with `apt-get`

I am a newbie and followed the instructions of the site: http://sejalivre.org/instalando-o-java-6-update-30-no-ubuntu/ in order to install Java and some proprietary software based on Java on my Ubuntu ...
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Uninstall Dovecot from Ubuntu Server 12.04

I don't need POP/IMAP related service for my server so I have disabled Dovecot but I want to completely remove all package related to Dovecot. There are many packages with similar name and I am not ...