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

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Remove a domain user account from local workstation, not from AD Domain

I have an AD Domain run by Samba4 and have successfully joined Ubuntu workstations to that domain and able to add users and log into the workstation with domain accounts. Now, I am needing to remove ...
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How do I remove duplicate programs in Classic menu indicator? [Ubuntu 14.04]

I have installed Cisco Packet Tracer Student 6.2 in Ubuntu 14.04. It works, but it has been shown for three times in the Classic MenuIndicator. You can check my situation by clicking the link to see ...
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How to completely remove a oracle jdk that didn't install properly?

I recently installed a oracle jdk from a webupd8ppa on Ubuntu 12.04 beta, but apparently it didn't work out, and now it is giving me errors at every update or install I make, even after deactivating ...
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How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on?

I have absolutely no experience with Linux, and I desperately need to get my laptop back up and running again with Windows. How do I remove Ubuntu?
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How are dependencies maintained during uninstallation?

I have recently uninstalled ubuntu-web-browser from my ubuntu 14.04 using synaptic package manager as I don't use it. Now I can't start vlc media player nor play any file using vlc. It sort of opens ...
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Uninstall gmusic browser

I would like to uninstall gmusic browser from my xubuntu installation. I find it does not meet my playback requirements. How do I go about this?
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I want Windows 7 [duplicate]

I bought this desktop (Dell Optiplex 360) from a public library for $27. It is running Xubuntu 14.04, and what I'd like to do is go back to what I'm used to, Windows 7. I've tried to download things, ...
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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 do I find out which software/packages are installed from the date of installation of ubuntu?

I am about to uninstall Ubuntu entirely and reinstall a fresh copy. Before I do that I want to make a list of software/package that I have installed so far. Any way to list out? Update: The answer ...
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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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How to uninstall manually installed java? (jdk 8) [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit and installed the wrong version of Sun/Oracle's Java JDK (32 bit instead of 64 bit) using the Ask Ubuntu Post I assume I have to uninstall it now. How can I do ...
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delete a font in ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I want to delete a font in my ubuntu 14.04 I can see the font in the font-viewer but it's not in font-manager, so I can't delete it. Any suggestion? Thank you for your help in advance.
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Accidentally installed Lubuntu and want to revert to Ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.1 which is a fresh install of about one month old. I was trying to get 5.1 surround audio to work so I followed the instructions here which suggested the following commands: ...
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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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Uninstalling OpenCV in 14.04

I have read various topics regarding the uninstallation of OpenCV, but haven't been able to do so. Partly because I am noob and mainly because those haven't been very much detailed as to how to use ...
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How to completely uninstall ET: Legacy 64 bit from Ubuntu 14.10?

I wasted my whole day trying to install and play ET: Legacy 64 bit on my 64 bit Deepin 2014.2 (based on Ubuntu 14.10) system. I installed the legacy drivers later on when I got a VM_create error. ...
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Grub problem in uninstallation of Ubuntu in Windows 8 [closed]

I uninstalled Ubuntu by following the online instructions here. First, I addressed the command prompt to fix the boot. After typing bootrec /fixmbr and bootrec /fixboot , I did not reboot my PC and ...
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Cannot remove NGINX

I have been expirmenting 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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Removing Ubuntu and Install Windows 7 [duplicate]

I am facing a problem right now in my laptop. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 completely as the only primary OS, but now I want to remove Ubuntu totally and install windows 7. I even tried grub4dos that ...
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How do I remove old Ubuntu versions

I've installed 14.04 "alongside" my older versions of Ubuntu, and now I want to delete the older ones, which are taking up too much space. What is the best way to do it?
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How to load Windows from GRUB 2.02 (after unistalling Ubuntu) [duplicate]

I wanted to uninstall Lubuntu 14.10 (dual-boot with Windows8) so I used EasyBCD 2.2 and deleted the partitions of Lubuntu (I followed a video tutorial for using EasyBCD). But now as I turn the PC on, ...
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How to get rid of installed .exe files?

How do I get rid of any .exe files installed through Wine for example? Is there some general rule or way where are .exe software stored and I can just click and get rid off them?
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How to uninstall firefox developer edition in ubuntu

How do I completely uninstall Firefox developer edition, I tried by uninstalling from Ubuntu software center, it gets uninstalled but if I re install firefox then again its switching to Firefox ...
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How do I completly delete ubuntu 12.04 (only OS installed)?

I thought based on the tech spec alone, that the computer in question could work with it. I installed it from a disk on key. I thought it was slow because of that- but it's not.... I want to get rid ...
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why installing a new application in linux is so complex..? [closed]

Why installing or uninstalling a new application in linux is so complex? why there is no installer like windows installer which would help users without prior knowledge about linux command line (like ...
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I Think I Lost My Files [duplicate]

will i get my files back after deleting Ubuntu's drive partition from windows8.1, because if i want to uninstall Ubuntu in the future, can i get my files from the drive in which Ubuntu is installed.
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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 to Delete Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu. But, Once I have forgotten my password, I tried to open it. I was successful. But, My ubuntu is crashed! I have Upgrade it. But, it is not working good yet! Now, I want to ...
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How to uninstall VirtualBox in 12.04?

Can anyone help me removed VirtualBox? By the way, I couldn't install some softwares, is it because it is a 64-bit version?
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GRUB refuses to uninstall

I recently uninstalled Ubuntu and reinstalled it on an external HDD. By mistake I selected my laptop's ssd as the location of the bootloader. I decided to do the install all over again and this time ...
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How to delete a non-working kernel after update?

I have. a simple question. After I updated my kernel, I couldn't boot (stuck on purple screen) unless I chose the old kernel. So how do I delete the new kernel with synaptic. And how do I do this ...
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Fully uninstall X server

I was playing around with the x server and LXDE in ubuntu server and installed it using the command sudo apt-get install xorg lubuntu-desktop. When I went to uninstall it, by using the command sudo ...
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How to delete Nautilus - Files completely in Ubuntu 14.04LTS

I have tried: sudo apt-get remove nautilus sudo apt-get remove --purge nautilus In the Ubuntu Software Center, it seems nautilus is uninstalled: On the other hand, I have also done the ...
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Uninstall Reaver 1.4 from ubuntu 12.04

I did install reaver 1.4 from the following two commands. Now I have to remove it, how can I do that ? $ sudo apt-get install libpcap-dev sqlite3 libsqlite3-dev libpcap0.8-dev $ wget ...
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How to remove wine-1.7.34 completely

I have tried a lot of different commands, but nothing helped. sudo apt-get remove wine --purge sudo apt-get --purge remove wine sudo apt-get auto remove Wine is still available. Wine ...
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Uninstall google earth pro

I installed google earth pro because google was giving away free keys, I installed it with a bin file and I can't use it or uninstall it :\ This is a portion of the files discovered when typing ...
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Everything uninstalled on ubuntu 14.10

In process of downgrading openssl, trying to first remove its current version I did sudo apt-get purge openssl. Now it has uninstalled EVERYTIHING ON MY SYSTEM! openssl, octave..etc and I cant even ...
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Cannot remove openjdk without having an older version installed, how can I do so?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04.1 64-bit with Oracle Java installed, hence I would like to uninstall openjdk, but when I try to uninstall it via the command line I get the following output: ~$ sudo apt-get ...
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My GRUB is stuck [migrated]

I recently installed zorin os, and I wanted to uninstall it. I followed the instructions and I booted into live os, deleted the ext4 and linux-swap partitions, and rebooted. I always get the error ...
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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 still ask to update the package that I have removed

Recently I have removed the game 0 AD from my system by using sudo apt-get remove 0ad. But when I try to updated the packages by using sudo apt-get update followed by sudo apt-get upgrade, this is ...
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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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How do I uninstall the Chrome (OS) desktop enviroment?

So, yesterday I installed the Chrome OS desktop environment for Ubuntu (12.04). It didn't work (probably because the install was corrupted). But anyways, how can I remove it?
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How to fully remove the eclipse package?

I installed Eclipse via command apt-get install eclipse. This command completed correctly. After this, I run Eclipse and add some configurations: Added a new URL for "Available Software Sites". On ...
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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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How to get rid of cloud-init?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 image as my base box for vagrant. Unfortunately this base box contains cloud-init which causes many problems during starting-up the machine: ...
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Remove documentation to save hard drive space

I like to create a rather small Ubuntu installation in a Virtual Box machine. It should basically just provide TeX Live and related tools. I figured now that I have almost 1GB of data under ...
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How to remove xubuntu-desktop?

A few days ago I installed Xubuntu on top of a normal Ubuntu system: sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop I didn't play around for long on Xubuntu before I realised that I liked Ubuntu 2D better. ...
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How to uninstall apps installed through Firefox Marketplace?

In Firefox 35, there is menu called "Apps" that allows to install "firefox apps" through Firefox Marketplace. I installed an app but now I can't find how to remove it! Is there an obvious way that I ...
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I use Windows and Ubuntu together. I want to uninstall Windows

I use Ubuntu and Windows together but now I want to uninstall Windows. OS uninstaller and gparted were recommended to me. Do any files or documents in Windows C: hard disk get harmed or deleted? ...