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

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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? ...
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How can I remove and re-install Unity?

Unity is misbehaving after installing GLX Dock - HUD does not open with GLX Dock turned off and there are ugly shadows in the panel, three control buttons (close, minimise, maximise) and "Ubuntu ...
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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 complete free up space for NTFS after removing Ubuntu partition

I had installed two OSs, Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I installed a preview of Windows 10 in place of Windows 8 and wanted to delete Ubuntu. I deleted Ubuntu partitions using diskmgmt.msc, but that space ...
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How to completely remove wicd from 12.04?

I had issues with WiFi so I removed Network Manager. I booted Windows OS (dual booting Windows 7 and 12.04) to download wicd 1.7.2.4. Extracted it and installed. However, wcid worked properly with ...
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How to Uninstall Ubuntustudio 14.04 Running Alongside Windows 7

I mistakenly selected Run Alongside Windows instaed of dual-boot when installing Ubuntustudio from a flash drive. What I wanted was to make two partitions, but what happened was I installed a virtual ...
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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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Uninstalling skype

I installed skype on my ubuntu 12.10 computer, but after opening the program I discovered that I can't log in with facebook, witch is my skype account. so i'm trying to uninstall it. I followed this ...
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“Failed to start session” after uninstalling PulseAudio

I had downloaded and installed PulseAudio, as I read that it could possibly work with 14.04; it didn't. I uninstalled it through Synaptic Package Manager, then while uninstalling, icons started to be ...
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Removing 'kubuntu-restricted-extas' (Or: Understanding 'apt-get autoremove' in general)

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu (respectively Kubuntu) and Linux in general. Yet, some thing is causing trouble to me. Excuse me, if this has been answered before, but I somehow can't put together those ...
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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 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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Remove wacom from my system

I purged the "xserver-xorg-input-wacom" package, yet the Wacom entries still appear in gnome-control-panel and my system menus. How can I get rid of them?
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How to Uninstall the Ubuntu SDK?

After Installing the Ubuntu SDK v1.009 on ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, the computer started behaving in a very unstable manner. Also note that Installing the Ubuntu SDK also installs a lot of test libraries ...
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Removing a Corrupted Ubuntu Installation

I have a corrupted Ubuntu partition on my computer. Would installing a new copy of Ubuntu and selecting to remove the old OS remove the corrupted copy from my computer?
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Fully un- and reinstall Cinnamon (all config data and stuff too)

I have Cinnamon installed on my 14.10 system and recently it stopped working properly. Maybe I did a bad config and therefore want to completely (200%) delete and reset all data belonging to this for ...
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How to uninstall redundant python instance? [duplicate]

When I execute: $ which -a python /usr/local/bin/python /usr/bin/python This bothers me because execute python directly will execute /usr/local/bin/python, but it can't link to correct ...
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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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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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Can not install or remove anything due to a package error?

I recently installed a Python framework called kivy (python-kivy). Somehow I couldn't complete the installation due to some error. I tried sudo apt-get remove the package, but it's not working. Due to ...
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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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How to remove Chrome OS Desktop Environment?

I tried to install Chrome OS Desktop Environment but it didn't worked from some reason. I was prompted with a message saying that there is some error, so how can I remove the installed components?
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Removing a program in Ubuntu--unable to find package name

I want to remove program "fio" from my Ubuntu. First, tried apt-get remove fio but it did not work. Then I tried to find its package name by whereis fio dpkg-query -S /usr/local/bin/fio but ...
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How to uninstall dualboot Ubuntu 14 and Windows 8.1 dualboot

So I used This Tutorial to install dualboot. I stopped at step 7 because everything was fine. Now I want to have it become just a normal Windows 8.1 machine. I have a USB recovery drive that I took as ...
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Uninstall all packages installed on a certain day in synaptic

Today I installed the package maven on my system. Unfortunately its the wrong version. Now I'd like to uninstall all packages that were installed as dependencies. Do I have to uninstall them manually? ...
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Can't get rid of Pipelight!

I'm trying to completely remove Pipelight for a clean reinstall, but I keep getting an annoying little hiccup. E: The package pipelight-multi needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for ...
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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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How to uninstall ubuntu 14.04lts?

I am an absolute beginner of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on my PC. How can I remove it ? I want to reinstall it to a clean slate. Please provide instructions as simply as ...
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Need help to install galileo

I tried to install galileo in order to sync my Fitbit with Ubuntu 12.04. Installation resulted in errors and I tried to uninstall it. Now I'm stuck and can't neither uninstall nor install. I encounter ...
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Unistalling dual boot ubuntu 14.04

I recently bought DELL Inspiron 7547 that came with Windows 8.1. I then decided to use Linux(dual boot) and installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (what a mistake!). After few days, grub failed to show Windows on ...
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Wine isn't going away! Yikes!

I run Ubuntu 14.04 (I think) and recently installed Wine and Wine Pipelight. I have no idea what I was thinking, because now I can't get rid of them at all! I've run the purge command and tried to ...
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How to remove Oracle JDK

I didn't find article any related articles How to remove Oracle JDK there are some related articles but they didn't solve the problem. I installed Oracle JDK tarball file from Oracle site by ...
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How to uninstall VMware Player 4.0.3 on 12.04?

I installed VMware Player 4.0.3 on Ubuntu 12.04. When I try to run an image, I get errors such as "/usr/lib/vmware/settings": No such file or directory. or "~/.vmware/config": No such file or ...
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Delete Ubuntu from dual boot Windows 8.1 in GPT disk [duplicate]

I'm using Windows dual booting with Ubuntu. I have uninstalled, and at that time my disk was formated as MBR. After deleting all partitions of Ubuntu I choose to rebuild the MBR in my disk. That way ...
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Reinstalling Ubuntu after failed 1st attempt

At first I wanted to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8 so I downloaded Ubuntu but there was a video which made me choose "something else" when installing Ubuntu ( and he said alongside Windows is ...
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How to uninstall both packaged and manually installed versions of PHP?

I installed PHP by following this answer on 14.04: sudo -i wget http://in1.php.net/distributions/php-5.3.29.tar.bz2 tar -xvf php-5.3.29.tar.bz2 cd php-5.3.29 ./configure make make install I want to ...
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Need to remove GNU GRUB version 2.00-19ubuntu2.1

I originally posted a question about removing Ubuntu and GRUB from a dual boot system. This is what my partition map looked like at the start: My question was marked as a duplicate by moderators, ...
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How to completely uninstall Java?

How can I completely remove all traces of Java on my system? I already know how to install it in case I need it again.
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How to remove GNOME 3.10 and all extensions from Ubuntu 14.04

I guess the issue is already explained in the title.I want to remove GNOME 3.10 SHELL and all installed extensions in order to get clean ubuntu 14.04 but with all my software and private files saved. ...
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Totally remove unity from Ubuntu 14.04 with its dependencies and configurations

My unity is damaged. I need to reinstall it but when I reinstall it nothing changes. Nothing is fixed. I tried reinstalling it from the software centre. (packages "ubuntu-desktop" and "unity"). I ...
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How to remove icons from ''all applications''?

I installed Star Wars: Battlefront 2 through Wine and then I uninstalled it. But icons for that game are still in my all applications panel. There is icon for another game also. I want to remove ...
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WireShark Version 1.6.7 Uninstallation Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit on a Dell XPS-13. I'm trying to remove WireShark version 1.6.7.... I'm not having any luck. Please help
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How to remove gnome-sound-recorder?

Does anyone know how to uninstall gnome-sound-recorder?
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How to completely remove a Software

first of all merry christmas to everyone. I wanted to ask you a basic question. I installed a software, in this case Eclipse 3.8 through the following command: sudo apt-get install eclipse And the ...
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Uninstall grub without uninstallng ubuntu?

I have dual boot laptop .I need to uninstall Grub do remove some features from windows-8.1 .can i remove grub without affecting ubuntu and Windows ?So that i can install grub and it will restore all ...
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How can I remove YUMI (multiboot usb creator) software? [duplicate]

I downloaded the .deb version of YUMI (multiboot usb creator) from the pendrive homepage and I wanted to make a bootable usb for Windows 98 to run on Virtualbox, but anyway the software asked for my ...
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How to replace Ubuntu host with Windows 7 installed in a virtual machine?

I have installed Windows 7 Using VirtualBox in Ubuntu. I want my primary Operating system as Windows 7. Please guide me how to uninstall/delete Ubuntu
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How to uninstall teamviewer deb v10.0.036281 from ubuntu 14.04

I installed teamviewer deb v10.0.036281 which is a 32bit?64bit Multi architecture one, it didn't worked well, so I tried to uninstall by using sudo apt-get remove teamv but got this reply E: Unable ...
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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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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 ...