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Mint4win - Wont uninstall and wont bother to even start

Postby danilitland on Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:14 pm

Hi

Ive read all the other post about the mint4win.
I want to uninstall it, but it wont start, nothing happens.
And Ive tried the other solutions in the forums, but none works.

Please Help me

Thanks for the helo in regard
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Re: Mint4win - Wont uninstall and wont bother to even start

Postby altair4 on Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:26 pm

If you are really using mint4win you uninstall it from Windows using Add or Remove Programs.
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Re: Mint4win - Wont uninstall and wont bother to even start

Postby danilitland on Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:29 pm

altair4 wrote:If you are really using mint4win you uninstall it from Windows using Add or Remove Programs.


Tried that too, didnt work.
Installed, inside the windows.

I have a Vista Business x64 if it helps.
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Re: Mint4win - Wont uninstall and wont bother to even start

Postby altair4 on Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:48 pm

Maybe someone with experience with this thing will show up soon. I don't use mint4win but doing a little searching it seems there may be two or even 3 problems:

64bit Vista seems to add a wrinkle to this - lots of posts about that in Ubuntu ( where it's called wubi )

Clean uninstall seems to be an issue.

Even when it's uninstalled it doesn't remove the bootloader option at startup.

You might want to look at this: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide#Uninstallation

It seems there is a little standalone un-installer in wubu at C:\ubuntu\Uninstall-Ubuntu.exe.
The path is going to be different in Mint but you might want to look for a similarly placed app.
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Re: Mint4win - Wont uninstall and wont bother to even start

Postby danilitland on Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:58 pm

altair4 wrote:Maybe someone with experience with this thing will show up soon. I don't use mint4win but doing a little searching it seems there may be two or even 3 problems:

64bit Vista seems to add a wrinkle to this - lots of posts about that in Ubuntu ( where it's called wubi )

Clean uninstall seems to be an issue.

Even when it's uninstalled it doesn't remove the bootloader option at startup.

You might want to look at this: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide#Uninstallation

It seems there is a little standalone un-installer in wubu at C:\ubuntu\Uninstall-Ubuntu.exe.
The path is going to be different in Mint but you might want to look for a similarly placed app.


The standalone uninstaller in the mint folder wont start.
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Re: Mint4win - Wont uninstall and wont bother to even start

Postby altair4 on Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:19 pm

Well there is a section in the link I provided on how to remove it manually:
How do I manually uninstall Wubi?

Remove C:\ubuntu and C:\wubildr*.

In Windows XP you need to edit C:\boot.ini and delete the Ubuntu/Wubi line. For Vista, you can use EasyBCD to edit the boot menu. Alternatively you can modify the boot menu via control_panel > system > advanced > startup_and_recovery and pressing "Edit". For Windows 98 you have to edit C:\config.sys, and remove the Wubi block.

To remove Wubi from the add/remove list, delete the registry key: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Wubi

An easy method of removing this registry key is to paste the following text into a plain editor such as Notepad, close and save the file as something like removeWubiKey.reg (you may wish to go to Folder Options > View and disable the "Hide file extensions for known file types" option to check that the .reg extension has actually been applied). Then you can perform the rest automatically by opening the file in the normal Windows manner, or choosing the "Merge" option from the right click context menu. Note: The formatting is rather strict, so copy the text exactly for best results. You may need to be logged in as the administrator to delete the key, depending on the version of Windows you are using. User Account Control in Vista may also pop up, in the typical fashion.

REGEDIT4

[-HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Wubi]

After deleting the registry key, Ubuntu may still appear in the program list. If this is the case, you may be asked if you would like to remove the item from the list.

You'd have to find the corresponding mint4win paths of course. If it were me I would learn to live with the entry in Add/Remove Programs before I edited the windows registry - that's insane.
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Re: Mint4win - Wont uninstall and wont bother to even start

Postby danilitland on Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:35 pm

altair4 wrote:Well there is a section in the link I provided on how to remove it manually:
How do I manually uninstall Wubi?

Remove C:\ubuntu and C:\wubildr*.

In Windows XP you need to edit C:\boot.ini and delete the Ubuntu/Wubi line. For Vista, you can use EasyBCD to edit the boot menu. Alternatively you can modify the boot menu via control_panel > system > advanced > startup_and_recovery and pressing "Edit". For Windows 98 you have to edit C:\config.sys, and remove the Wubi block.

To remove Wubi from the add/remove list, delete the registry key: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Wubi

An easy method of removing this registry key is to paste the following text into a plain editor such as Notepad, close and save the file as something like removeWubiKey.reg (you may wish to go to Folder Options > View and disable the "Hide file extensions for known file types" option to check that the .reg extension has actually been applied). Then you can perform the rest automatically by opening the file in the normal Windows manner, or choosing the "Merge" option from the right click context menu. Note: The formatting is rather strict, so copy the text exactly for best results. You may need to be logged in as the administrator to delete the key, depending on the version of Windows you are using. User Account Control in Vista may also pop up, in the typical fashion.

REGEDIT4

[-HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Wubi]

After deleting the registry key, Ubuntu may still appear in the program list. If this is the case, you may be asked if you would like to remove the item from the list.

You'd have to find the corresponding mint4win paths of course. If it were me I would learn to live with the entry in Add/Remove Programs before I edited the windows registry - that's insane.


Will it remove all of Linux mint, from the computer?
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Re: Mint4win - Wont uninstall and wont bother to even start

Postby altair4 on Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:45 pm

Have no idea. I don't use mint4win as I said earlier. You might want to search the Ubuntu forums.
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