Removal help needed

doug dmcgarrett at
Wed Aug 12 14:45:29 UTC 2015

On 08/12/2015 03:36 AM, Patrick Spendrin wrote:
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> Am 11.08.2015 um 11:58 schrieb Anne Wilson:
>> Hi.  I have KDE installed on an older laptop which has just been
>> upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10.  The KDE apps are no longer
>> used on that laptop (they are 2 years old), so I wanted to remove
>> them, but all my efforts have failed.
>> They are not installed within the Windows Programs system, and I
>> thought I remembered that they had to be uninstalled using the KDE
>> Installer-GUI.  I did that, and got messages that they were
>> uninstalling, but coming back to the laptop afterwards I found that
>> the command window with a message from kdewin4init (misremembered
>> name?) still opens, and all the programs are back in the
>> appropriate folders.
>> Since another family member will be using that laptop I need to
>> clean it up, so what should I do to properly remove them?
> Try to open the windows task manager, navigate to the processes tab,
> and close all KDE processes, that is kded4.exe, kdeinit4.exe... and
> dbus-daemon.exe .
> Then go to the installation directory and remove the complete
> installation directory.
> To cleanup also the user settings, open the explorer, and go to
> %APPDATA% and remove the .kde directory.
> If removing a file fails, check that you really killed all processes
> in question.
>> Anne
> regards,
> Patrick
Why not teach the other family member to use the KDE apps? They are very 
useful, and for the most part
are not duplicated in Windows.  I have added KDE apps to each of my 
Windows machines, even tho I seldom
use Windows.


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