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Please assist with details regarding uninstalling
- From: "Dan M" <zebra_danio at comcast dot net>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2006 22:15:57 -0500
- Subject: Please assist with details regarding uninstalling
I have a need to uninstall cygwin completely from my system. I found
the instructions to do this in the faq/Seting up cygwin/answer #14. I
am writing to request more detailed information regarding instructions
#1 and #2, as I am not a PC programmer and need more specific
Here is instruction #1 from the faq:
"1. Remove all Cygwin services. If a service is currently running, it
must first be stopped with cygrunsrv -E name, where name is the name of
the service. Then use cygrunsrv -R name to uninstall the service from
the registry. Repeat this for all services that you installed. Common
services that might have been installed are sshd, cron, cygserver,
inetd, apache, and so on."
Here are my questions regarding step #1:
A. How do I tell what services I have installed? (Basically I
originally loaded everything, but then I uninstalled/re-installed
picking just the default, so I believe I have the default).
B. How do I tell what services are currently running? (I am running
Windows XP Home. Can the program manager tell me this? If so, what
specific names do I need to look for in the program manager?)
B. Please confirm: "Remove all cygwin services" is the same as
"uninstalling ...[each]... service from the registry".
C. Are these commands simply typed into the command prompt screen?
When I bring up the command prompt, a path comes up after the C drive
name. I get:
C:\Documents and Settings\Dan>
Do I need to change this at all or just type the commands after the ">"
Here is instruction #2 from the faq:
"2. Stop the X11 server if it is running, and terminate any Cygwin
programs that might be running in the background. Remove all mount
information by typing umount -A and then exit the command prompt and
ensure that no Cygwin processes remain. Note: If you want to save your
mount points for a later reinstall, first save the output of mount -m as
described at http://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/using-utils.html#mount."
Here are my questions on instuction #2:
A. How do I tell if any cygwin programs are running in the background?
B. After I have the answer to my question A, how do I terminate them
(i.e., the Cygwin programs that are running in the background)?
C. How do I tell if any cygwin processes remain after entering the
Thanks in advance for your assistance!
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