Remove Cygwin entirely from Windows 2000 Server SP3

Corinna Vinschen
Mon Mar 22 20:54:00 GMT 2004

On Mar 22 08:39, Eric Hanchrow wrote:
> >>>>> "Corinna" == Corinna Vinschen <> writes:
>     Corinna> There shouldn't be any cyg* files in the system folder.
>     Corinna> If you want to have it entirely clean, you'd have to
>     Corinna> delete all registry keys */Software/Cygnus
>     Corinna> Solutions/Cygwin with * being HKLM as well as all HKU
>     Corinna> subkeys of users which have used Cygwin.
> I've never had a problem with this, but: oughtn't he ensure that all
> Cygwin services are stopped before he deletes c:\cygwin?  If not, I
> fear he'll get "access denied" errors when trying to delete the
> relevant .exe and .dlls.

Well, yes, but I thought I let this as an exercise for the reader...


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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Red Hat, Inc.

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