Uninstall XAMP folder C/XAMPP [Solved]

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Uninstall XAMP folder C/XAMPP [Solved]

Postby eionmac » 04. October 2012 22:21

Dear folks, 1. Many thanks. I used XAMPP many years ago (2005 on Windows XP) with success for a few months before I built a small web page.
2. I have now changed computers, and needing to upgrade Joomla! from 1.5 to 2.5, with many problems about this on Joomla forums, I installed XAMPP in early December 2012 to run a local installation to see what should be done. This was successful and I have now changed my static web page. Many thanks for the XAMPP program.
3 I tried to uninstall XAMPP from computer via Windows program unistall. Program was uninstalled. I checked in C drive for folder and C/XAMPP was still there. Folded contains a sub folder mysql. I tried to 'delete'. it did not work due 'program is working'. I tried to shred with McAfee shred program. This ran but said it needed a restart to complete. I did this. (Repeated twice as first time it did not remove the file. It did not remove file the second time.)
4. I now find only folder in XAMPP is mysql which contains folder "bin" which contains a file "mysqld.exe" , application , 7,943 KB downloaded 3/12/2012.
5. Question:
How do I delete all traces of XAMPP folder and remove this exe file?

Your help would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
Eionmac.
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Re: Uninstall XAMP folder C/XAMPP

Postby Altrea » 04. October 2012 23:40

Hi Eionmac,

Maybe you have registered MySQL as Windows Service?
Please check your Windows Services Dialoge for a Service named mysql.

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Re: Uninstall XAMP folder C/XAMPP

Postby eionmac » 05. October 2012 20:56

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Maybe you have registered MySQL as Windows Service?
Please check your Windows Services Dialoge for a Service named mysql.
[/quote]
Thank you. For your very rapid response.
Yes there is an entry in the Windows Services Dialog:
mysql status 'starting' 'automatic'
c:\xampp\mysql\bin\mysqld.exe is reference to entry in properties.
What action do I take?
As I am no Windows expert I would hesitate to adjust the properties setting without knowledge.
Please advise thank you in advance.
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Re: Uninstall XAMP folder C/XAMPP

Postby Altrea » 05. October 2012 21:44

Hi eionmac,

first you should stop the running mysql service in your service dialog
After that please open a cmd with full administrator priviledges like described here: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/11 ... rator.html

in that commandline type in "sc delete mysql". That should delete the service.
If that all is done you should be able to delete your XAMPP directory by hand.

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Re: Uninstall XAMP folder C/XAMPP

Postby eionmac » 06. October 2012 20:04

Thank you.
Slight differences to make it work but it eventually did.
a) - in services dialog made it 'disabled' there was no way to 'stop' as stop dialog greyed out.
- tried command line - no joy.
b) after 'a ' again, I did a cold reboot, then command line instruction to delete service. Then close down again.
c) open and reboot, no mysql in services and no C/XAMPP file
so success.
Thank you as this recovers a lot of my small hard disc.
It also illuminates to me the dedication of the forum answering folk. It is much appreciated.
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